Battle of Dego
Arc de Triomphe: DEGO
April 14, 1796 - April 15, 1796
As General Bonaparte pursued the Piedmontese forces, French General Masséna attacked the town of Dego on the 14th of April, successfully taking the town and pushing out the Austrians. After their victory, the French celebrated and did not post adequate sentries, and the next morning an Austrian force under Vukassovich attacked Dego and retook the town. Masséna was almost captured but managed to escape and reform his troops while Bonaparte arrived with reinforcements. The French launched another attack to take the town and were successful in retaking the town.
- Chandler, David G. Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1979.
- Smith, Digby. The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill Books: 1998.
Updated March 2017
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