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Battle Name : Tajuna

Date(s) : 30 October 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Allied Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Colonel Skerrett commanding the rearguard of Hill's corps held the long thin bridge over the river Tajuna for the whole day. When night came he set up dummy sentries and slipped away to join his corps. This small action gained valuable time for Hill to join Wellington near Salamanca.


A village, with the same name as the river it is on, lying between Aranjuez and Fuenteduena, Central Spain. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
105 (15.00%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
43 (6.14%)