Napoleon & Empire

Battle of Elchingen

Date and place

  • October 14th, 1805 at Elchingen, Bavaria.

Involved forces

  • French army (17,000 men), under Marshal Michel Ney.  
  • Austrian army (16,000 men), under Feldmarschall-Leutnant Johann von Riesch.  

Casualties and losses

  • French army: less than 1,000 men (killed or wounded).  
  • Austrian army: 2,000 men (killed or wounded), 4,500 prisoners  
Battle of Elchingen (detail)
Battle of Elchingen.

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Detail of the map of the battle of Elchingen
Map of the battle
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