Le Point Fort de Jungingen
11 Octobre 1805

L'église de Jungingen

The church at Jungingen was a strongpoint in the successful defense of the village against repeated assauts d'infanterie autrichienne. The church was held by a converged elite bataillon of grenadiers et carabiniers drawn from the six bataillons d'infanterie of general Dupont's 1re division du corps de Ney. This ad hoc unit was commanded by chef de bataillon Decouchy who had the church loopholed et barricaded in preparation for the imminent attack. Skirmishers from Decouchy's bataillon deployed in front of Jungingen to draw the repeated waves of attackers autrichiens into the village where they would encounter the strongpoint. Meanwhile, the two bataillons of the 9ème légère sent one company each around the flanks of Jungingen from their reserve position northeast of the village to block likely escape routes on the southwestern side. Quand une attaque d'infanterie autrichienne faltered at the defended church, et became disorganized, the formed bataillon columns of the 9ème légère counterattacked into the village et drove the enemy infantry back.

When the repulsed Autrichiens found their retreat routes blocked by infanterie française in their rear, thousands of them quickly surrendered. The process was repeated six times between 13:00 et 16:00 hours, until General Mack finally realised that cavalry support on the flanks of Jungingen was required to prevent infanterie française from encircling his attacking units. Accordingly, two regiments of Cuirassiers Autrichiens et one of Chevaulegers attacked north of Jungingen where they encountered the 1st bataillon of the 96ème de ligne which had formed square. The square held, mais las cavalerie autrichienne moved on to attack et defeat the 15ème et 17ème régiment de dragons which had been sent forward to support the infantry at Jungingen.

Forces Autrichiennes

  • Feldmarschall-Leutnant Baron Karl Mack von Leiberich
  • Feldmarschall-Leutnant Erzherzog Ferdinand von Österreich-Este
    • 3. Kürassier Regiment
    • 6. Kürassier Regiment
    • 4. Chevauleger Regiment
    • 6. Chevauleger Regiment
    • Batterie d'Artillerie à Cheval (6 canons de 6 livres)
  • Feldmarschall-Leutnant Prinz Karl Philipp zu Schwarzenberg
    • Régiment d'Infanterie Nr. 8 (3 Bataillons)
    • Régiment d'Infanterie Nr. 11 (2 Bataillons)
    • Régiment d'Infanterie Nr. 20 (3 Bataillons)
    • Régiment d'Infanterie Nr. 54 (2 Bataillons)
    • Régiment d'Infanterie Nr. 54 (Bataillon Grenadiers)
    • Artillerie à Pied (6 canons de 6 livres)
    • Artillerie à Pied (6 canons de 6 livres)

Forces Françaises

  • 1ère Division d'Infanterie
    • Général de Division Pierre-Antoine Comte Dupont de l'Étang
    • 1ère Brigade
      • Général de Brigade Jean-Victor Rouyer
      • 9ème Légère (2 bataillons)
    • 2ème Brigade
      • Général de Brigade Jean-Gabriel Marchand
      • 32ème de Ligne (2 bataillons)
      • 96ème de Ligne (2 bataillons)
    • Companie, 1er régiment d'artillerie à pied
      • deux canons de 4 livres, quatre obusiers de 6"
    • Companie, 2ème régiment d'Artillerie à cheval
      • Deux canons de 8 livres
  • 4ème Division de Dragons
    • 1ère Brigade
      • Général de Brigade Louis-Michel-Antoine Sahuc
      • 15ème dragons
      • 17ème dragons

Jungingen

Timber-framed building on the Jungingen-Haslach road

Timber-framed building on the Jungingen-Haslach road

Farm yard east of Jungingen church

Farm yard east of Jungingen church

View of the road next to the church yard

View of the road next to the church yard

View of the church from the church yard

View of the church from the church yard

Church yard und grave stones

Church yard und grave stones

Farm opposite Jungingen church

Farm opposite Jungingen church

Farm yard west of Jungingen church

Farm yard west of Jungingen church

Small barn west of Jungingen church

Small barn west of Jungingen church

View of Jungingen church from the southside of the village

View of Jungingen church from the southside of the village

Ulm-Jungingen road entering the southside of the village

Ulm-Jungingen road entering the southside of the village

Fields between the Lehr-Jungingen und Ulm-Jungingen roads

Fields between the Lehr-Jungingen und Ulm-Jungingen roads

After the engagment at Haslach-Jungingen, les forces autrichiennes withdrew toward Ulm again, und there would be more engagements to fight until the eventual surrender on 20 Octobre 1805.

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Bataille de Haslach-Jungingen