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Battle Name : Matilla

Date(s) : 16 November 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for British & Allied Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French force was purely cavalry but the smaller allied force was 'all arms' i.e. had a light infantry company and two guns. This action, still part of Wellington's fall back on Ciudad Rodrigo, was the last in Spain in 1812


A village in northern Spain about 25 miles southwest of Salamanca. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
50 (2.50%)

British & Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
34 (2.62%)