Military Subjects: Battles & Campaigns


Portuguese Army Actions: 1809

By João Centeno

Author's Notes:

(*) Needs confirmation.

Blank space could mean 2 things

-- No unit was involved
-- I could not find any information on the involvment of a specific unit.

I would appreciate any information on missing units or units in the wrong placed.

Action

Dates

Infantry

Cavalry

Artillery

Cacadores or the Loyal Luistanian Legion

Combat of Calzadilla

20/1/1809

 

11

 
 

Combat of Ledesma

10/2/1809

 

11

 
 

Combat of Caminha

16/2/1809

21

 
 
 

Combat of Ponte de Vilaça

6 /3/1809

21, 24

 
 
 

Combat of Gironda

6/3/1809

24

 
 
 

Defense of Chaves

12 /3/ 1809

12, 24

 

R.A 4

 

Combat of Ponte de Nossa Senhora do Porto

17 /3/ 1809

 
 
 

L.L.L.

Combat of Carvalho D'Este

17 - 20/3/1809

 
 
 

L.L.L.

Combat of Povoa de Lanhoso

20/3/1809

 

9

 
 

2 Bn. L.L.L.

Assault on Chaves

20 /3/ 1809

12, 24

 
 
 

Siege of Fort de S. Francisco

20 - 25 /3/ 1809

12, 24

 
 
 

Combat of Sancti-Espiritus

21/3/1809

 
 
 

L.L.L.

Defense of Oporto

26 - 29/03/1809

 6, 9, 18, 21

12

 

2 Bn. L.L.L.

Combat of Ciudad Rodrigo

27/3/1809

 
 
 

L.L.L.

Combat of Barba del Puerco

1/4/1809

 

11

 

L.L.L.

Defense of Ponte de Lima

8 & 9/4/1809

21

4, 10

 
 

Defense of Ponte de Amarante

18/4 - 2/5/1809

6, 12, 18, 21, 24
(List Incomplete)

6, 9, 12
(List Incomplete)

R.A 1

L.L.L.

Combat of Ovelha

9/5/1809

 

6, 9, 12

 
 

Combat of Moledo

10/5/1809

11

 
 
 

Combat of Albergaria

10 /5/ 1809

1, 13, 16

4, 7, 10

 
 

Combat of Grijó

11/05/1809

1, 10, 13, 15 & 16*

4, 7, 10

 
 

Combat of Borssas

12/5/1809

 

11

 

L.L.L.

Passage of the Douro (Oporto)

12 /5/1809

1, 10, 13, 15 & 16*

 
 
 

Douro(Oporto)

12/05/1809

1, 10, 13 & 16*

 
 
 

Combat of Alcântara

12/5/1809

12, 24 *

 

1 Bty of L.L.L.

1 Bn.  L.L.L.

1º Combat of Ponte de Alcântara

10/6/1809

12, 24 * 6 *, 18

 
 

5 L.L.L.

Combat of Escalona

20/7/1809

 

11

 
 

Talavera de la Reina

27 - 28/7/1809

 
 
 

L.L.L.

Combat of Puerto de Baños

12/8/1809

 

11

 

5, L.L.L.

 

 

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