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Battle Name : Toulouse

Date(s) : 10 April 1814 - 11 April 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


More an assault on a fortress than a fluid battle although the bulk of Soult's forces were outside the city. Wellington formed a complex plan involving co-ordinated action by two British Corps, one Spanish Corps, two independent British Divisions and independent brigades of Hussars. The attack commenced at dawn but poor co-ordination meant little progress had been made during the morning. It was not until six in the evening that Soult finally withdrew all his troops into the city. Both sides had moderate casualty figures. About 9 pm on the 11th April Soult abandoned Toulouse and marched out towards Carcassonne, the allies occupied the city the next day.


City of Toulouse on the river Garonne, south-western France.

Casualty figures

French Army of Spain [Soult]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,236 (7.70%)

British Peninsular Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,558 (9.27%)