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Battle Name : Cogorderos

Date(s) : 23 June 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The only real fight in northern Spain since the French took Astorga 22 April 1810. Although only a small engagement the Spaniards defeated experienced French troops. The engagement was of greater significance than its size in that it sent a wave of concern through the French Army of the North and persuaded them not to send any troops south to fight Wellington.


A village in northern Spain on the river Orbigo between Astorga and Leon. (Spain)

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French Forces

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450 (30.00%)

Spanish Forces

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