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Battle Name : Muottental

Date(s) : 29 May 1799

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces and Swiss Irregulars

Type of battle : Land


Field Marshal Rovéréa commanding the 'Rovéréa Legion' had defeated a French unit and taken 150 prisoners on the 28th May. He ignored Austrian advice to pull out of the Muottental area. Lecourbe commanding the 3rd Division of the Army of the Danube launched a swift strong successful counter attack.


A small town in the centre of Switzerland 8 miles southeast of Schwyz. (Switzerland)

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French Forces

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Austrian Forces and Swiss Irregulars

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Casualties :
450 (25.57%)