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Battle Name : Tortosa

Date(s) : 16 December 1810 - 02 January 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The French force, Suchet's IV Corps, 'The Army of Aragon' included Spanish troops who had been in Macdonald's Army of Catalonia. The siege was not a long one considering the Spaniards had massed 182 guns all of which were lost to the French.


A fortified town in northeastern Spain on the north bank of the river Ebro about 50 miles southwest of the port of Tarragona. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (3.33%)

Spanish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
5,374 (74.86%)