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Strass and Schwaz

Battle Name : Strass and Schwaz

Date(s) : 14 May 1809 - 15 May 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Bavarian Forces [French Allies] over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Wrede's 2nd Bavarian division was fresh from its success over Chasteler's division again caught a much inferior enemy force. The Austrians were Landwehr troops [Home Guard] and armed peasants. The Bavarian success was not as great as their previous engagement, possibly because they were without Preysing's cavalry brigade, most of the Austrians got away.


Two villages in the valley of the river Inn 12 and 19 miles respectively east of Innsbruck. (Austria)

Casualty figures

Bavarian Forces [French Allies]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
162 (1.75%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
275 (9.17%)