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Battle of Eckmühl

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  1. fought on 21 April - 22 April, 1809, was the turning point of the 1809 Campaign, also known as the War of the Fifth Coalition. Napoleon I had been unprepared for the start of hostilities on April 10, 1809, by the Austrians under the Archduke Charles

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  2. Thanks to the dogged defense waged by the III Corps, commanded by Marshal Davout, and the Bavarian VII Corps, commanded by Marshal Lefebvre, Napoleon was able to defeat the principal Austrian army and wrest the strategic initiative for the remainder

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  3. The French had won the battle, but it was not a decisive engagement

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  4. Operating over a fifty mile front, from Ratisbon to Pfaffenhofen, marked by stretches of rugged, wooded terrain, neither the French nor the Austrians had developed adequate intelligence about their opponent's strength, dispositions or intentions

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  5. With the seizure of the bridge at Ratisbon, Archduke Charles no longer needed to defend the Landshut bridgehead and instead moved to concentrate his remaining forces so as to envelop and destroy Davout's corps. FML Hohenzollern's III A.K. (Approx. 15

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