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Mansilla de las Mulas

Battle Name : Mansilla de las Mulas

Date(s) : 30 December 1808

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , The Peninsular Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


In order to gain time for the withdrawal of the Spanish Army of Galicia and Moore's British troops a Spanish division was left to defend a difficult river crossing. The inept Spanish commander drew his force up with the river behind them. The pursuing troops, the Light Cavalry Division of the Reserve Cavalry Corps, simply charged and took the position with very few losses.


A village on the Rio Esla in Leon province, northern Spain, about 10 miles southeast of Leon city. (Spain)

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Spanish Forces

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Casualties :
1,800 (60.00%)