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Battle Name : Valls

Date(s) : 25 February 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Franco-Italian Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


A staccato battle in which each side in turn paused at crucial moments when to have attacked would probably have won the day. The Spanish paused to rest after a night march. The French paused and watched the Spaniards withdraw over a bridge. The Spaniards drew up in line of battle and then waited for three hours before the French attacked. When they did the Spaniards gave one volley and fled. About as many were killed as were captured.


A town in Catalonia, northeastern Spain, about 12 miles north of Tarragona. (Spain)

Casualty figures

Franco-Italian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (7.69%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (22.26%)