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Battle Name : Tarbes

Date(s) : 20 March 1814

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

Outcome : A victory for British Peninsular Army over French Army of Spain [Soult]

Type of battle : Land


While Soult was retreating on Toulouse Wellington attempted to trap him. Soult's main force was in position around Tarbes when Wellinton sent Beresford's Corps to cut the three possible roads north. Two were cut but the southernmost route was held open by the determined resistance of Taupin's division. Only one division on each side did the actual fighting.
Soult escaped into Toulouse.


Town of Tarbes, south-western France about forty miles due east of Bayonne. (France)

Casualty figures

French Army of Spain [Soult]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (8.70%)

British Peninsular Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
91 (3.79%)