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Fort L'Ecluse

Battle Name : Fort L'Ecluse

Date(s) : 05 July 1815 - 07 July 1815

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Hundred days ,

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land


This impregnable fortress was cut into the rock of the Rhône gorge. Surprisingly it was taken easily as the result of a fortuitous shot which exploded the main magazine. There were few casualties on both sides but the Garrison, National Guard troops, were all captured


A fortress cut into the rock of the Rhône Gorge about 12 miles southeast of Geneva. (France)