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Battle Name : Handschuhsheim

Date(s) : 24 September 1795

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

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

Type of battle : Land


A classic example of cavalry [Austrian] catching infantry [French] in extended order over open ground. The Austrian soon defeated the six squadrons of French cavalry then cut down the infantry.


A village in western Germany just north of Heilelburg.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (12.50%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrians]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
187 (2.34%)