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Battle Name : Amarante

Date(s) : 18 April 1809 - 03 May 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Portugese Forces

Type of battle : Land


Of the Portugese forces [10,000] only 1,600 were trained soldiers. The remainder were Militia and local people. They successfully held off determined French attempts to take the bridge over the Tamega river for 12 days. This kept French attention away from Wellesley's advance north on Oporto.


A small town on the river Tamega in northern Portugal. (Portugal)

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Portugese Forces

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Casualties :
1,600 (16.00%)