Battle of Luçon
|Battle of Luçon|
|Part of the War in the Vendée|
19th century representation of the battle
|Commanders and leaders|
|Augustin Tuncq||Gigot d’Elbée|
|Casualties and losses|
|ca 500 killed or wounded||
ca 5,000 killed, wounded or missing
The final Battle of Luçon was fought on 14 August 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars, between forces of the French Republic under Augustin Tuncq and Royalist forces under Gigot d’Elbée. The engagement on 14 August, fought near the town of Luçon in Vendée, France, was actually the conclusion of three engagements between the Vendean insurgents and the Republican French. On 15 July, Claude Sandoz and a garrison of 800 had repulsed 5,000 insurgents led by d'Elbee; on 28 July, Augustin Tuncq drove off a second attempt; two weeks later, Tunq and his 5,000 men routed 30,000 insurgents under the personal command of Francois-Athanese Charette.
- Smith, D. The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. Greenhill Books, 1998, p. 51.
- Tony Jacques, Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: F-O, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007, p. 604.
- Smith, D. The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. Greenhill Books, 1998.
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