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Hohentwiel


Battle Name : Hohentwiel

Date(s) : 01 May 1800

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [W├╝rttemberg Garrison]

Type of battle : Land

Summary

The 'impregnable' fortress of Hohentwiel, which held out for 15 years in the Thirty Years War, was surrendered as soon as the French appeared. The garrison were released. The commander and his deputy were court martialled and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Location

A hill fortress in southwestern Germany near to the town of Singen just west of lake Constance. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :
10,172

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)

Coalition Forces [W├╝rttemberg Garrison]

Number engaged :
106

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)