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Battle of Morales, 2nd June, 1813: painted by William Heath, engraved by Thomas Sutherland (1785–1838)


The Battle of Morales was fought on 2 June 1813. It was a cavalry skirmish between the Duke of Wellington vanguard and the regard of the French army. It occurred near the village of Morales which is in the vicinity of Toro, Zamora in Spain.[1] General Digeon commanded the French cavalry and Colonel Grant the British hussars, although Major George Robarts was the one who gave the order to charge.[1][2]

Although considered a victory by the British (because for a handful of casualties they inflicted about 200 on the French), the French cavalry retreated upon their own retreating infantry and the British cavalry without infantry support were unable to continue the attack.[1][2]

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