US Troops invade Uruguay 1855

As noted earlier this month, what would a revolution in South America be without the arrival of undocumented and uninvited North American troops? US and European naval forces landed in Montevideo, Uruguay, on November 25, 1855, during a battle between insurgents and Uruguayan government troops. Approximately 100 undocumented US troops stayed until November 29, occupying the customs house in the port city.

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