A little bit about Juana Azurdy:
‘Juana Azurduy Bermudez (July 12, 1780 or 1781 - May 25, 1862) was a South American guerrilla military leader.
Upon their return they raised an army and joined in the fighting in the area. She fought a guerrilla style war against the Spanish from 1809 to 1825. On March 8, 1816, her forces captured temporarily the Cerro Rico of Potosí, the main source of Spanish silver, also leading a cavalry charge that resulted in the capturing of the enemy standard. For these actions she was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on August 16, 1816, by Juan Martín de Pueyrredón, the Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata at Buenos Aires.
At the highest point of her control, she commanded an army with an estimated strength of 6,000 men.