General Ordoñez, commanding the Spanish forces there, was defeated and fell back to Talcahuano.
It was the 20th of October, and the tenth day since they had left Talcahuano.
More than that, he slowly but surely pushed the Spaniards southward, and seemed about to force them back into Talcahuano.
Well, I expect to see you in Talcahuano in the spring, and I'll put you in mind of this.
The destruction must have been more complete even than at Talcahuano.
The next day I landed at Talcahuano, and afterwards rode to Concepcion.
It was twenty-two days since they left the Bay of Talcahuano, and they had gone 450 miles.
We had taken our last look at a phenomenon of this kind when we left Talcahuano, four months out.
A strong army capably officered and fully equipped, started northward from Talcahuano to recapture Santiago and reconquer Chile.
Early in 1813 a large force landed at Talcahuano and, advancing to Concepcion, was joined by the garrison of that place.