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Battle Name : Sicily

Date(s) : 17 September 1810

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleonic non-specific engagements ,

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over Neapolitan Forces

Type of battle : Land


Murat, who Napoleon had appointed Kingof Naples, attempted this invasion against the advice of Napoleon. Not only was he severely beaten on land but after the invasion a Royal Naval squadron sailed up and destroyed or took 60 transport and 2 gunboats.


The island of Sicly lies at the toe of Italy in the Mediterranean sea. (Italy)

Casualty figures

Neapolitan Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,200 (40.00%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3 (0.17%)