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Badajoz March 17th - April 6th 1812:
Plans of the action
Third & successful assault on Badajoz, 6th April 1812, commencing at 2130hrs.
Deployment of troops for the assault:
4th Division To attack the breach in Trinidad & the new one to the west of it
Light Division To attack the breach in Santa Maria bastion.
3rd Division To escalade the castle.
5th Division (a) One British brigade to escalade the bastion of San Vincente.
(b) One Portuguese brigade to escalade the outworks of Pardeleras.
(c) One British brigade held in reserve.
Trench Guard To escalade San Roque
Power’s Portuguese brigade To make a feint attack on the bridgehead, Tete de pont.
The assaults by the 4th & Lt Division on the main breaches, after 2 hours failed and the men were recalled. It was Picton’s infantry that managed to scale the castle walls and Maj – Gen Walker’s brigade carried the bastion of San Vincente.
Allied casualties for the assault were 744 men killed & 2858 wounded.
Total losses for the siege & storm from the 15th March to 6th April were 4670.
Strength of the French garrison was 5003.
Great Pics from Don Collins of Badajoz
Badajoz from Fort Christobal
Badajoz "how do you scale that"
Badajoz Wall Plaque
Lower Half of Monument to General Rafael Menacho Badajoz
Fort Cristobal View 1 Badajoz
Fort Cristobal View 2 Badajoz
Fort Cristobal View 3 Badajoz
Reformed Old Gateway
Wall Badajoz Possible Round Shot Damage
Wall Badajoz More Round Shot
Looking at Badajoz from St Christobal
Inside Fort Christobal
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