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Fuente del Maestre

Battle Name : Fuente del Maestre

Date(s) : 03 January 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Anglo-Portugese Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Anglo-Portugese were part of General Hill's Corps conducting diversionary raids into Extremadura to cover the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo. The French cavalry formed part of the Army of the South, 5th Division Rearguard. This minor action made Soult aware that the Anglo-Portugese were present in force in the area.


A village in southwestern Spain about 31 miles south of Mérida. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
43 (10.75%)

Anglo-Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
21 (1.75%)