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Maienfeld [1]

Battle Name : Maienfeld [1]

Date(s) : 06 March 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for French Army of the Danube over Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Type of battle : Land


This was the opening of the Swiss campaign. The Austrians were spread out without sufficient forward posts. The French, under Massena, did not give them time to concentrate. Most of the casualties, 1450, were as prisoners of war. The French also took ammunition waggons, 12 guns and 3 colours.


A small town in eastern Switzerland in the valley of the Upper Rhine just south of Liechtenstein.

Casualty figures

French Army of the Danube

Number engaged :

Casualties :
300 (6.00%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian ]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,850 (44.05%)