Tuesday, May 1, 2012

1813 Campaign - Part 5 - Valladolid Phase

  West Spain 12 July 1813
This phase 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 positions 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
Location of campaign battles

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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