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Combat of Korneuburg

Combat of Korneuburg
Part of the War of the Fifth Coalition
Date 7 July 1809
Location Korneuburg, present-day Austria, then Austrian Empire
Result French victory
Belligerents
French Empire Austrian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Claude Legrand Johann von Klenau
Strength
13,000 men
24 cannons
18,000 men
64 cannons
Casualties and losses
350 men at least 300 men

The Combat of Korneuburg was a relatively minor rearguard action fought by Austrian VI Korps of the Kaiserlich-königliche Hauptarmee Hauptarmee under Johann von Klenau against elements of the French IV Corps of the Grande Armée d'Allemagne, under the command of Claude Legrand. The brief combat ended in favour of the French.[1]

Context and battle

Following the French victory at the Bohemia. Archduke Charles detailed Klenau, with 18,000 men and 64 cannons to delay the French pursuit, which was spearheaded in this sector by the French IV Corps of Marshal André Masséna. Masséna had formed a vanguard under the overall command of General Legrand, whose command (13,000 men and 24 cannons) included Legrand's own 1st division of IV Corps, the Corps cavalry under General Jacob François Marulaz and the cuirassiers from the 2nd heavy cavalry division of General Raymond-Gaspard de Bonardi de Saint-Sulpice. These forces made contact with the Austrian Corps on 7 July near Korneuburg, around 19 kilometers north of Vienna. After a brief engagement, the French broke through and Klenau promptly retreated. The French had around 350 men killed or wounded, while the total Austrian losses are unknown, but included 300 prisoners of war.[1]

Bibliography

  • Pigeard, Alain - Dictionnaire des batailles de Napoléon, Tallandier, Bibliothèque Napoléonienne, 2004, ISBN 2-84734-073-4

References

  1. ^ a b Pigeard, 424-425

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