122.Salamanca1_22July12 - JTS Wellington's Peninsular War
122.Salamanca1_22July12By Rich White
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|First Side:||French (Nap)|
|Second Side:||Allies (NAP_WPW)|
Salamanca 22 July 1812 - Observing the enemy baggage train retreating towards Ciudad Rodrigo, Marmont was unable to detect additional troops concealed in dead ground and assumed that the British 7th Division was merely a rearguard. He decided to send his main force to outflank this "rearguard" and cut off it's retreat. Wellington responded by concentrating his troops behind the 7th Division ready to take advantage of any mistake the French general might make. As visibility improved, both sides recognized the tactical significance of the Greater and Lesser Arapils and made a dash to secure them.