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Schliengen


Battle Name : Schliengen

Date(s) : 24 October 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

The Austrians continued to harrass the French withdrawal. Here Moreau stood to make his crossing of the Rhine back into France. Only two small bridgeheads, Kehl and H√ľningen, on the east bank of the Rhine were left in French hands.

Location

A village in southwestern Germany on the east bank of the Rhine about 12 miles north of Basle.

More details

The Austrians laid siege to Kehl and H√ľningen.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :
32,000

Casualties :
1,200 (3.75%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :
24,000

Casualties :
800 (3.33%)