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Battle Name : Retiro

Date(s) : 13 August 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land


This fortress was on the western side of Madrid and was meant to hold up the Allied entry to the city. It did not delay them at all as the commander surrendered and all his men were taken prisoner.


A fortress on the western edge of the city of Madrid. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,046 (100.00%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
10 (1.67%)