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Gaëta [1]

Battle Name : Gaëta [1]

Date(s) : 05 January 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Neapolitan Forces

Type of battle : Land


The last stronghold of the Neapolitans was the impregnable fortress of Gaëta. This was surrendered without a fight. The officers were allowed to go free but the men were prisoners of war 'enlisted' into the French army.


A fortress on the central western Italian coast 38 miles northwest of Naples.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)

Neapolitan Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,600 (100.00%)