Spanish force Moroccan authorities to accept an armistice and begin peace negotiations
Two days before, a major battle had been fought at Wad Ras on the road to Tangier. This ended in the complete defeat of Moroccan forces at the hands of the Spanish troops under General Leopold O'Donnell. Earlier Spanish demands for an armistice and preliminary negotiations of a peace had been rejected in February but now Moroccan authorities had little choice and an armistice took effect. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 408.