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Garcia Hernandez

Battle Name : Garcia Hernandez

Date(s) : 23 July 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Dragoons of the Kings German Legion pursuing the French fleeing from the battle of Salamanca charged the battalion squares. The cavalry came of best because of the low morale and consequent lack of discipline within the French ranks. Some French cavalry which had been with the infantry rode off at the sight of the British approach.


A village 12 miles southeast of Salamanca. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,100 (27.50%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
127 (16.49%)