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Battle Name : Figueras

Date(s) : 17 November 1794 - 20 November 1794

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Army over Spanish Army

Type of battle : Land


The Spanish line was held by 50,000 troops. Dugommier, commanding the French ordered a series of attacks on the Spanish wings. The second days fighting followed the same plan. Dugommier was killed in the course of the day but PĂ©rignon continued the same pattern. On the 20th, although it left his centre critically weak to resist a counter attack, he reinforced his right wing and the Spanish left collapsed. The Spanish right soon followed suit.
An attempt to hold the fortress of Figueras against a French siege only lasted until the 26th November.


The Black Mountains, on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees approximately 15 miles from the Mediterranean coast. (Spain)