Battle of Cardal

Battle of Cardal
Part of the British invasions of the Río de la Plata

Map of the battle
Date20 January 1807
LocationCardal, Uruguay
Result British victory
Spain  United Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Bernardo Lecocq United Kingdom Sir Samuel Auchmuty
2362 soldiers 5000 soldiers
Casualties and losses
200 dead, 400 wounded and 200 prisoners 20 killed 129 wounded

The Battle of Cardal (also known as Battle of Cordón), on 20 January 1807, was the main conflict between the Spanish defense forces of Montevideo, Uruguay, and British troops during the siege of Montevideo during the second British invasion of the River Plate. The British won an easy victory over the outnumbered opposing forces, which paved the way for the fall of the city,


Coordinates: 34°53′1″S 56°10′55″W / 34.88361°S 56.18194°W / -34.88361; -56.18194

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