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Battle Name : Castalla

Date(s) : 13 April 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Allied Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Murray had fallen back before the French and, while his rearguard delayed the enemy, prepared positions at Castalla. In a classic French column versus British line the French lost over 350 men in 5 minutes. The French defeat could have been far worse but Murray chose caution and continued his withdrawal to the ships rather than a pursuit.


A town in southeastern Spain about 19 miles northwest of Alicante. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,300 (13.54%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (2.20%)