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Badajoz, Second British siege

Battle Name : Badajoz, Second British siege

Date(s) : 18 May 1811 - 10 June 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for French Garrison over British Peninsular Army

Type of battle : Land, Seige


After Albuera Wellington returned to the siege of Badajoz. Beresford's works were restored and the fortress surrounded by 14,000 troops. However the siege did not progress quickly due to the shortage of equipment. The French attempt to lift the siege with 58,000 men was successful as Wellington withdrew on their approach.


Fortress of Badajoz on the Spanish side of the Portugese border about 120 miles due East of Lisbon. (Spain)

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French Garrison

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British Peninsular Army

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Casualties :
139 (0.93%)