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Battle Name : Alcolea

Date(s) : 07 June 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Spanish forces, consisting of 1,400 soldiers and 5,000 armed citizens, were outnumbered two to one. Losses were not large on either side. An interesting side note is that Swiss troops fought on both sides of the engagement the 4 bns on the French side having been taken up from the Spanish service.
The French, under General Dupont, went on the take the city of Cordoba and extensively loot it.


A village in Andalusia, on the north bank of the Rion Guadalquivir about 6 miles northeast of Cordoba. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
110 (0.85%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (3.13%)