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Battle Name : Tortona

Date(s) : 05 August 1799 - 11 September 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The French held on to the small fortress even after their defeat at Novi. Over 100 men were killed and on their surrender they were allowed to march out with honours of war. After laying down their weapons they were released and Count Suvorov returned the battalion [3rd batt. 63rd Demi-Brigade de Ligne] colour to them in mark of their valiant defence.


A small fortress in northwestern Italy 32 miles north of Genoa (Italy)

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French Garrison

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Casualties :
1,200 (100.00%)

Austrian Forces

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