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Battle Name : Valmaseda

Date(s) : 05 November 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A 'hit and run' attack by the Spanish under Blake to rescue one of his detached division. Two French Corps [Victor's I and Lefebre-Desnouette's IV] were in the vicinity when Blake caught Vilatte's III Division. After the engagement Blake returned into the mountains.


A small town in the mountains of the northern Spanish coast about 18 miles west of Bilbao. (Spain)

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French Forces

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500 (4.17%)

Spanish Forces

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