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Battle Name : Guarda

Date(s) : 14 April 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Portugese Forces

Type of battle : Land


General Trant with 2,000 Portugese militia attempted to stop a French spoiling raid three divisions strong. The Portugese were dealt with by the 13e Chasseurs à Cheval. There were few casualties on either side most of the Portugese were captured and then later released.


A town in eastern Portugal about 46 miles from Ciudad Rodrigo and 30 miles from the Spanish border. (Portugal)

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Portugese Forces

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1,500 (75.00%)