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Battle Name : Jemappes

Date(s) : 06 November 1792

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

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

Type of battle : Land


The heavily outnumbered Austrians attempted to hold a fortified ridge. The French guns did a great deal of damage. Although the French won the day the Austrians retreated over a single bridge over the swampy flood plain of the River Hain. The French victory would have been greater but for the poor control exercised over their raw troops.


Jemappes was an independent village but is now a suburb on the southwest edge of Mons, Belgium. (Belgium)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,950 (4.53%)

Coalition Forces [Austrians]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,241 (9.00%)