21 April 1809
Napoleonic Guide's Suggested
Danube Campaign Battles Map
from the battle of Abensberg,
Austria's General Hiller took 36,000 men south-east towards
pursuing French, under Marshal
Lannes, went after him in strength, believing he had
the bulk of the Austrian forces with him.
further 57,000 men under Marshal
Massena were manouevring to cut Hiller's escape route.
The defenders fought doggedly as the French tried to cross
the Isar river.
arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte
and the imminent closing of the noose by Massena forced
Hiller to move.
casualties were some 10,000 men and 30 cannons.