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Battle of Valls
Part of the Peninsular War
Date25 February 1809
LocationValls, Spain
Result French victory
Belligerents
France French Empire  Spain
Commanders and leaders
Laurent Gouvion Saint-Cyr Theodor von Reding (DOW)
Strength
13,350 10,540 infantry,
700 cavalry,
8 guns[1]
Casualties and losses
1,000 killed or wounded 1,400 killed or wounded,
1,600 captured


The Battle of Valls was fought on 25 February 1809, during the Peninsular War between a French force under Marshal Gouvion Saint-Cyr and a Spanish force under General Reding. Fought near the town of Valls in Catalonia Spain, the battle ended in a French victory. The Spanish commander, General Reding, was fatally wounded during a cavalry charge against French cavalry.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Gates, p. 69

References[edit | edit source]

  • Chandler, David G. The Campaigns of Napoleon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. ISBN 0-02-523660-1
  • Gates, David. The Spanish Ulcer: A History of the Peninsular War. Da Capo Press 2001. ISBN 0-306-81083-2
  • Smith, D. The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. Greenhill Books, 1998.

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