8 September, 1796

Battlefield Guides for Northern Italy

At Bassano, generals Augereau and Massena set upon separate flanks of Austria's General Wurmser's army.

In the ensuing struggle one Austrian division was forced to surrender and it was only with great difficulty that the commander was able to extricate himself, and a few troops, and make the dubious safety of an under-siege city of Mantua.

His arrival boosted the defenders' ranks to 28,000 men.

Bassano cost Wurmser 4000 men captured and major amounts of supplies lost to the French. Their losses were slight.


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