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VIMIERO - 21 AUGUST 1808

 

Map

 

Order of Battle

British

C-in-C - Lt. Gen Sir Arthur Wellesley

1st Brigade - Hill

Battalions Unit Strength
1 5th Northumberland (facings: gosling green)  1068
1 9th East Norfolk (yellow) 865 
1 38th 1st Staffordshire (yellow)  1072

2nd Brigade - Ferguson

Battalions Unit Strength
1 36th Herefordshire (gosling green) 665
1 40th 2nd Somersetshire (buff) 1039
1 71st Highland Light Infantry (buff)  1013

3rd Brigade - Nightingall

Battalions Unit Strength
1 29th Worcestershire (buff) 716
1 82nd Prince of Wales' Volunteers (yellow) 1020 
     

4th Brigade - Bowes

Battalions Unit Strength
1 6th 1st Warwickshire (yellow) 943
1 32nd Cornwall (white) 1060 
     

5th Brigade - Craufurd

Battalions Unit Strength
1 45th Nottinghamshire (dark green) 743
1 91st Argyllshire Highland (yellow) 1031
     

6th Brigade - Fane

Battalions Unit Strength
1 50th West Kent (black)  1063
1 60th (5th Battalion) Royal Americans (Rifle uniform - red facings) 987 
4 coys 95th (2nd Battalion) Rifles (black)  408

7th Brigade - Anstruther

Battalions Unit Strength
1 9th (2nd Battalion) East Norfolk (yellow)  734
1 43rd (2nd Battalion) Monmouthshire Light Inf (white) 811
1 52nd (2nd Battalion) Oxfordshire Light Inf (buff)  735
1 97th (2nd Battalion) Queen's Own Germans (blue) 782

8th Brigade - Acland

Battalions Unit Strength
1 2nd Queen's Royal (blue) 822 
71/2 coys 20th East Devonshire (pale yellow) 451
2 coys 95th Rifles 225 

Cavalry - Taylor

2 sqns 20th Light Dragoons 240

 

Artillery - 226 men

1 bty 9lb - 6 guns (Foot)

1 bty 6lb - 6 guns (Foot)

1 bty 6lb - 6 guns (Horse)

French

C-in-C - Gen de Division Andoche Junot

GdD Delaborde's Division

Battalions Unit Strength
 2 70 Ligne  1681 
 1 21 Legere  757
 1 41 Legere 760 
2 86 Ligne 1341

GdD Loison's Division

Battalions Unit Strength
 1 12 Legere 838
 1 15 Legere 900 
 1 58 Ligne  1013 
1 32 Ligne 619
1 82 Ligne 775

GdD Kellerman's Division

Battalions Unit Strength
 2 Combined Grenadiers  768 
 2 Combined Grenadiers 868
     

Cavalry - GdD Margaron

  Unit Strength
  31 Regt Provisoire de Dragons  560 
   41 Regt Provisoire de Dragons 538 
   51 Regt Provisoire de Dragons 538
  Volunteer Cavalry 100
  26 Chasseurs a Cheval 213

Artillery - 700 men

1 bty 8lb (2 guns) (Foot)

1 bty 8lb (8 guns) (Foot)

1 bty 12lb (6 guns) (Foot)

1 bty 4lb (4 guns) (Horse)

. . . . .

Sources:

Digby Smith - Greenhill's Napoleonic Data Book

Haythornthwaite - Uniforms of the Peninsular War

Fletcher - Wellington's Regiments

Partridge and Oliver - Battle Studies in the Peninsula

 

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