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Battle Name : Morales

Date(s) : 02 June 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The first contact in Wellington's push towards Vittoria. A purely cavalry engagement in which the French were severely hampered by the condition of their horses. Although small numbers were in contact this indication of an oblique flanking movement caused the French to give up the line of the Duero.


A village near a small tributary of the river Duero in northern Spain 4 miles east of Toro. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
360 (45.00%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
16 (2.67%)