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Kehl [2]

Battle Name : Kehl [2]

Date(s) : 18 September 1796

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

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

Type of battle : Land


The strength of the Austrian attack on the garrison was such that they managed to capture the bridgehead of Kehl. However the French rallied and counter attacked forcing the Austrians back. Losses on both sides were heavy; a testament to the determination of both attackers and defenders.


A town in southwestern Germany on the east bank of the Rhine opposite Strasbourg.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (28.57%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (40.00%)