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Saragosa First Siege

Battle Name : Saragosa First Siege

Date(s) : 15 July 1808 - 14 August 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Forces and the populace over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


On the Spanish side there were only 6,000 troops most of whom were raw recruits. The remainder were the armed citizens and men and women of the city. Each French attack was replused with significant losses. Vicious house-to-house fighting was almost continuous. The siege was called off after the news came through of the surrender of Dupont's Corps at Bailén.


The city of Saragossa, [now Zaragosa] on the river Ebro in Aragon,northern Spain. (Spain)

Casualty figures

Spanish Forces and the populace

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (11.54%)

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,500 (23.33%)