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« on: Tuesday 21 July 20 12:56 BST (UK) »
My 5x great uncle served with the 3rd Regt. of Light Dragoons during the Peninsula Wars. Records for the campaign medal show the three main battles to qualify (see image) - Salamanca, Vittorio & Toulouse. He has Salamanca crossed out and the word "Niza"? written underneath instead. Anyone any idea on what this means? Thanks.
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Re: Napoleonic Wars
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 14:34 BST (UK) »
Ragosniza




1813 - Capture of Rovigno, Ragosniza, and Triest - RootsWebsites.rootsweb.com › ~pbtyc › Naval_History › Vol_VI

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Re: Napoleonic Wars
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 16:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, although I am not sure the Light Dragoons were necessarily involved in that part of the campaign?

Another forum has suggested Niza is the old name for Nice (Nizza, from the Italian), also in South France, perhaps better in keeping with the campaign of 1812? I haven't found this to be a battle, but perhaps was British HQ at the time?
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Re: Napoleonic Wars
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 17:00 BST (UK) »
I believe it is an alternate spelling of Nisa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisa,_Portugal

There are lots of Peninsular War references, for instance:

The route lay from Alfayates by Penamacur , São Miguel d ' Arche , Castello Branco , Villa Velha , Niza  and Portalegre . Anson crossed the Tagus at the bridge of Villa Velha on June 11th

It is 20km from Nisa to Vila Velha https://tinyurl.com/y35rzclq
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