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Battle Name : Verderio

Date(s) : 28 April 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Austro-RussianForces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


In the French retreat from the river Adda line to the river Ticino [see Battle of Vaprio] Serrurier was heavily engaged. After a short sharp fight the French became aware that 12 battalions of fresh troops under Russian general Rosenberg were approaching on his northern flank and to his rear. Serrurier surrendered.


A village just west of the river Adda halfway between Milan and Lecco. (Italy)

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Once the line of the Adda river had been lost then Milan became untenable for the French. Marshal Suvorov entered the city on the 29th April.

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2,952 (98.40%)


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