Battle of Baylen, morning of 16 July 1808

Battle of Baylen, morning of 16 July 1808
The situation on the morning of 16 July 1808 (battle of Baylen). Dupont had called for assistance on the previous night, and Vedel had taken most of his troops west to Andujar. Reding's attack at Mengibar forced the limited French forces opposite them to retreat, eventually all the way to La Carolina.
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, morning of 16 July 1808, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_baylen_16_july_am.html

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