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Battle Name : Gaëta

Date(s) : 26 February 1806 - 18 July 1806

Part of : French War of the Third Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for Franco-Neapolitan Troops over Sicilian Garrison

Type of battle : Land


This formidable fortress should have been supported/relieved by a naval squadron under Sir Sidney Smith but he failed to carry out his orders promptly. Nearly 6,000 of the garrison were released on condition that they would not fight against France or her allies for one year.


A fortress on the west coast of Italy between Rome and Naples. (Italy)

Casualty figures

Franco-Neapolitan Troops

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (8.33%)

Sicilian Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
7,000 (100.00%)