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Battle Name : Lugo

Date(s) : 07 January 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A strong position was held by a small force of the withdrawing British. Soult rested his men for a day before attempting to assault it. When it came the French assault force was swept away by a British bayonet charge. The British were able to withdraw having suffered few casualties.


A town in Galicia, northwestern Spain, about 34 miles southeast of La Coruña. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
300 (7.50%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
50 (2.08%)