Bicentenary of the Battle of Tucumán
Argentina, September 24, 2012
On 24 and 25 September 1812, the Northern Army under General Manuel Belgrano defeated the royalist troops in Tucumán.
The Battle of Tucumán along with the Battle of Salta, which took place on February 20, 1813, allowed the Argentines to confirm that the region was under their control.
The order of the Triumvirate was that the Northern Army did strong in Cordoba. However, Belgrano stopped them in Tucumán, where the population was ready to join the army.
The Battle of Tucumán was the most important victory obtained by the patriot armies in the War of Independence of Argentina.
In September 29, 1812, Belgrano wrote to the Government of United Provinces of the River Plate as the official part of the glorious action of September 24, calling the Battle of Tucumán as ‘… the Tomb of Tyranny …’.