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Battle Name : Bossu

Date(s) : 04 November 1792

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [Austrians]

Type of battle : Land


Dumouriez advanced guard pushing forward as part of the French advance on Mons were met at Bossu by an inferior Austrian force. Austrian casualties were lighter than could have been expected given the massive French superiority in guns.


South western Belgium about 8 miles waest of Mons. (Belgium)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
120 (0.55%)

Coalition Forces [Austrians]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
350 (11.29%)