Siege of Alcantara (1706)

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Siege of Alcántara
Part of the War of the Spanish Succession
Date9–14 April 1706
Location
Result Allied victory
Belligerents
Allies:
 England
Portugal Portugal
 France
Spain Bourbon Spain
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of England Earl of Galway
Portugal Marquess of Minas
Unknown
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown 10 infantry battalions,
60 guns
captured

The Siege of Alcántara was a siege between Allied and French forces in 1706, as part of the War of the Spanish Succession.[1] Lord Galway led a force of British and Portuguese soldiers to attack the garrison at Alcántara. Part of James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick's army was lost for the French. In total, ten French battalions laid down their arms and surrendered 60 guns to Galway's troops.[2] The Allies proceeded to occupy Madrid two months later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "War of the Spanish Succession". Heritage History. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ Dictionary of Battles by Thomas Harbottle, 1904