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Oberau


Battle Name : Oberau

Date(s) : 04 August 1809 - 05 August 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Tyrolean Forces over French Allies

Type of battle : Land

Summary

Many minor actions were fought in the Tyrol by local militias [Sch├╝tzen and Landsturm companies]. They knew the ground and adopted skirmishing tactics to which the regular Saxon and Bavarian troops [and their commanders] could not adapt. Here the Allies lost nearly a third of their men including the Saxon rear-guard who were isolated and destroyed.

Location

A village on the river Eisack [now Isarco] in the southern Tyrol about 6 miles north along the valley from Brixen [Bressanone]. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Allies

Number engaged :
3,600

Casualties :
1,088 (30.22%)

Tyrolean Forces

Number engaged :
5,000

Casualties :
n/a