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Vaprio and Cassano

Battle Name : Vaprio and Cassano

Date(s) : 27 April 1799 - 28 April 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Austro-Russian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The mainly Austrian force was commanded by the Russian Count Suvorov. The French were attempting to hold the line of the river Adda. Bagration had difficulty trying to break out of the bridgehead at Lecco but a second bridgehead was established at Trezzo. Four divisions of Austrians under Melas were able to break through the bridge at Cassano. After initial strong resistance Moreau ordered a general retreat to the line of the river Ticino. Serrurier's demi-division was lost in this retreat see Battle of Verderio.


Villages [bridges] on the river Adda in northern Italy about 13 miles east of Milan. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
7,500 (26.79%)

Austro-Russian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (8.16%)