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Fuentes de Oñoro

Battle Name : Fuentes de Oñoro

Date(s) : 03 May 1811 - 04 May 1811

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

Outcome : A victory for British Peninsular Army over French Army of Portugal

Type of battle : Land


Wellington's blockade of Almeida was threatened by Massena's army of Portugal. Although Wellington was outnumbered, his 38,800 against 52,500 he held a strong defensive position. The weakness was that he had over extended his flanks. Through difficult manoeuvres, under attack, he managed to correct this error. Massena was unable to break through to Almeida.


On the Portugese side of the Spanish Portugese border on the latitude of Madrid (Portugal)