Battle of Jemappes
Arc de Triomphe: JEMMAPES
November 6, 1792
Ordered to take the offensive, General Dumouriez led the French army into Flanders to overthrow the Austrians there. At Jemappes they encountered an outnumbered Austrian force led by Duke Albert of Sachsen-Teschen. Despite having a large number of untested volunteers, the French launched a series of enthusiastic attacks and eventually the Austrians withdrew. The victory was the first major offensive victory for the revolutionary government, and the Austrians evacuated Belgium afterwards.
- 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.
- French commander Dumouriez
- Left wing commander Ferrand
- Center commander Duke of Chartres
- Right wing commander Beurnonville
Updated March 2017
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