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Battle Name : Benavente

Date(s) : 29 December 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Moore's retreat on Coruña was being ably screened by his cavalry. In many minor actions the pursuing French cavalry came off much the worse. In this action General Lefebvre commanding the Chasseurs à Cheval of the Imperial Guard was captured by Trooper Grisdale of the 10th Hussars.


A town in Leon, northern Spain, about 40 miles north of Zamora. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
128 (23.27%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
50 (8.33%)