I'm looking for a bunch of information on the Siege of Salamanca forts (june 1812) leading up to the battle of Salamanca.
Other than this Wikipedia post, there is not a lot a can find on this topic :
I'm wondering if someone could help me find which regiments were located in which fortified monastery (there were 3 : S. Vincenze, La Merced and S. Cayetano).
I know that a part of the 86 french line regiment was active inside the forts during the siege.
Yet I would like to know in which fort (out of the 3).
Apearantly chef de bataillon Duchemin (65 regiment) was in charge of the 3 forts during the siege.
I can't find any information on this person. Maybe someone can help me where to look ?
Marmont left 800 men in these 3 forts to protect Salamanca from Lord Wellington (he was waiting for backup).
But other than to protect the forts, was there any other reason a (part of the) regiment was send to a garrison fort ?
Many thanks in advance.