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Gerona, the seige of

Battle Name : Gerona, the seige of

Date(s) : 04 June 1809 - 12 December 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Peninsular Army [St. Cyr's Vll Corps] over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


Napoleon gave St. Cyr a dual mission; firstly to save Barcelona and then to take Gerona. His campaign began in December 1808 but he did not fully invest Gerona until the following year. Eventually the town fell to Augereau, who had taken over command from St Cyr.


Spanish side of the Pyrenees in the foot hills about 20 miles from the Mediterranean coast. (Spain)