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Re: Baylen: Spanish OOB
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According the following books the spanish OOB before the battle and during the battle would be as follows:

- Historia de la caballería española en el s.XIX, Albi-Stampa
- Guerra de la Independencia vol 2, Juan Priego López

1st Division
Mariscal de Campo D. Teodoro Reding
Mayor General D. Francisco Javier Abadía
Ayudante general de artillería D. José Jucar

Van: Brigadier D. Francisco Venegas

Voluntarios de Barbastro(Light infantry): 1batt
Tercio de Tejas: 1batt
Antequera: 1batt
1coy sappers
Dragones de Numancia (dragoons)
Cazadores de Olivenza (light cavalry)

Center: Reding

Guardias Walonas: 3rd batt
Regimiento de la Reina (line infantry)
Regimiento de la Corona (line infantry)
Regimiento Jaen (line infantry)
Regimiento Reding 3 (swiss infantry)
Caballería Farnesio (line cavalry)

Reserve: colonel Juan Nacten

Regimiento Irlanda: 2 batt (Foreign infantry)
Regimiento voluntarios de Granada 1st batt (new levy)
Regimiento provincial de Jaen: 1batt (militia)
2nd coy sappers
Regimiento de Dragones de Montesa (dragoons)
REgimiento de Dragones de la Reina (dragoons)
1 horse bty: 6 guns
1 field bty: 4 guns

2nd Division

Mariscal de Campo Marqués de Coupigny

Regimiento Ceuta (line infantry)
Regimiento Ordenes Militares: 3 batts (line infantry)
Regimiento provincial de Granada: 1 batt (militia)
Regimiento provincial de Trujillo: 1 batt (militia)
Regimiento provincial de Bujalance: 1 batt (militia)
Regimiento provincial de Cuenca: 1 batt (militia)
Regimiento provincial de Ciudad Real: 1 batt (militia)
Regimiento voluntarios de Granada: 2nd batt (new levy)
Regimiento voluntarios de Granada: 3rd batt (new levy)
Voluntarios de Cataluña : 200 men
1 coy engineers
Regimiento de Caballería Borbón (line cavalry)
Regimiento de caballería España (line cavalry)
1 horse bty: 6 guns

On july 15th, Coupigny sent to Reding regiment Ceuta and voluntarios catalanes.

The spanish OOB at Bailén is as follows:
From north to south
1st line:

coy cazadores Guardias Walonas: Barón de Montagne
Barbastro
Voluntarios catalanes
Tercio de Tejas
one bty: 6 guns
1st batt regimiento voluntarios de Granada
one bty: 4 guns
(The road to La Carolina)
Ceuta
Irlanda
one bty: 6 guns
Provincial de Bujalance
Provincial de Cuenca
Provincial de Ciudad Real
Provincial de Trujillo

2nd line:

1st and 2nd batts Ordenes Militares
Reina
2nd voluntarios de Granada
(road to la Carolina)
3rd batt Órdenes Militares
1st batt Reding
3rd batt Guardias walonas
Jaén (less 2 coys)
4th coy sappers
1 coy miners?

3rd line

1 squadron Cazadores Olivenza
1 squadron Dragones Numancia
1 squadron Dragones Reina
(road)
Caballería Borbón
1 squadron Caballería España
Lanceros de Jerez y Utrera

Rearguard (covering the route to La Carolina where Division Vedel was coming)

Provincial de Jaén
Provincial de Granada
3rd batt Voluntarios de Granada
1st batt Irlanda
Corona
Dragones Montesa

According to these books Brigadier Venegas commanded north of the road and Coupigny south of the road. Reding was in overall command and direct command of the center

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