Battle of Villarrobledo
|Battle of Villarrobledo|
|Part of First Carlist War|
|Liberals (Isabelinos or Cristinos) supporting
Isabella II of Spain and her regent mother Maria Christina
|Commanders and leaders|
|Miguel Gómez Damas
Ramón Cabrera y Griñó
|Isidro de Alaix Fábregas
Diego de León y Navarrete
|4,000 (Gómez’s forces)||~10,000|
|Casualties and losses|
|200 dead and wounded, 500 prisoners|
The Battle of Villarrobledo was a battle of the First Carlist War, occurring on September 20, 1836, south of Villarrobledo at a campground called Vega de San Cristóbal, which lies near a hermitage of the same name. However, there were also casualties reported in Villarrobledo proper.
The forces engaged in the battle consisted of
3rd Division: Gen. Alaix - I and II bat. Principe - I and II bat. Cordova - I and II bat. Almansa - 4 Guides coys. Cavalry: D. Diego de Leon - Princess Hussars (150 troopers) - 1st and 5th Light Cavalry (200 troopers) TOTAL: 4000 inf and 350 cav
CARLISTAS Gen. Goméz 5 battalions 5 squadrons
Aragón Division: Cabrera
Aragonese Brigade: D. José Marín, "el Serrador" - 3 Battalions Valencian Brigade: D. Joaquín Quilez - 2 Battalions Cavalry: - 580 troopers (6 squadrons)
For his victory, Isidro de Alaix Fábregas was given the title of Viscount of Villarrobledo (Vizconde de Villarrobledo) and was awarded the Cross of Saint Ferdinand (Cruz Laureada de San Fernando).
- HUGHES, J. M., Revelations of Spain in 1845 by an English Resident, vol I, p. 305. Londres, Henry Colburn Pb, 1845.
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