Battle of Valls


Battle of Valls

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Valls
partof=the Peninsular War


caption=
date=25 February, 1809
place=Valls, Spain
result=French victory
combatant1=flagicon|France French Empire
combatant2=flag|Spain|1785
commander1=Laurent Gouvion Saint-Cyr
commander2=Theodor von RedingKIA
strength1=13,350
strength2=10,540 infantry,
700 cavalry,
8 guns [Gates, p. 69]
casualties1=1,000 killed or wounded
casualties2=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

References

*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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