20 April 1809
Napoleonic Guide's Suggested
Danube Campaign Battles Map
trying to wrest the initiative back from Archduke
Charles in the opening phases of the 1809
Campaign, Napoleon Bonaparte
consolidated his forces - left in a confused state by the
former commander Marshal
Berthier - and went on the offensive at Abensberg.
being outnumbered, Bonaparte's 113,000 troops split the
160,000 strung-out Austrians into two forces.
was forced to retreat east to Eckmuhl
and General Hiller moved south-east to Landshut.
Both then had to fight a second major battle each.
Austria suffered 2700 casualties at Abensberg, with a further
4000 men captured.