Battle of Mendigorría

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Battle of Mendigorría
Part of First Carlist War
En Mendigorría.jpg
Marcelino de Unceta, Battle of Mendigorría, 1886.
Date July 16, 1835
Location Mendigorría, Navarre
Result Liberal victory
Belligerents
Carlists supporting

Infante Carlos of Spain

Liberals (Isabelinos or Cristinos) supporting
Isabella II of Spain and her regent mother Maria Christina
Commanders and leaders
Vicente González Moreno
Bruno Villareal
Luis Fernández de Córdova
Baldomero Espartero
Diego de Leon
Strength
24,000 36,000
Casualties and losses
1,500 1,000

The Battle of Mendigorría Grand was a battle of the First Carlist War. It occurred on July 16, 1835 south of Mendigorría, Navarre. The Carlists were commanded by Vicente González Moreno, who assumed this post after the death of Zumalacárregui at the Siege of Bilbao. The Carlist pretender Don Carlos was also at Mendigorría.

When the Liberals attacked, the Carlists found themselves in a difficult strategic position: they had the Arga River behind them and only one way across, the Bridge of Larraga.

The Liberal left flank was led by Baldomero Espartero, the central flank by Luis Fernández de Córdova.

The Carlist fiercely defended themselves but were forced to retreat. Don Carlos was able to escape thanks to the efforts of the defense of the Larraga bridge by the Carlist brigadier Bruno Villareal.

Plan of battle of Mendigorría

The battle was a Liberal victory, though the Liberals did not press forward and take advantage of the situation.

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Coordinates: 42°37′14″N 1°50′38″W / 42.62056°N 1.84389°W / 42.62056; -1.84389