Battle of Amberg

Battle of Amberg

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Amberg
partof=the French Revolutionary War

date=24 August, 1796
place=Amberg, Bavaria
result=Austrian victory
combatant1=flagicon|France First French Republic
combatant2=flagicon|Habsburg Monarchy Habsburg Austria
commander1=Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
commander2=Archduke Charles
Wilhelm von Wartensleben
The Battle of Amberg resulted in an Austrian victory under Archduke Charles of Austria against the French under General Jourdan.

Archduke Charles waited until the French generals had penetrated far from their base of operations, left 30,000 men under General Latour to watch Moreau, and hurried north with 27,000 to find Jourdan still pressing Wartensleben near Amberg. Charles struck the French right flank while Wartensleben attacked frontally. The French Army of Sambre-et-Meuse was overcome by weight of numbers and Jourdan retired. Charles went on to defeat both of the French armies in southern Germany and took the last French held stronghold on the east of the Rhine in the first weeks of 1797.


*Pope, Stephen. "The Cassell Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars", Cassell (1999)

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