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Battle Name : Coimbra

Date(s) : 06 October 1810

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

Outcome : A victory for Portugese Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


After plundering Coimbra for three days Massena continued his pursuit of Wellington. In the town he left his sick and his hospital staff [about 4000 in all] and his prisoners [about 400]. Col Trant commanding a Portugese militia force struck the town and suffered very few casualties. He freed all the prisoners and captured all the French able bodied and sick.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (87.72%)

Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
29 (0.73%)