Order of battle for the Battle of Arcole

In the Battle of Arcole on 15 to 17 November 1796, the French Army of Italy commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte won a victory over the army of Austria led by Jozsef Alvinczi. The battle was part the third relief of the Siege of Mantua in which Alvinczi's army repulsed Bonaparte at the Second Battle of Bassano on 6 November and at the Battle of Caldiero on 12 November. Meanwhile, Paul Davidovich's Austrian Tyrol Corps clashed with Claude Vaubois' French division at Cembra on 2 November. Davidovich defeated Vaubois at the Battle of Calliano on 6–7 November and Rivoli Veronese on 17 November. After Bonaparte's triumph at Arcola, he turned on the Tyrol Corps, beat it at Rivoli on 21 November, and forced it to retreat north into the mountains.

French ArmyEdit

Napoleon Bonaparte

Austrian ArmyEdit

József Alvinczi


  1. ^ Fiebeger, p 16
  2. ^ Boycott-Brown, p 444. Boycott-Brown lists Quasdanovich as corps commander. The strengths of the component units add up to 26,432. Reinforcements raised the total, which does not include Mittrowsky.
  3. ^ Fiebeger, p 20. Fiebeger names Provera as the Friaul Corps commander and lists brigades, but no strengths.
  4. ^ Boycott-Brown, p 447, 458. Mittrowsky's brigade, which guarded the Brenta valley, joined the Friaul Corps early in the campaign. Its strength is not included in the Friaul Corps total.
  5. ^ Boycott-Brown, p 447. This source includes organization and strengths.
  6. ^ Boycott-Brown, p 448.
  7. ^ Chandler, p 100, 103. Chandler gives a 23,000 garrison and infers that 17,000 were fit for service.


Printed materialsEdit

  • Boycott-Brown, Martin. The Road to Rivoli. London: Cassell & Co., 2001. ISBN 0-304-35305-1
  • Chandler, David. Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. New York: Macmillan, 1979. ISBN 0-02-523670-9
  • Fiebeger, G. J. (1911). The Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte of 1796–1797. West Point, New York: US Military Academy Printing Office.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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