There are two campaign areas in
Eastern Spain – French border to Tarragona
Fourth French Army
During the early months of 1813 a large part of the French armies in
Fifth French Army
Anglo- Portuguese Army
Orders of Battle
Full orders of battle and photographs of each army and corps can be found on the blog 1813 Campaign Armies.
Tarragona Campaign - 14 May to 7 June 1813
Marshal Suchet controls the coastal area of north east Spain from the French border to Tarragona.
To prevent him from sending support to Marshal Soult at Burgos, he has ordered Captain-General Copons to create a disturbance. The Spanish occupy Lerida in the north to lure a French army into the mountains. They then lay siege to Tarragona.
The French are held at Reus and retreat into the city. The siege is soon raised at Prades. The French concentrate and cut the Spanish army in half at first battle of Cambrils, but fail to crush the whole army at the second battle of Cambrils.
The French then have to retire to Barcelona to keep their communications with Spain open, and the Spanish again surround their garrisons at Lerida and Tarragona.
The French have failed to destroy the Spanish, and the latter have achieved their campaign objectives of containing all of the French forces in eastern Spain.