Battle of Mare Erythraeum

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Battle of Mare Erythraeum

Conflict:

Human-Covenant War

Date:

Late October through November, 2552

Location:

Mare Erythraeum, Mars, Sol system

Outcome:

  • Covenant victory
  • UNSC forces on Mars crushed
  • Colonel Ackerson captured
Belligerents

United Nations Space Command

Covenant

Commanders

Colonel James Ackerson

Jiralhanae Shipmaster Lepidus

Strength
Casualties

Unknown - presumably heavy

Unknown

 

The Battle of Mare Erythraeum was an engagement of the Human-Covenant War in late 2552 where UNSC Army forces led by Colonel James Ackerson fought the Covenant on Mare Erythraeum on the surface of Mars. It occurred simultaneously with the Covenant's prolonged invasion of Earth and resulted in a Covenant victory. After the UNSC's eventual defeat, the Covenant began to concentrate more of their forces on Earth,[1] although Ackerson's work in this battle helped buy UNSC ground forces on Earth precious time.[2] During or after the engagement, Colonel Ackerson was taken prisoner and taken aboard the CCS-class battlecruiser Triumphant Declaration.[3]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Uprising, Issue 3
  2. ^ Halo Encyclopedia
  3. ^ Halo: Uprising, issue 1