Battle of Artaza
|Battle of Artaza|
|Part of First Carlist War|
The Battle of Artaza
|Liberals (Isabelinos or Cristinos) supporting
Isabella II of Spain and her regent mother Maria Christina
|Commanders and leaders|
|Tomás de Zumalacárregui||Jerónimo Valdés|
The Battle of Artaza (Acción de Artaza) was a battle that occurred on April 20-22, 1835 during the First Carlist War. Jerónimo Valdés, at the time Minister of War, arrived at the area known as Las Amescoas with 22,000 men with the intention of definitively destroying the Carlist forces.
Valdes’ troops maneuvered up the mountains in the area. The Carlists, meanwhile, were hidden in the foliage, and were able to harass the Liberal troops day and night until the Liberals gave way. The total casualties were 700 men.
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