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Battle of Puente Sanpayo
Part of the Peninsular War
Date7–9 June 1809
LocationPonte Sampaio, Pontevedra, Spain
Result Spanish victory
Belligerents
France French Empire Spain Spain
Commanders and leaders
France Michel Ney Spain Pablo Morillo y Morillo
Strength
10,800 10,000
Casualties and losses
2,000–3,000 dead or wounded 300 dead or wounded


The Battle of Puente Sanpayo or Battle of San Payo (Galician: Ponte Sampaio) took place at Ponte Sampaio, Pontevedra, between 7–9 June 1809 during the Peninsular War. The Spanish forces commanded by Colonel Pablo Morillo defeated the French forces of Marshall Michel Ney. Ney and his forces were forced to retreat and the French offensive to re-capture the cities of Vigo and Pontevedra was a failure. The battle marked the final evacuation of Galicia by the French army and the creation of a new front.

References[]

  • Portela Pazos, Salustiano. La Guerra de Independencia en Galicia. Santiago de Compostela. Tipografía del Seminario. 1964. (Spanish)
  • Glover, Michael. The Peninsular War 1807-1814. London: Penguin, 2001. ISBN 0-14-139041-7
  • Smith, Digby. The Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill, 1998. ISBN 1-85367-276-9
  • Osuna Rey. J. M. Los franceses en Galicia: Historia militar de la Guerra de Independencia en Galicia 1809. A Coruña. Fundación Barrié de la Maza. 2006. (Spanish)
  • Estrada Catoyra, Félix. Historia de los ejércitos gallegos durante la Guerra de la Independencia. Santiago de Compostela. Tipografía de El Eco Franciscano. 1916. (Spanish)

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