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Puerto de Baños

Battle Name : Puerto de Baños

Date(s) : 12 August 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Allied Forces [Lusitanians Sp. Port.]

Type of battle : Land


General Sir Robert Wilson commanding a mixed force of British allies attempted to hold the pass in spite of having no artillery. The battle became a running fight with the allies moving back from position to position. Eventually the French artillery forced the complete withdrawal of the allied force.


A mountain pass in western Spain about 30 miles northeast of Plasencia. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
240 (10.00%)

Allied Forces [Lusitanians Sp. Port.]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (10.00%)