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Maria de Huerve

Battle Name : Maria de Huerve

Date(s) : 15 June 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


Poor generalship and poor discipline contributed to this Spanish defeat. Blake had left one division isolated and inactive on the opposite bank of the river thus removing the numerical superiority. Also many of the Spaniards were new recruits who deserted over night between the first engagement and the second days fighting. In the face of the French advance Blake attempted to fall back on the isolated division but his move turned into a rout.


A small town on the river Huerve in north eastern Spain about 13 miles southeast of Zaragoza. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (7.41%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
5,000 (33.33%)