The Talavera Campaign: 4 August 1809
Map showing the position of the main armies involved in the Talavera Campaign on 4 August 1809. On the previous day Wellesley and Cuesta had discovered that they were in danger of being trapped between Soult's 50,000 men and Victor's 1st Corps, and decided to escape across the bridge at Arzobispo. By 4 August the British had reached the south side of the Tagus, while Cuesta had insisted on spending the night on the dangerous side of the river. Luckily for the Spanish, Marshal Mortier failed to take advantage of this chance, and the Spanish were able to cross the river on the next day.
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Rickard, J (13 March 2008), The Talavera Campaign: 4 August 1809, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_talavera_campaign5_4_August.html