- Battle of Novi (1799)
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Novi
Alexander Kotzebue. "Battle of Novi"
French Revolutionary Wars
15 August 1799
Novi Ligure, Piedmont, present-day Italy
combatant2=flagicon|Holy Roman Empire Austria
Barthélemy Catherine Joubert†
casualties1= 12,000 killed and wounded,
28 powder transports
casualties2= 8,200 killed, wounded & missing
The Battle of Novi was a
battlenear Novi Ligure, Italy. It was fought on August 15, 1799in the French Revolutionary Wars. The Austrians and Russians under Fieldmarshal Alexander Suvorovdefeated the French under General Barthelemy Catherine Joubert.
1799, Second Coalitionforces had defeated French troops in Italy, left by Napoleonduring his Egyptian campaign. After the defeat at the Battle of Cassano, French and Cisalpine Italian troops retreated into the Ligurian Republicfor a final resistance on the plateau immediately South of the town of Novi, a few miles to the Southeast of Marengo.
15 August, the Austro-Russian army, led by Suvorov, attacked French positions. In the early moments of the battle, Joubert died, shot in a skirmish line action, but the French resisted the Austrian attack and counter-attacked. The battle is characterized by several coalition attacks, repelled by French forces, until afternoon, when a final blow ordered by Suvorov caused the French to retreat in disorder through the mountains to the Ligurian coast.
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