20 October 1805
The Napoleonic Guide's
was not really a battle, but rather a victory of manoeuvre
for Napoleon Bonaparte.
manouevring his forces around the 40,000 Austrians in the
city of Ulm and cutting their supply lines he forced General
Karl Mack into an untenable situation.
Austrian general tried twice to break through the encircling
French, at Haslach and
Elchingen, but failed
to do so.
With no Russian reinforcements nearby, Mack surrendered
his 27,000 men.
smaller force of cavalry, 13,000 men under Archduke Ferdinand
had earlier split with the beseiged force but surrendered
to Marshal Murat at Trochtelfingen
while another 12,000 men did the same at Neustadt.
was effectively out of the war.