7 June – End of Campaign
Spanish settle down to blockade of French garrisons and the rest and recuperate from the campaign
French are secure in their garrisons, but have lost all control of the surrounding area.
Spanish now control all of the roads between
French garrisons of
Spanish tighten blockade of
French 15th corps continues towards Barcellona
French 15th corps continues towards Barcelona.
Spanish cautiously recross the river
2 June – start of French withdrawal
Spanish continue to hold their positions on west bank of
French 5th corps enters
Spanish hold their positions on the west bank of
Marshal Suchet receives news of guerrilla activity between
Spanish complete their withdrawal behind the river
French recce the river but fail to find an undefended bridge or ford.
The Spanish withdraw over the river Ebro and take up defensive positions at Vandelets and Mora. 2nd Army covers the retreat.
The French enter Cambrils and Prades and regroup.
28 May – Second Battle of Cambrils – see battle report
All four Spanish armies are concentrated at Cambrils and about to retire over the river
The first French attack is by 5th corps on the left. They storm the village, but the Spanish hold their own, counter attack and rout the French. Suchet has no option but to halt the remaining two corps until he can rally 5th corps. By then it is nightfall and too late to attack again. Under cover of darkness the Spanish slip away and cross the river
Captain-General Copons sees a chance to destroy the isolated 4th French corps. He orders 2nd and 3rd armies to cross the river
Marshal Suchet has concentrated his three corps at
26 May –
4th French corps ordered to take Cambrils to prevent 1st and 4th Spanish armies retreating to Vandelets They both reach the battlefield in column of march, but the French are quicker to deploy, advance and pin the leading 1st Spanish army.
4th Spanish move to engage the French flank, but the are attacked and routed. 1st Spanish has started to deploy, but are also routed.
At this stage Marshal Suchet arrives on the battlefield and orders 4th corps to halt. He wants to lure the remaining two Spanish armies, safe behind the river
With the loss of Prades, Captain-General Copons decides he is no longer able to maintain the siege of
24 May – Battle of Prades – see battle report
Munsier enters Juncosta and finds a large Spanish force blocking his road south at Prades. He orders an immediate attack
O’Donnell’s 4th Army moves south and occupies Vedrell on the coastal road to prevent Suchet reaching
Musnier is aware that a battle has been fought near
Suchet leaves a small garrison at
By late afternoon Captain-General Copons is aware of all of these movements at his headquarters at Vals. He orders 4th corps to move to Vedrell and prevent Suchet from reaching
General Musnier has taken
General Habert is isolated in
General Hairspe arrives at
Captain-General is pleased that his army has performed so well at
20 May – Battle of
4th corps enter
At Reus General Halbert realizes for the first time that he is outnumbered 2 to 1. He garrisons the town with two infantry brigades to delay 2nd Spanish army. He then advances against 1st Spanish army with the remainder. General Del Parque is the best of the Spanish commanders, and holds his own against the French. At nightfall General Halbert orders a retreat to
3rd Spanish army vacate
Copons orders 1st and 2nd armies to attack
4th corps are now reaching the open terrain north of the mountains, and within a couple of days march of
5th corps move to
2nd Spanish army halts at Prades to allow 1st army to draw closer in preparation for their advance on
4th corps continue their march towards
1st and 2nd Spanish armies cross river Ebro and march towards
As 4th corps continue their march through the mountains towards
The Spanish CinC issues order to 1st and 2nd armies to move on
At first light 4th corps depart from
By nightfall Copons is aware of the French activity. Orders are issued for 4th army to shadow 15th corps as it moves west, but not to engage them. The remainder of the Spanish armies will wait until 4th corps is well into the mountains before they start their move on
14 May – Start of
At his headquarters in Barcelona Marshal Soult receives news of the fall of
At Tortosa Captain-General Copons waited anxiously to see how the French would react. He ordered his four armies to keep a low profile, and for a careful watch to be kept on the three French garrisons.
14 May 1813 - Start of Campaign