Battle of La Suffel

The Battle of La Suffel was a French victory over Austrian forces of the Seventh Coalition and the last French pitched battle victory in the Napoleonic Wars. It was fought on 28 June 1815 at Souffelweyersheim and Hoenheim, near Strasbourg.

Battle of La Suffel
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Date28 June 1815
Location
Result French victory
Belligerents
First French Empire French Empire

Seventh Coalition:

Commanders and leaders
First French Empire Jean Rapp
First French Empire Henri Rottembourg
Austrian Empire Crown Prince of Württemberg[1]
Units involved
V Corps III Corps of the Upper Rhine Army
Strength
About 20,000[1][2] About 40,000[1]
Casualties and losses
~3,000[1] 75 officers and 2,050 men[1]

During the Hundred Days, General Jean Rapp rallied to Napoleon Bonaparte and was given command of the V Corps (also known as the Army of the Rhine), consisting of about 20,000 men. He was ordered to observe the border near Strasbourg,[3] and to defend the Vosges. Ten days after Waterloo (in which his corps took no part), he met the III Corps of the Austrian Upper Rhine Army under the command of the Crown Prince of Württemberg near Strasbourg and defeated them at the Battle of La Suffel.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Siborne 1848, p. 771-772.
  2. ^ Moore 1999.
  3. ^ Becke 1911, p. 271.

ReferencesEdit

  • Becke, Archibald Frank (1911). "Waterloo Campaign" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 371–381.
  • Moore, Richard (1999). "Jean Rapp". Napoleonic Guide Napoleonic Guide. External link in |publisher= (help)
  • Siborne, William (1848). The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 (4 ed.). Turnbull and Spears. pp. 771-772.
  • Smith, Digby (1998). The Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill. ISBN 1-85367-276-9.

Further readingEdit

Coordinates: 48°38′08″N 7°44′30″E / 48.6356°N 7.7417°E / 48.6356; 7.7417