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Arzobispo [El Puente]

Battle Name : Arzobispo [El Puente]

Date(s) : 08 August 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


This brilliant raid was lead by Marshal Soult using a division of infantry and a brigade of cavalry. The Spaniards were in possession of 17 French guns which they had captured at Talavera. Soult crossed the Tagus and retook the guns plus another 16 Spanish guns and 400 horses.


A fortified town on the river Tagus [now Tajo] about 23 miles southwest of Talavera (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
135 (3.38%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,400 (56.00%)