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Capture of Río Hondo

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Capture of Río Hondo

Capture of Hondo River
Part of American Revolutionary War
Date 1779
Location Hondo River, Belize
Result British victory
Kingdom of Spain  Kingdom of Great Britain

The Hondo River was a settlement owned by the Kingdom of Great Britain since the early 18th century. In 1779, the Spanish repeatedly attacked the British settlements in British Honduras. The Hondo River was targeted, but the British were never driven out. However, they abandoned their colony until 1783.


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