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Flushing [Vlissengen]

Battle Name : Flushing [Vlissengen]

Date(s) : 30 July 1809 - 16 August 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for British Forces over Franco-Dutch Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The number of the Franco-Dutch defenders was maintained at about 6,000 the sick and wounded were evacuated and reinforcements were sent in. The British troops were supported in the bombardment by naval ships. The total British force was too small to accomplish the task allotted to them. This was the last action of this campaign.


A fortified port [now Vlissengen] at the southern end of Walchern Island in the estuary of the river Schelde. (Netherlands)

Casualty figures

Franco-Dutch Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
9,500 (100.00%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
738 (5.27%)