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Saragossa 1st siege

Battle Name : Saragossa 1st siege

Date(s) : 15 June 1808 - 17 August 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish garrison & people of Saragossa over French Peninsular Army

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The first French target of the Peninsular war. Part of Bessièrs's reserve corps attacked but were repulsed losing 700 men. A siege was started with Verdier in command of the attackers. Major attacks on the 4th July and the 4th August gained ground but could not hold it. Verdier abandoned the siege on the 17th August.


The city of Zaragoza [Saragossa] on the river Ebro, Aragon region of Spain. (Spain)