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Battle Name : Alcañiz

Date(s) : 23 May 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French, [Suchet's lll Corps] though outnumbered over all, were superior in guns and cavalry. Blake commanding quite a mixed bag of Spaniards gain an important victory. Consequent on this battle Suchet abandonned most of Aragon and Spaniards flocked to join Blake.


A town in northeastern Spain on thr Rio Guadalope about 55 miles south east of Zaragoza. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (10.23%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
300 (3.51%)