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Battle Name : Raismes

Date(s) : 08 May 1793

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [Brit./Austrian/Prussian/Dutch] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


An easy win for the Allied army in a battle which neither side pressed very hard. Not all of the much larger coalition army was engaged, and the 11,000 Prussians played barely any part at all.


Village in northern France about 12 miles south of the Belgian border and 4 miles northwest of Valenciennes. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (5.00%)

Coalition Forces [Brit./Austrian/Prussian/Dutch]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (1.00%)