Battle of Bassano


Battle of Bassano

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Bassano
partof=the French Revolutionary War
campaign=War of the First Coalition


caption=
date=8 September, 1796
place=Venetia, present-day Italy
result=French victory
combatant1=flagicon|France First French Republic
combatant2=flagicon|Habsburg Monarchy Habsburg Austria
commander1=Napoleon Bonaparte
commander2=Count Wurmser
strength1=20,000
strength2=ca 11,000
casualties1=400 killed, wounded or missing
casualties2=600 killed or wounded,
2,000 captured,
30 cannons lost,
8 standards lost,
200 limbers and ammunition waggons lost
The Battle of Bassano was fought on 8 September 1796, during the French Revolutionary Wars, in the Italian Province of Venetia, between French forces under General Bonaparte and Austrian forces under Count Wurmser. The battle ended in a French victory; the Austrians abandoned their artillery and baggage, losing supplies, cannons, and battle standards to the French.

References

* Smith, D. "The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book". Greenhill Books, 1998.
* Boycott-Brown, M. "The Road to Rivoli, Napoleon's First Campaign". London, Cassell, 2001


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