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Ratisbon 2


Battle Name : Ratisbon 2

Date(s) : 23 April 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for French Army over Austrian Army

Type of battle : Land

Summary

After his defeat at Eggm├╝hl the Archduke Charles conducted a fighting retreat towards the Danube bridge. After his troops had crossed he left a force of 6,000 men to hold Ratisbon and its bridge while he retreated further. The defenders fought tenaciously and delayed the French for the whole day. The bridge was finally captured after the walls of the town had been breached and the breach stormed by grenadiers.

Location

The town and bridge of Ratisbon [now called Regensberg] on the river Danube in Bavaria.

Casualty figures

Austrian Army

Number engaged :
26,000

Casualties :
7,618 (29.30%)

French Army

Number engaged :
37,000

Casualties :
1,750 (4.73%)