Battle of Villar de los Navarros

The Battle of Villar de los Navarros (August 24, 1837) was a battle of the First Carlist War. It occurred near the town of Villar de los Navarros in Zaragoza Province and was a victory for the Carlists.

Battle of Villar de los Navarros
Part of First Carlist War
Date24 August 1837
Result Carlist victory

Carlists supporting

Infante Carlos of Spain
Liberals (Isabelinos or Cristinos) supporting
Isabella II of Spain and her regent mother Maria Christina
Commanders and leaders
Don Carlos Don Ramón Solano
11,000 infantry; 100 cavalry[1] Slightly over half the Carlist force[1]
Casualties and losses
1,245 taken prisoner

The Carlists took many prisoners, including the brigadier Ramón Solano, 84 officers, 60 sergeants, and 1,500 infantrymen; 400 of whom were forced to join the Carlist army.[2]

1,245 prisoners, many badly wounded, were taken on the night of August 24 to the towns of Herrera de los Navarros and Villar de los Navarros. These prisoners, called los prisioneros de Herrera, were stripped completely naked and despoiled of all of their possessions.[2]

On August 25, the Carlist army departed from Villar with this contingent of prisoners.[2] The Carlist army included the Briton adventurer C.F. Henningsen.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Lawrence, Mark (2019-07-29). "The First Carlist War (1833–40), insurgency, Ramón Cabrera, and expeditionary warfare" (PDF). Small Wars & Insurgencies. 30 (4–5): 797–817. doi:10.1080/09592318.2019.1638539. ISSN 0959-2318. S2CID 203061580.
  2. ^ a b c "Los carlistas en Plenas". plenas.