Clash of Steel
for Military History & Aviation enthusiasts

Translate this Page

Search :

Venta del Pozo

Battle Name : Venta del Pozo

Date(s) : 23 October 1812

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

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French Forces and Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land


Considered by some observers to have been the hardest fought cavalry mêlée of the war. It is interesting to note that German troops fought on both sides in this conflict. The Light Infantry battalions of the Kings German Legion fought with particular distinction they were awarded the battle honour 'Venta del Pozo'.


A village about 21 miles southwest of Burgos. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (6.25%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
230 (8.21%)