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Kallham [or Riedau]


Battle Name : Kallham [or Riedau]

Date(s) : 01 May 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for French & Allied Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land

Summary

Great bravery was shown on both sides in this determined Austrian rearguard action. The Baden and W├╝rttemburg hussars waited until the Austrian infantry had fired a volley then charged into the square. The Austrians fought on until their commander was cut down.

Location

A village between the rivers Inn and Danube in Austria about 26 miles southeast of Passau. (Austria)

Casualty figures

French & Allied Forces

Number engaged :
1,400

Casualties :
13 (0.93%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :
850

Casualties :
789 (92.82%)