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Ciudad Real

Battle Name : Ciudad Real

Date(s) : 27 March 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land


Sabastiani, commanding the French IV Corps had been sparring with the Spanish for a few days. He saw an opportunity and sent his cavalry plus Milhaud's Division of the Reserve Cavalry Corps in against the Spanish cavalry and scattered them. An opportunist but effective move.


A town in the province of La Mancha, central Spain about 100 miles south of Madrid. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
100 (2.86%)

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,500 (20.00%)