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Today in History: July 22

Slide 1 of 11: The Dragoons Rode Onwards, Smiting With Their Long, Glittering Swords', 1902. The Battle of Salamanca, (22 July 1811) was an important victory in the Peninsular War for an Anglo-Portuguese army under the Duke of Wellington over Marshal Marmont's French forces. From Battles of the Nineteenth Century, Vol. II. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1902].Artist Unknown.. (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images)

1812: Battle of Salamanca

During the Peninsular War, English forces under the Duke of Wellington defeats Marshal Auguste Marmont’s French forces, south of Salamanca in Spain. 

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