5 November, 1808
was a notable Spanish victory over part of a widely spread
French force under Marshal
Victor and occurred while the Spaniards were retreating
from Pan Corbo.
part of his army trapped, General
Joachim Blake took advantage of reinforcements under
General Pedro Romana and swung around at lightning speed
to rescue the isolated unit.
24,000 men caught some 12,000 French troops by surprise
and sent them into headlong flight. They left behind some
500 killed, wounded and captured, while Blake suffered only
the victory, he was soon retreating again.