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Battle Name : Miajadas

Date(s) : 21 March 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Although this was a small cavalry engagement it was a rare but morale boosting Spanish success. A well laid trap drew the French cavalry [part of the advanced screen of Victor's I Corps] on against a single exposed squadron while seven more squadrons were concealed either side of the road.


A village in the province of Extremadura, western Spain. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
133 (31.67%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)