The Talavera Campaign: the Armies in Mid-June
Map showing the location of the main armies in Spain in mid-June 1809, at the start of the Talavera Campaign. Wellesley's plan took advantage of the temporary weakness of the French position around Madrid. Wellesley and Cuesta were to attack Marshal Victor west of Madrid, while General Venegas would prevent General Sebastiani's 4th Corps from intervening. Ney's corps was believed to be tied up in Galicia, and Soult's to have been too badly damaged on the retreat from Portugal to take part in the campaign.
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Rickard, J (13 March 2008), The Talavera Campaign: the Armies in Mid-June 1809, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_talavera_campaign1_mid_june.html