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Battle Name : Amberg

Date(s) : 24 August 1796

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

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

Type of battle : Land


The Austrians under Archduke Charles and under Wartensleben were united and now it was the French who suffered from lack of coordination with Moreau leaving Jourdan to meet the Austrians. The French were not heavily defeated and Jourdan was able to retreat northwesterly to Schweinfurt.


A town in Bavaria, Germany on the river Vils about 34 miles east of Nürnberg .

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (5.88%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (1.00%)