Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wellington orders his army to cross river Douro west of Valladolid

16 July 1813


Wellington orders a show of force to drive the French out of Valladolid

4th corps approach Valladolid on the north bank of the river Douro

3rd corps move up Valladolid on the south bank

4th corps approach Valladolid


Soult is unimpressed.

7th corps orders to hold the city at all costs

6th corps ordered to Duenas to protect the Leon road.

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