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Arroyo dos Molinos

Battle Name : Arroyo dos Molinos

Date(s) : 28 October 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for British, Portugese and Spanish Force over French Peninsular Army [d'Erlon's corps]

Type of battle : Land


Wellington got intelligence that a division of d'Erlon's corps was isolated on the north bank of the Tagus. He sent Hill's Division, made up to 10,000 men with Spanish and Portugese troops, to attack them. After a gruelling march through mountains in appalling weather Hill surprised the French and returned with 1,300 prisoners and 3 guns.


A village in southwestern Spain. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Peninsular Army [d'Erlon's corps]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,800 (45.00%)

British, Portugese and Spanish Force

Number engaged :

Casualties :
101 (1.01%)