Battle of Peñacerrada
|Battle of Peñacerrada|
|Part of First Carlist War|
|Liberals (Isabelinos or Cristinos) supporting
Isabella II of Spain and her regent mother Maria Christina
|Commanders and leaders|
The Battle of Peñacerrada, a battle of the First Carlist War, occurred at Peñacerrada (Urizaharra) on June 20-22, 1838. The Liberals were commanded by Pedro Saarsfield and Manuel Lorenzo, who had crossed the Ebro after the Battle of Los Arcos. They routed 1,500 Carlist troops situated at Peñecerrada. Saarsfield and Lorenzo entered Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao within a week without encountering resistance.
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