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Uckerath


Battle Name : Uckerath

Date(s) : 19 June 1796

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

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French Forces and Coalition Forces [ Austrian]

Type of battle : Land

Summary

This was only a partial contact between the armies only a proportion of the numbers shown were engaged. Although French losses were greater they were able to continue their orderly withdrawal towards Dusseldorf.

Location

A village in western Germany about 12 miles east of Bonn.

More details

The French under Kl├ęber continued their withdrawal on Dusseldorf and the entrenched camp there. Archduke Charles split his Austrians. Between the Lahn, Rhine and Sieg rivers he placed 35,000 men under Count Wartensleben. He put 30,000 to garrison the fortress of Mainz and 20,000 to join General [Feldzeugmeister] Latour's Army of the Upper Rhine.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :
24,000

Casualties :
3,000 (12.50%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian]

Number engaged :
30,000

Casualties :
600 (2.00%)