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Colombian forces comprehensively defeat an invading Ecuadorian army at the Battle of Cuaspad

Central America, 1857, zoomable map
12/06/1863
Disputes between Ecuador, ruled by the conservative Garcia Moreno, and Colombia, under the liberal Tomás de Mosquera, erupted when a Ecuadorian army crossed into Colombia.  The 6000 man incursion was met decisively at the Battle of Cuaspad, when 4000 Columbians killed more than 1,500 invaders and captured most of the rest.  The Treaty of Pinsaqui ended the conflict soon after, restoring affairs to their pre-war status.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Spencer C. Tucker (ed.), A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010), 1404. 

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