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Battle Name : Lecco

Date(s) : 26 April 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A swift action by Prince Bagration commanding the Russian Advanced Guard. Against a numerically stronger enemy they were able to sieze, intact, an important bridge over the River Adda. Prince Bagration was wounded in the action.


A walled town in northwestern Italy on the river Adda about 30 miles north of Milan.

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After this battle General Moreau took over command of the French Army of Italy from the discredited General Schérer.

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Russian forces

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Casualties :
385 (12.83%)