Military List Of French Revolutionary Wars Battles

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List of every major French Revolutionary Wars battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous French Revolutionary Wars battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the French Revolutionary Wars, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this French Revolutionary Wars list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these French Revolutionary Wars battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List contains battles like Siege of Toulon, Quasi-War.
Battle of Winterthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of French Revolutionary Wars Battles
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The Battle of Winterthur was an important action between elements of the Army of the Danube and elements of the Habsburg army, commanded by Friedrich Freiherr von Hotze, during the War of the Second Coalition, part of the French Revolutionary Wars. The small town of Winterthur lies 18 kilometres northeast of Zürich, in Switzerland. Because of its position at the junction of seven cross-roads, the army that held the town controlled access to most of Switzerland and points crossing the Rhine into southern Germany. Although the forces involved were small, the ability of the Austrians to sustain their 11-hour assault on the French line resulted in the consolidation of three Austrian forces on ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Winterthur, Switzerland

Part of: War of the Second Coalition, French Revolutionary Wars

Combatants: Habsburg Monarchy, French First Republic

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Action of 10 April 1795

The Action of 10 April 1795 was a minor naval engagement during the French Revolutionary Wars in which a squadron of French Navy frigates was intercepted by a British battle squadron under Rear-Admiral John Colpoys which formed part of the blockade of the French naval base of Brest in Brittany. The French squadron split up in the face of superior British numbers, the three vessels seeking to divide and outrun the British pursuit. One frigate, Gloire was followed by the British frigate HMS Astraea and was ultimately brought to battle in a closely fought engagement. Although the ships were roughly equal in size, the British ship was easily able to defeat the French in an engagement lasting ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Western Approaches

Part of: French Revolutionary Wars

Action of 13 January 1797 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of French Revolutionary Wars Battles
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Action of 13 January 1797

The Action of 13 January 1797 was a small naval battle fought between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany during the French Revolutionary Wars. During the action the frigates successfully outmanoeuvred the much larger French vessel and drove it on shore in heavy seas, resulting in the deaths of between 400 to over 900 of the 1,300 persons aboard, depending on the sources. One of the British frigates was also lost in the engagement, running onto a sandbank after failing to escape a lee shore. The French 74-gun ship Droits de l'Homme had been part of the Expédition d'Irlande, a disastrous attempt by a French expeditionary force to invade Ireland. During ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Brittany, France

Part of: French Revolutionary Wars

Combatants: Kingdom of Great Britain, French First Republic

Action of 13 October 1796 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of French Revolutionary Wars Battles
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Action of 13 October 1796

The Action of 13 October 1796 was a minor naval battle of the French Revolutionary Wars, fought off the coast of Spain between the 32-gun HMS Terpsichore under Captain Richard Bowen and the Spanish 34-gun frigate Mahonesa under Don Tomás de Ayalde. The Mahonesa was captured after a fight lasting an hour and forty minutes. Bowen and the Terpsichore spent some time in the North Sea, until December 1795, when his old patron, Sir John Jervis, replaced Admiral William Hotham as commander of the Mediterranean Fleet. Jervis requested Bowen to come out and take command of a squadron of small vessels operating around Gibraltar in defence of British trade and the garrison there. In early October 1796 ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Mediterranean Sea

Part of: French Revolutionary Wars

Combatants: Spain, United Kingdom