3 August, 1796
Guides for Northern Italy
detaching General Augereau's
division to hold off an approaching General
Wurmser leading 24,000 Austrians, Napoleon
Bonaparte set to General Quasdanovich's
18,000 troops with gusto at Lonato.
Austrian had his men in three columns and the French beat
each one, causing one to surrender en masse. The other columns
took to their heels.