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Battle Name : Pamplona

Date(s) : 30 June 1813 - 31 October 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Troops over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


After the battle of Vitoria the French held only two strongholds in Spain. Pamplona guarded the main inland passes over the northern end of the Pyrenees. Soult left General Cassan with 3,000 men to garrison the town, which was well provisioned. Wellington moved his siege train against the other fortress and left the Spanish, General O'Donnel with 11,000 men to surround Pamplona. Soult's attempt to lift the siege failed in spite of the support of a brave and skilful sortie by the garrison. O'Donnel was joined by another Spanish division under General d'España and when Wellington drove Soult back into France the fate of Pamplona was sealed. Cassan surrendered to d'España on the 31st October 1813.

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