Battle of Baylen, 19 July 1808

Battle of Baylen, 19 July 1808
The battle of Baylen, 19 July 1808. Dupont failed to concentrate his men and launched a series of isolated attacks on the Spanish lines at Baylen. Vedel and Dufort failed to intervene, while Castanos moved slowly, only attacking the French rearguard around noon.
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, 19 July 1808, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_baylen_19_july.html

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