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Neumarkt


Battle Name : Neumarkt

Date(s) : 22 August 1796

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [ Austrian] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land

Summary

A strong Austrian force under Archduke Charles swung north and caught the French under Bernadotte. The French were forced to retreat northwest.

Location

A small town in southeast Germany midway between N├╝rnberg and Amberg.

More details

Archduke Charles repeated attempts to get Wartensleben to move south to link up with him proved in vain. Charles therefore decided to move north to make the link. Charles also swung his axis of supply eastwards rather than southwards.