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Spanish win crushing victory over Moroccan forces

Africa, 1857, zoomable map
03/23/1860
A previous armistice had broken down when Moroccan authorities had rejected Spanish demands after the capture of Tetuan.  The Spanish, under General Leopold O'Donnell, had resumed operations and a major battle was fought at Wad Ras on the road to Tangier.  The Moroccan forces were again completely defeated and this time Spanish demands for an armistice and preliminary negotiations of a peace were agreed to on March 25, 1860.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 408.

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