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War of the 3rd Coalition

War of the 3rd Coalition

War of the 3rd Coalition

08 September 1805 – 26 December 1805

Comments
The War of the 3rd Coalition starts with the invasion of Austrian troops into Bavaria on 8th of september 1805 and ends with the Peace of Pressburg on 26th of december 1805.

Some date the beginning of the war when Britain declares war to France on 16th of may 1803. As a result of this the french Armée d’Angleterre forms the Camp of Boulogne on the Channel.

By signing formal treaties on 11th of April 1804 the 3rd Coalition (at the beginning between Great Britain, Russia and Austria) comes into existence.

The 3rd Coalition War has the following campaigns:

  • Austerlitz Campaign: 24st September 1805 (Grand Army begins to cross the Rhine River into Germany) until 4th december 1805 (Armistice of Austerlitz).

1805/10/08
Action of Wertingen
French victory

France Austria
Murat/Lannes Auffenberg
Losses: Total 319 (13) Total 3900 (13)

 


1805/10/11
1st Combat of Haslach (Combat of Albeck, Battle of Haslach-Jungingen)
French victory

France Austria
Dupont Mack
Troops: 6000 (7), 5279 (13) 23000 (13)
Losses: Total ca1000 (13) KIA 400 (13)
WIA 1100 (13)
Prisoners >4000 (13)

 


1805/10/14
Battle of Elchingen
French victory

France Austria
Ney Riesch
Troops: 18831 (Engaged: 8000) (13) 15000 (13)
Losses: Total 1589 (13) KIA+WIA 4000 (13)
MIA+Prisoners 3000 – 4500 (13)

 


1805/10/15
Combat and Seize of the Michelsberg Heights
French victory

France Austria
Ney

 


1805/10/15
2nd Combat of Haslach
French victory

France Austria
Lannes

 


1805/10/20
Capitulation of Ulm
French victory

France Austria
Napoleon Mack
Troups: 27000 (7)

 


1805/10/29 – 1805/10/31
2nd Battle of Caldiero
French victory

France Austria
Masséna Archduke Charles

Comments
Some sources claim this battle to be indecisive.


1805/11/05
Combat of Amstetten
French victory

France Austria/Russia
Murat Kienmayer/Bagration
Troops: 6700 (13)
Losses: Russia:
KIA+WIA 400 (13)
Prisoners <700 (13)
Austria:
Prisoners 1000 (13)

 


1805/11/08
Combat of (Maria-) Zell
French victory

France Austria
Heudelet de Bierre(Davout) Merveldt
Losses: KIA+WIA >200 (13)
Prisoners 3000 (13)

 


1805/11/10 – 1805/11/11
Battle of Dürenstein (Battle of Dürnstein)
French victory

France Russia
Mortier Kutusov
Troups: 10062 (13) 15000 (7), 24687 (13)

 


1805/11/15 – 1805/11/16
Maneuvres of Oberhollabrünn (Hollabrünn) and Battle of Schöngrabern
French victory

France Russia
Murat, Lannes Bagration
Troops: 45806 (13), present at the Battle of Schöngrabern: 20661 (13) 7300 (13)
Losses: Total >1200 (13) KIA >1200 (13)
Prisoners 1448 (13)

Comments
Scott Bowden explains in the appendix of his book “Napoleon and Austerlitz” (see bibliography) why the “traditionally showed” strength of the Russian/Austrian army present at Austerlitz (85000 troops) is too high.


1805/12/02
Battle of Austerlitz (Battle of the Three Emperors)
French victory

France Austria/Russia
Napoleon Kutusov (Tsar Alexander I)
Troops: 73200 (1), 73000 (7&11), 74595 (13) 85400 (1&7), 85000 (11), 72789 (13)
Losses: Total 9000 (1)
KIA+WIA 8279 (13)
KIA 2000 (3), 1300 (7), 1288 (13)
WIA 7000 (3&7)
Prisoners 573 (7)
Total 27000 (1), 28900 (13)
WIA+KIA 15000 (3)
KIA 7000 (13)
Prisoners 11000 (3)

Comments
The book “Napoleon and Austerlitz” (by Scott Bowden, see bibliography (13)) says that the “traditionally showed” strength of the Russian/Austrian army present at Austerlitz (85000 troops) is too high.


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