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San Marcial [1794]

Battle Name : San Marcial [1794]

Date(s) : 31 July 1794 - 01 August 1794

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Army

Type of battle : Land


The Spanish in their efforts to prevent the French incursion into Spain established their main position at San Marcial. Pinned by General Fr├ęgeville's frontal attack on the 31st the Spanish were then attacked on the 1st by fresh French troops on their flanks. The Spanish, outnumbered and under attack from three sides, beat a hasty retreat abandoning 200 guns.


The monastery of San Marcial is on the Spanish side of the river Bidassoa, north-western Pyrenees, about 7 miles from the Biscay coast. (Spain)