Tuyutí

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For the battle, see Battle of Tuyutí.
Tuyutí inside Paraguay

Tuyutí (pt: Tuiuti), "white mud" in guaraní, is a marsh with a pond located in the southwest corner of Paraguay. It became famous during the Paraguayan War, while the allied army bivouaced on it for two years. The Battle of Tuyutí in 1866 was the biggest battle ever fought in South America and the deadliest day in the Americas history.[1] The smaller Second Battle of Tuyutí was also fought there.

The ground is sandy, surrounded by flooded terrain, with rocks with more than 2 meters high. The land where the encampment stood was a small space of 4 by 2.4 km without maneuver space.[2]

In the south is the tidal creek Bellaco and, to the west, the pound Piris. It is linked to the Paraguay river town of Curupayty, where a land path, classified as a potreiro crosses 1.5 km. To the north is the tidal creek of Rojas and the Tuyutí pond, and to the east a large, marshy region.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doratioto 2003, p. 222.
  2. ^ Doratioto 2003, p. 214-216.
  3. ^ Doratioto 2003, p. 216.

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Coordinates: 27°12′14.3″N 58°32′53.16″E / 27.203972°N 58.5481000°E / 27.203972; 58.5481000