Wednesday, November 16, 2011

1813 Valladolid Campaign

12 to 22 July 1813
West Spain 12 July 1813
This is the fifth phase of the 1813 campaign
It covers the period 12 July to 22 July1813 and the fighting in western Spain between Fifth French army and the Anglo-Portuguese army
It was fought during the period October to December 2010
 Corps deployment at start of campaign
Summary of the Campaign
Napoleon had ordered most of his best troops out of Spain to built his new Grande Armee in northern Europe.   He then appointed Soult to organise the remainder to hold north west Spain.
Wellington has ordered the capture of Vallalodid as the first step in his offensive to drive the French out of Spain
After a short campaign he forced Soult to fall back to Burgos
A convincing victory for Wellington
Battles fought during campaign
Campaign History
12 July             Start of campaign
17 July             Battle of Duenas                       French victory
18 July             Battle of Valladolid                   British victory
22 July             Battle of Baltanas                      British victory              

Link to Campaign Blog

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