Battle of Valencia (1808)


Battle of Valencia (1808)

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


caption="El Crit del Palleter" by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1884): "Yo, Vicent Doménech, un pobre palleter, li declare la guerra a Napoleó. ¡Vixca Ferran VII i mort als traïdors!" (I, Vicent Doménech, poor baker that I am, declare war on Napoleon. Long live Ferdinand VII and death to traitors!)
date=June 24 - June 26, 1808
place=Valencia, Spain
result=Spanish victory
combatant1=flagicon|Spain|1785 Spain
combatant2=flagicon|France French Empire
commander1=Conde de Cervellón
commander2=Bon Adrien Jeannot de Moncey
strength1=1,500 regulars,
6,500 militia,
11,000 civilians
strength2=9,000 regulars [Gates, p. 57]
casualties1=
casualties2=1,100 dead or wounded [Gates, p. 57]

The First Battle of Valencia was an attack on the Spanish city of Valencia on June 26, 1808, early in the Peninsular War. Marshal Moncey's French Imperial troops failed to take the city by storm and retreated upon Madrid, leaving much of eastern Spain unconquered and beyond the reach of Napoleon.

Notes

References

*Gates, David. "The Spanish Ulcer: A History of the Peninsular War." Da Capo Press 2001. ISBN 0-306-81083-2


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