Garcia Hernandez

23 July, 1812

Spanish Battle Tour Guides

This action is known for being one of the few times that cavalry has managed to break a formed infantry square.

The honour goes to the King's German Legion's General Bock, who set his 450 men on to three battalions of French infantry retreating after the battle of Salamanca.

The four KGL squadrons charged uphill, broke the square and then proceeded to rout a column.

Bock's men suffered 150 casualties while General Foy's shocked defenders lost 1400 men.



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