Just manoeuvring this week. Quick update.
Marmont’s force at Salamanca resting after Battle of Corrales and subsequent retreat, now joined by St Paul’s Italian brigade (from Valladolid) and by Guye, with the King’s Guard and Treillard’s cavalry. Total strength around 16000. Guye’s force undertook hazardous forced march from
Segovia to – they were extremely lucky with the weather, and arrived in good order. Salamanca
The dry weather also favoured the British army, advancing towards the Spanish border. In particular, Graham’s (1st) and
’s (6th) Divisions marched from Abrantes to Ciudad Rodrigo – approx 135 miles – in 7 days, without significant problems. Clinton
Allied siege train continues its march inland, and has now reached Abrantes.
Marshal Soult has agreed to provide supplies to
Badajoz from Sevilla, which will enable the Armee de Portugal to commit less troops to guarding the route from Madrid west along the Tagus.