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Col de Balaguer

Battle Name : Col de Balaguer

Date(s) : 18 January 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Spanish Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Massively outnumbered the whole of the French infantry battalion was captured. There were few deaths on either side. The commander of the French force, General Lafosse, Governor of Tortosa, escaped with 22 dragoons.


A mountain pass 9 miles to the west of Tarragona. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

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Casualties :
800 (94.12%)

Spanish Forces

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