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Cacabellos [Prieros]

Battle Name : Cacabellos [Prieros]

Date(s) : 03 January 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A firm rearguard action by the British IV Division against over twice their strength. The French General Colbert was killed by Rifleman Tom Plunkett of the 95th. Paget held off the French through the day and then withdrew unmolested under cover of darkness.


A village in Galicia, northwestern Spain, on the old main road from Villafranca to Ponferrada. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (3.28%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
168 (5.60%)