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Bard Castle

Battle Name : Bard Castle

Date(s) : 19 May 1800 - 02 June 1800

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Army of Reserve] over Austrian Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The garrison held out against at least 3,500 besiegers [exact figures not known] who were reinforced by verteran troops of the old Army of the Orient. For the length of the siege Napoleon was unable to move his supply train and artillery passed this obstacle. At least 1,000 French were killed or wounded and a considerable number of powder wagons were destroyed. Only after a number of breaches were made did Captain Bernkopf capitulate. All surviving Austrians were taken to France as prisoners of war.


A fortress in the narrow valley of the upper Dorea Baltea river between Aosta and Turin in northwestern Italy. (Italy)

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French Forces [Army of Reserve]

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Austrian Garrison

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Casualties :
200 (100.00%)