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Battle Name : Peniscola

Date(s) : 20 January 1812 - 02 February 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


In the complex politics of Spain the Frenc had some significant sympathizers. General Garcia Navarro, commander of the impregnable fortress port of Peniscola was one such. Because of his treachery this valuable harbour was lost to the Allied fleet. No lives were lost but all the Spaniards were captured.


A fortress port in the province of Tarragona about 31 miles south of Tortosa. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)

Spanish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (100.00%)