Battle of Mendigorría
|Battle of Mendigorría|
|Part of First Carlist War|
Marcelino de Unceta, Battle of Mendigorría, 1886.
|Liberals (Isabelinos or Cristinos) supporting
Isabella II of Spain and her regent mother Maria Christina
|Commanders and leaders|
|Vicente González Moreno
|Luis Fernández de Córdova
Diego de Leon
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Mendigorría Grand was a battle of the First Carlist War. It occurred on July 16, 1835 south of Mendigorría, Navarre. The Carlists were commanded by Vicente González Moreno, who assumed this post after the death of Zumalacárregui at the Siege of Bilbao. The Carlist pretender Don Carlos was also at Mendigorría.
The Carlist fiercely defended themselves but were forced to retreat. Don Carlos was able to escape thanks to the efforts of the defense of the Larraga bridge by the Carlist brigadier Bruno Villareal.
The battle was a Liberal victory, though the Liberals did not press forward and take advantage of the situation.
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