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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

5 March 1813 - Central Spain - Almarez Campaign

Strategic map of Southern Spain

Almarez is the first phase of the 1813 campaign in Southern Spain.   The while square is the tactical area for the Almarez campaign.

Tactical Map of the Almarez Campaign

Giron left Badajoz on 20 February 1813 on the road to Madrid.   They made good progress for a Spanish Army and reached Cacares ten days later

On the same day Marshal Suchet arrived at Talavera with his Fourth French Army.

On the evening of 5 March the two armies approached Almarez
The map shows the location of each corps and detachment at midnight on that day.  The larger blocks are corps, the smaller are brigades.   The three militia brigades at the top of the map have abandoned their towns as the French occupied them, and moved into the surrounding countryside.

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