Battle of Baylen, afternoon of 16 July 1808

Battle of Baylen, afternoon of 16 July 1808
The situation on the evening of 16 July 1808, three days before the battle of Baylen. The French forces defeated at Mengibar have retreated to Baylen, and are about to move on to La Carolina, in the belief that the Spanish have attempted to move around their eastern flank to block the mountain roads.
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, afternoon of 16 July 1808, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_baylen_16_july_pm.html

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