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.