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Battle Name : Medellin

Date(s) : 29 March 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


A strong French attack upon a larger force. But the Spanish were in part newly raised, poorly trained and with low morale. This was a crushing defeat for Cuesta's force, a large proportion of the casualties were killed and the whole army was widely dispersed.


A town in Extremadura province west central Spain about 65 miles east of Badajoz. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,149 (6.76%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
10,000 (41.67%)