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Campo Mayor [2]

Battle Name : Campo Mayor [2]

Date(s) : 25 March 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for Anglo-Portugese Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French had only been in occupation for four days [see Campo Mayor [1]] when Brigadier Long brought up a cavalry force. A headlong charge by the British element, 13th Light Dragoon Regiment, overthrew the main defence and drove them well away from the town.


A small town in Portugal about 12 miles northwest of Badajoz. (Portugal)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (8.33%)

Anglo-Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
168 (24.00%)