Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815
Cadiz

By Andrew Bamford

 

These are the returns for the Anglo-Portuguese garrison at Cadiz, including outlying detachments at Tarifa and other posts. The 20th Portuguese Infantry is counted as part of the British force, and included in the over all totals. Details of troops involved in the earlier abortive attempt to send British units to Cadiz can be found in the Peninsular returns for 1809. Monthly total figures for the Cadiz garrison can be found here:

Cadiz Monthly Totals

1810

As of June of this year, a note is also made of numbers of men sent home, but the distinction is no longer retained between men sick in hospital and men sick but still with their units.

Cadiz Monthly Return, April 1810

Cadiz Monthly Return, May 1810

Cadiz Monthly Return, June 1810

Cadiz Monthly Return, July 1810

Cadiz Monthly Return, August 1810

Cadiz Monthly Return, September 1810

Cadiz Monthly Return, October 1810

Cadiz Monthly Return, November 1810

Cadiz Monthly Return, December 1810

1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, January 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, February 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, March 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, April 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, May 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, June 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, July 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, August 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, September 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, October 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, November 1811

Cadiz Monthly Return, December 1811

1812

2/67th was attached to the Cadiz command but serving at Carthagena. Returns were consistently one month in arrears in the original, which has now been corrected.

Cadiz Monthly Return, January 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, February 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, March 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, April 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, May 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, June 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, July 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, August 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, September 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, October 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, November 1812

Cadiz Monthly Return, December 1812

1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, January 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, February 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, March 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, April 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, May 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, June 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, July 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, August 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, September 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, October 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, November 1813

Cadiz Monthly Return, December 1813

1814

The last British troops left in August 1814. The 8/60th went to Gibraltar, arriving August 20th, and the remainder to England

Cadiz Monthly Return, January 1814

Cadiz Monthly Return, February 1814

Cadiz Monthly Return, March 1814

Cadiz Monthly Return, April 1814

Cadiz Monthly Return, May 1814

Cadiz Monthly Return, June 1814

Cadiz Monthly Return, July 1814

 

Sources: The National Archives, WO17/1486-8

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: January - March 2014

 

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