Second Battle of Arquijas

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Second Battle of Arquijas
Part of First Carlist War
Date February 5, 1835
Location Arquijas
Result Carlist 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
Tomas de Zumalacarregui
Officers included Ituralde, Guibelalde, Villareal, Gomez
Manuel Lorenzo
Manuel Lorenzo, Marcelino de Oraá Lecumberri, and 3 other generals
Strength
8,500[1] 14,000[1]
Casualties and losses
heavy

The Second Battle of Arquijas (February 5, 1835) was a battle of the First Carlist War. It followed the First Battle of Arquijas. The battle was a second attack on the positions of Carlist commander Tomás de Zumalacárregui at the pass at Arquijas, Navarre.

Liberal commander Francisco Espoz y Mina sent 5,000 infantry and cavalrymen into the field.[1] 9,000 Liberal troops were at Estella under Manuel Lorenzo, Marcelino de Oraá Lecumberri, and three other generals. Espoz y Mina gave orders for the passage of the Ega River at Arquijas.[1]

Meanwhile Zumalacárregui had 8,500 men. His generals were Ituralde, Guibelalde, Villareal, and Miguel Gómez Damas.[2]

On February 5, Liberal forces took posts opposite the Carlists on the other bank of the Ega River. They then attacked at several points, but were repulsed, suffering heavy casualties. They retreated to their entrenched towns.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e William Bollaert, The Wars of Succession of Portugal and Spain, from 1826 to 1840 (E. Stanford, 1870), 128.
  2. ^ William Bollaert, The Wars of Succession of Portugal and Spain, from 1826 to 1840 (E. Stanford, 1870), 128.

Coordinates: 42°38′46″N 2°24′45″W / 42.6461°N 2.4125°W / 42.6461; -2.4125