5 April 1799
Guides for Northern Italy
to attack General Paul Kray before he could be reinforced,
General Bathelemy Scherer struck out at the Austrian at
the head of 41,000 men, Scherer launched an attack that
was initially successful but Kray's 46,000 troops absorbed
the pressure and pinned the French.
enable Kray to send his reserve troops on a flank attack
into the French right. The assault was completely successful
and Scherer was forced into a disorderly retreat.
French lost 3500 casualties, 4500 men captured and a large
amount of cannons and supplies. Austrian casualties were
4000 men, with a further 2000 made prisoner.
was Scherer's last command and he was replaced almost immediately
by General Moreau.