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Battle Name : Valladolid

Date(s) : 12 July 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


General Cuesta's amazingly inept handling of his newly formed Army of Castile placed them in a single rank with a river at their backs and only one bridge for retreat. After a very brief action the Spanish were routed and the French took the city of Valladolid.


A village to the northeast of the present city of Valladolid. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
42 (0.70%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (10.00%)