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Battle Name : Mainz

Date(s) : 29 October 1795

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [ Austro-Allies] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Austrians continued to press the French in their retreat/withdrawal from Germany. The French had lifted their blockade of Mainz on the 13th October as Jourdan's army retreated westwards. In spite of their superior numbers the morale of the French was low and the Austrian cavalry was particularly effective.


A fortified city in western Germany where the river Main joins the river Rhine.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,800 (14.55%)

Coalition Forces [ Austro-Allies]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,600 (5.93%)