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Battle Of Tournay

Battle of Tournay
Part of the French Revolutionary Wars
Austrian command at The Battle of Tournai 22nd May 1794
Date 22 May 1794
Location Tournay, Belgian
Result Coalition victory
Belligerents
French Republic  Habsburg Austria
 Great Britain
Hanover
Commanders and leaders
Charles Pichegru Prince Josias of Coburg
Strength
ca 45,000 ca 28,000
Casualties and losses
5,500 killed or wounded,
450 captured,
7 cannons lost
3,000 killed or wounded

The Battle of Tournay or Tournai was fought on 22 May 1794 as part of the Flanders Campaign in the Belgian province of Hainaut on the Schelde River (about 80 km southwest of Brussels) between French forces under General Pichegru and Coalition forces (Austrian, British, and Hanoverian troops) under Prince Josias of Coburg, in which the Coalition forces were victorious.

Tournai 1794

In the course of the battle, the enemy forces changed possession of the village Pont-a-Chin four times, until finally the French had to retreat.[1]

Further reading

  • Jones, Captain L. T. (1797), An Historical Journal of the British Campaign on the Continent in the Year 1794, London .
  • Anon. (1796), An Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the War, by an Officer of the Guards, London .
  • Burne, Alfred (1949), The Noble Duke of York: The Military Life of Frederick Duke of York and Albany, London: Staples Press .
  • Coutanceau, Michel Henri Marie (1903-08 5 Volumes), La Campagne de 1794 a l'Armée du Nord, Paris: Chapelot  .
  • Fortescue, Sir John (1918), British Campaigns in Flanders 1690-1794 (extracts from Volume 4 of A History of the British Army), London: Macmillan .
  • Phipps, Ramsey Weston (1926), The Armies of the First French Republic and the Rise of the Marshals of Napoleon I, London: Oxford University Press .
  • Smith, D. The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. Greenhill Books, 1998.

References

  1. ^ http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/Verlustlisten/vl_1793_koal_hannov_liste_7.htm

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