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Battle of Fuengirola

Monday, 15 October 1810

On the 15th of October 1810 Lord Blayney fought an action with about 1500 men, [a third of which were assorted deserters from the French Army] at Fuengirola.
The fortress he attacked refused to surrender and instead launched a sortee which captured his guns. The local popular uprising wasn't. General Sebastini and a French force of 5000 was mistaken for the Spanish. Heavily outnumbered, Blayney and many of his troops were obliged to surrender, the rest were rescued by the Royal Navy.