Nive (Battle of the)
Garris (Battle of)
Orthez (Battle of)
Toulouse (Battle of)
Castalla (Second battle of)
Tarragona (Second siege of)
Mountain pass northwest of Miranda del Ebro, just off the Burgos–Bilbao road.
Although referred to as one siege, there were in fact two separate sieges. See Second siege of San Sebastián below.
Although referred to as one siege, there were in fact two separate sieges. See First siege of San Sebastián above.
Also known as the Battle of Larrun.
Nivelle (Battle of)
Nive (Battle of the)
Led to the abdication of Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 11 December 1813. Beethoven‘s Op. 91, “Wellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria“, completed in the first week of October 1813, commemorates the victory. Originally composed for the panharmonicon, it was first performed with Beethoven himself conducting, together..Read More
Abdication of Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain.
Mountain pass on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees near the border with France.
Mountain pass at 1,057 m (3,468 ft) on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees near the border with France. A battle included in the Battle of the Pyrenees.
The Battle of the Pyrenees was large-scale offensive, involving several battles, launched by Marshal Soult to relieve the French garrisons under siege at Pamplona and San Sebastián.
A battle included in the Battle of the Pyrenees.
Also known as the Battle of Arapiles, for the name of the nearby village, Arapiles, which in turn takes its name from the two low, flat-topped hills, Arapil Chico (Lesser Arapile) and Arapil Grande (Greater Arapile), over and around which part of the battle took place.
Garcia Hernandez (Battle of)
Liberation of Madrid
Burgos (Siege of)
Ciudad Rodrigo (Second siege of)
Altafulla (Battle of)
Badajoz (Third siege of)
The Spanish fortress fell to the French forces under Marshal Soult.
Barrosa (Battle of)
Campo Maior (Battle of) Mon, 25 Mar 1811 00:01:00 GMT
Also known as the Blockade of Almeida, since the Anglo-Portuguese Army had no heavy guns to breach the walls, they were forced to starve the garrison out. Because of this, it was technically a blockade rather than a siege. French troops abandoned the fort under cover of darkness and escaped...Read More
Spanish village on the border with Portugal. French failure to relieve Almeida. See Blockade of Almeida.
The siege was briefly lifted while the Battle of Albuera was fought on 16 May.
Allied forces engaged the French Armée du Midi (Army of the South) some 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Badajoz.
Usagre (Battle of)
Sabugal (Battle of)
The reconstituted national government of Spain, known as the Cádiz Cortes—effectively a government-in-exile—fortified itself in Cádiz, besieged by 70,000 French troops.
The opening session of the Cortes was held eight months into the two-and-a-half-year Siege of Cádiz.
Ciudad Rodrigo (First siege of)
After having blown up the Real Fuerte de la Concepción on 20 July, Craufurd, positioned his Light Brigade, comprising five battalions of infantry, two light cavalry regiments, and one horse artillery battery (about 4200 infantry, 800 cavalry, and 6 guns) east of the Côa River (disobeying Wellington’s orders), near Castelo..Read More
Almeida (First siege of)
La Bisbal (Battle of)
Serra do Bussaco mountain range
Coimbra is recaptured by Portuguese militia led by Nicholas Trant.
Sobral (Battle of)
British General William Beresford appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Portuguese Army.
Wellington orders construction of the Lines. Under the direction of Sir Richard Fletcher, the first line was finished one year later, around the time of the Battle of Sobral.
Zaragoza (Second siege of) Zaragoza (Second siege of)
Talavera (Battle of)
John Moore starts a 250-mile (400 km) retreat and reaches La Coruña on 14 January
Having lost some 2,000 men on the battlefield, together with some 800 Swiss troops that had gone over to Reding‘s Swiss regiment, Dupont called for a truce, formally surrendered his remaining 17,600 men on 23 July. Under the terms of surrender, Dupont, Vedel and their troops were to be repatriated..Read More