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Battle Name : Catillon

Date(s) : 17 April 1794

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [Austrian, Brits, Hessian, Dutch] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The first major engagement of the 1794 campaign season. Not all troops from both sides were engaged and losses were not heavy. The French were allowed to withdraw without pursuit but did lose 24 guns.


A village on the river Sambre in northern France about 19 miles southeast if Cambrai. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (3.33%)

Coalition Forces [Austrian, Brits, Hessian, Dutch]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (1.67%)