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Battle Name : Vigo

Date(s) : 27 March 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Forces over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land


A somewhat unorthodox engagement. The French were a single battalion garrison plus a few hundred sick and wounded. The attackers were Spanish Irregulars [Guerillas] supported by and supplied with weapons from the British frigates H.M.Ss. Lively and Venus. The French surrendered on terms that they should become prisoners of the British. A large amount of military supplies and Soult's military chest containing over £6,000 were captured.


A port in the province of Galicia, northwestern Spain, on the Atlantic coast. (Spain)

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French Garrison

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823 (100.00%)

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