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Coa River

Battle Name : Coa River

Date(s) : 24 July 1810

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


'Black Bob' Craufurd commanding the Light Division held on, almost too long, at the crossing of the river Coa. Ney's equally headstrong action in advancing too rapidly cost him dearly especially in officers [24 casualties].


Crossing of the river Coa just southwest of Almeida near the Spanish-Portugese border. (Portugal)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
531 (2.21%)

Anglo-Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
308 (6.48%)