19 September - 22 October, 1812
10-12 June, 1813
Spanish Battle Tour
Duke of Wellington laid
siege to Burgos twice, the first being a costly failure,
while the second a quick victory.
first attempt against the 2000 Frenchmen garrisoning the
fortress was hampered by huge amounts of rain and a lack
of British siege artillery.
was woefully slow and despite gaining footholds in Burgos,
the British were never able to seriously threaten its security.
gathering of two French forces to relieve the defenders
sparked a British withdrawal. The month-long siege had cost
Wellington more than 2000 men, while the French lost only
months later, a second move on Burgos captured the city
within two days.