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  Ignacio Carrera Pinto and his 77 men are regarded in Chile as great heroes, and are commonly referred to as "los Héroes de la Concepción'. On July, 1882, Carrera was the head of the Chilean Army's Fourth Company of Chacabuco, formed by 77 men, which was guarding the Peruvian town called La Concepción. Other officials in charge were Julio Montt, Luis Cruz and Arturo Perez Canto. On July 10, 1882, La Concepción was attacked by 400 regular Peruvian soldiers and large groups of natives, which were part of the forces of Andres Caceres, a Peruvian officer which was conducting a guerrilla war. Despite being greatly outnumbered and out of ammunition, the Chilean soldiers did not surrender. The last Chilean soldiers died charging the well armed Peruvian army only with their bayonets. casahistoria - web site for students of modern history!







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2. Colonial Chile
3. 19th century: Liberation & Politics
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Bolivian-Peruvian War 1836-39
Pacific War of 1879-1884/Chile-Peruvian War
War against the indigenous peoples & internal  
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5. Economics
6. 20th century: 1900 to Allende
 
 
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2. Colonial Chile
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The Colonial Missions Go to the casahistoria site for extensive links to the Missions of the Spanish Pacific territories






  






3. 19th century: Liberation & Politics

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Liberation and Political development Liberation Wars

 

South American Liberation Wars Go to this casahsitoria site for extensive links to the Independence Wars across South America and the links connecting them.



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4. 19th century: Military Conflict
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Wars with Chile's neighbours       War of Bolivian-Peruvian Confederation 1836-39       The Pacific War of 1879-1884/Chile-Peruvian War War against the indigenous peoples and internal conflicts

 





  



   

5. Economics 

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Nitrates Metal mining Railways
  • Tramways of Chile Useful and detailed site. Click on the links for the index page - the general description is the most useful part. Click on a section to find out about a particular region/city. by Allen Morrison
  • Diary of an English railway engineer Thomas Shakespear worked on the Santiago to Puerto Montt railroad as manager of Rancagua station just down the line from Santiago, on a section of railroad originally inaugurated in 1859. This brief diary, 1899-1902, records details of track and train maintenance and the management of his workmen. Has pictures and ephemera of interest.
  • The Antofagasta (Chile) and Bolivia Railway Company: A Company History. Key section is the one on "Railroad Origins in the 19th Century". Shows clearly the joined interests of railways/mining/ Chilean expansion and British capital & engineers.
  • Railway of the Andes Contemporary description of the Transandine railway, 1935. Places line in general Chilean rail context.

 





  








6. 20th Century: Politics, 1900 - Allende

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 In this photograph, General Augusto Pinochet (second from left) and President Salvador Allende (in white jacket) are seen on a trip in northern Chile in the months before the 1973 coup that left Allende dead and Pinochet in command of the government.
Photograph: Fundacion Salvador Allende
General Augusto Pinochet and President Salvador Allende on a trip in northern Chile in the months before the 1973 coup that left Allende dead and Pinochet in command of the government 







  


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