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In South America, units of Brazil's army invade the Uruguayan province of Cerro Largo

South America, 1857, zoomable map
10/12/1864
Negotiations to assure protection of Brazilian citizens and interests during the ongoing revolt in Uruguay against the Blanco Party government in Montivideo had collapsed in August and naval clashes had occurred almost immediately.  In concert with the rebel Colorado faction, Brazilian troops crossed its southern border and engaged Uruguayan government forces in Cero Largo Province.  Within four days, the invaders had captured Melo, the provincial capital.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Hendrik Kraay, Thomas Whigham (eds), I Die with My Country: Perspectives on the Paraguayan War, 1864-1870 (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2004),122-123

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