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Santiago de Compostela

Battle Name : Santiago de Compostela

Date(s) : 22 May 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Spainish Forces over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The Spaniards were mainly guerrillas [10,000 of the 12,000] of whom only 7,000 were armed. Most of the French were able to withdraw with most of their guns.


A town in Galicia, northwestern Spain about 28 miles south of La Coruña. (Spain)

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French Garrison

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Casualties :
600 (16.67%)

Spainish Forces

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