Battle of Cardal

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Battle of Cardal
Part of the British invasions of the Río de la Plata
Map of the battle
Date 20 January 1807
Location Cardal, Uruguay
Result British victory
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Spain  United Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Bernardo Lecocq United Kingdom Sir Samuel Auchmuty
2362 soldiers 5000 soldiers
Casualties and losses
200 dead, 400 wounded and 200 prisoners 20 killed 129 wounded

The Battle of Cardal (also known as Battle of Cordón), on 20 January 1807, was the main conflict between the Spanish defense forces of Montevideo, Uruguay, and British troops during the siege of Montevideo during the second British invasion of the River Plate. The British won an easy victory over the outnumbered opposing forces, which paved the way for the fall of the city,


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  • Lancelot Holland 1975.Expedición al Río de la Plata (Expedition to the River Plate) Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires Colección Siglo y Medio.. 1975
  • Andrew Graham-Yooll (2006).Ocupación y reconquista 1806-1807: a 200 años de las Invasiones Inglesas. (Occupation and reconquest 1806-1807: 200 years of the British Invasions.) 2006. ISBN 950-9603-99-6 ISBN 950-9603-99-6

Coordinates: 34°53′1″S 56°10′55″W / 34.88361°S 56.18194°W / -34.88361; -56.18194