18 May, 1794
the temporary leadership of General Jospeh Souham, General
Pichegru's command clashed with an Austro-British-Hanoverian
force at Tourcoing.
Despite a slight advantage in numbers, the 74,000 Allied
troops under Saxe-Coburg were out-led and out fought by
France's 70,000 troops.
French casualties were six guns and 3000 men, while their
enemies suffered 5500 troops lost and some 60 pieces of