William Walker is elected president of Nicaragua

Having acted as the commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan army since the capture of Granada in October 1855, as well as the power behind the subsequent Liberal government of Patricio Rivas, the American filibuster hero William Walker now has himself elected president of Nicaragua. (By Brian Bockelman)
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David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1998), 522.
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