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Medina de Rio Seco

Battle Name : Medina de Rio Seco

Date(s) : 14 July 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for French Peninsular Army [Bessières] over Northern Spanish Armies

Type of battle : Land


Napoleon appointed his brother Joseph to the throne of Spain. The Spanish armies attempted to block Joseph's access to his capital. Marshall Bessières although outnumbered three to two routed the Spanish.