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Battle Name : Wetzlar

Date(s) : 15 June 1796

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [ Austrian-Allied] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Almost a mirror image of the battle at Maudach with the numbers reversed. However only a portion of the Austro-Allied force were involved as the French conducted a speedy organized retreat.


A town in western Germany in the valley of the river Lahn.

More details

The French withdrew and split their force. Jourdan pulled back westwards into his bridgehead at Neuwied on the Rhine and Kl├ęber moved northwest to an entrenched camp at Dusseldorf also on the Rhine.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (4.55%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian-Allied]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (1.11%)