The 14th Light Dragoons charged retreating French Infantry.
The French had withdrawn across the River Douro and burnt the bridge. The 14th crossed by ferries which the French had left and on 12th May 1809 charged the French rearguard who were protected by infantry in strong positions behind low stone walls. Major Bathurst Hervey lost his right arm; three other officers were wounded and 12 soldiers killed. Nevertheless, the attack was successful, and the French withdrawal turned to a rout.