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Montereau


Battle Name : Montereau

Date(s) : 18 February 1814

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's defence of France ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austro-W├╝rttemberg Forces

Type of battle : Land

Summary

The French force, with Napoleon in person, outnumbered their opponents by 2 to 1. The Allies were caught with their backs to a river and only one bridge available for retreat. One third of their number were killed or captured.

Location

A town at the confluence of the Yonne and Seine about 25 miles southeast of Paris. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :
30,000

Casualties :
2,000 (6.67%)

Austro-W├╝rttemberg Forces

Number engaged :
15,000

Casualties :
5,000 (33.33%)