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Pombal [2]

Battle Name : Pombal [2]

Date(s) : 11 March 1811

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

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French Forces and Anglo-Portugese Forces

Type of battle : Land


Massena had decided to withdraw his Army of Portugal from its starving position before the Lines of Torres Vedras. He split his force into two columns, to make foraging easier, and Wellington chose to follow Ney's column. This action was a contact between Ney's rearguard and the Allies advanced units. Two companies of the 95 Foot [The Rifles] were engaged in this action.


A small town in central Portugal about 27 miles southwest of Coimbra. (Portugal)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
63 (7.00%)

Anglo-Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
37 (4.11%)