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Battle Name : Redinha

Date(s) : 12 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


The Anglo-Portugese continued to snap at the heels of Ney's retreating formations. Ney used his not inconsiderable skills to manage this retreat and for his part Wellington prevented the French from making a resolute stand on suitable prepared ground. Although a drawn battle the purpose served was more to the Allies favour than the French.


A village in central Portugal, on the Rio Ancos, 6 miles north of Venda Cruz [now Venda Nova. (Portugal)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
227 (2.43%)

Anglo-Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
205 (1.28%)