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Battle Name : Maguilla

Date(s) : 11 June 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over British Forces

Type of battle : Land


In the finest tradition of British cavalry attacks this one met with great initial success but then galloped out of control. The French reserve squadron took the scattered toopers in the flank and caused mayhem. Of the French troops who had been captured [about 100] most of them escaped.


A village in southwestern Spain about 10 miles northeast of Llerena. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
51 (7.29%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
142 (20.29%)