Clash of Steel
for Military History & Aviation enthusiasts

Translate this Page

Search :

Foz do Arouce

Battle Name : Foz do Arouce

Date(s) : 15 March 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for British Peninsular Army over French Peninsular Army [Ney]

Type of battle : Land


Three French brigades of Ney's rearguard were caught before crossing the bridge of Foz do Arouce. The British Light Division attacked the front while the Third Division swung round the French left. The retreat was a rout and many Frenchmen drowned trying to cross the river Ceira. Ney's counter attack prevented futher British action.


A village in the hills of central Portugal and the bridge over the river Ceira, about 5 miles south of Coimbra (Portugal)

Casualty figures

French Peninsular Army [Ney]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
250 (3.57%)

British Peninsular Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
71 (0.89%)