Battle of Baylen, 14 July 1809

Battle of Baylen, 14 July 1809
The situation on 14 July, the first day of fighting in the Baylen campaign. Believing the French to be concentrated around Andujar, Castanos decided to attempt to outflank them by crossing the river at Villanueva and Mengibar.
History of the Peninsular War vol.1: 1807-1809 - From the Treaty of Fontainebleau to the Battle of Corunna, Sir Charles Oman. The first volume of Oman's classic seven volume history of the Peninsular War, this is one of the classic works of military history and provides an invaluable detailed narrative of the fighting in Spain and Portugal. This first volume covers the initial French intervention, the start of the Spanish uprising, the early British involvement in Spain and Portugal and Napoleon's own brief visit to Spain.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (19 March 2008), Battle of Baylen, 14 July 1809, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_baylen_14_july.html

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