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Battle Name : Rueda

Date(s) : 12 December 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for British forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A tiny but important engagement. A cavalry brigade of Moore's advanced guard came upon a half-squadron of French Chasseurs à Cheval only one or two escaped to raise the alarm. Hitherto the French had no idea that Moore's force was so close and not retreating on Lisbon as Napoleon thought.


A village on the river Duero in western Spain about 7 miles south of Tordesilla. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
53 (96.36%)

British forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)