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Battle Name : Amsteg

Date(s) : 14 August 1799 - 16 August 1799

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

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

Type of battle : Land


General Lecourbe commanding the very successful third division of the army of the Danube again trapped and defeated a numerically weaker Austrian force. In the actions from Oberwald 13th August to Amsteg the poor disposition of the Austrians had cost them over 7,500 mento the French loss of 1,500.


A village in central Switzerland in the valley of the river Reuss about 7 miles south of the Vierwaldstädtersee. (Switzerland)

More details

This action was the end of Lecourbe's Third division offensive. He had gained control of the upper reaches of the Rhine, Rhône and Ruess, of major passes in central Switzerland and of passes into Italy.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (6.25%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,300 (52.27%)