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Battle Name : Venlo

Date(s) : 12 September 1702 - 25 September 1702

Part of : The War of the Spanish Succession ,

Outcome : A victory for Marlborough's Allied Army over French Army Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


A blockade of the town and fort St Michael had been growing for some time before Marlborough arrived. By the 12th September the fort and the town were under full-scale attack. Sixty seven 24 pdr cannon and one hundred and forty mortars threw shot and shell into the town. The Governor surrendered on the 25th September.