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Battle of Salamanca

Wednesday, 22 July 1812

On the 22nd of July in Spain the battle of Salamanca was fought. Marshal Marmont wrongly belived that Wellingtons Army was in retreat and so launched his troops in a march that would 'cut off' the route to Portugal. Unfortunatly the Allied Army was concealed on the reverse  slopes of Las Torres. and waiting for just such a move.

In a short battle fought on a Summers afternoon Wellingtonn was victorious causing 14000 French casualties, wounding both Marshal Marmont and his second in command General Bonet and taking 20 guns.
Allied casualties were a little over 5000.