- Battle of Jemappes
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Jemappes
French Revolutionary Wars
November 6, 1792
combatant2=flagicon|Holy Roman Empire Austria
Charles François Dumouriez
Albert of Saxe-Teschen François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt
casualties2=1,241The Battle of Jemappes (
November 6, 1792) took place near the town of Jemappesin Hainaut, Belgium, near Mons. Charles François Dumouriez, in command of the French Revolutionary Army, defeated the greatly outnumbered Austrian army under the command of Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschenand of François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt.
Dumouriez, intent on invading the
Austrian Netherlands, advanced late in the season and attacked the Austrians with greatly superior forces. Jemappes was won by costly but effective charges against the Austrian's prepared position. Dumouriez overran the Austrian Netherlands within a month, but lost it at the Battle of Neerwinden in March. The French would not reconquer the Austrian Netherlands until the summer of 1794.
For a description of the battle and the tactics used by the French, see John A. Lynn, "The Bayonets of the Republic: Motivation and Tactics in the Army of Revolutionary France, 1791-94" (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996).
*Pope, Stephen. "The Cassell Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars", Cassell (1999)
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