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Ponte d'Alto

Battle Name : Ponte d'Alto

Date(s) : 12 March 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Lecourbe leading the 3rd Division of the French Army of the Danube skillfully outflanked the Austrian holding position and took them in the rear. About 1,250 were made prisoner the remainder escaped eastwards towards Austria.


A small village in eastern Switzerland in the valley of the upper Inn.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
60 (2.31%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,450 (43.94%)