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Manuel Alberto Freire de Andrade y Armijo (4 November 1765 or 1767 – 7 March 1834 or 1835) was a Spanish cavalry officer and general during the Peninsular War. After fighting the French in Murcia, Granada, and Valencia (1810-1812), he succeeded General Giron to command the Fourth Army, or Army of Galicia.[1] His corps triumphed over Soult at San Marcial in 1813 (earning him the San Fernando Cross) and fought with "conspicuous gallantry"[2] at Toulouse in 1814, where his division was desperately mauled in the fighting for the French redoubts.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Gates, p. 474
  2. ^ Gates, p. 34
  3. ^ Longford, p. 420

References

  • Gates, David. The Spanish Ulcer: A History of the Peninsular War. Da Capo Press 2001. ISBN 0-306-81083-2
  • Longford, Elizabeth. Wellington: The Years of The Sword. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1969.

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