The Talavera Campaign: 11 August 1809
Map showing the positions of the main armies on 11 August 1809. Ney's failure at Almaraz and Victor's unwillingness to move west along the southern banks of the Tagus have ended any chance of a major French victory, and so King Joseph and Marshal Jourdan have ordered Marshal Ney to return to the north of Spain, Soult to take up a position at Plasenscia, Mortier to watch the Tagus at Almaraz and called Marshal Victor east to help deal with Venegas. Wellesley and Cuesta were safe on the south bank of the river, and hoped to remain there to threaten the French positions, but on 20 August a lack of supplies forced Wellesley to retreat to Badajoz.
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Rickard, J (13 March 2008), The Talavera Campaign: 11 August 1809, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/talavera_campaign7_11_August.html