Napoleons First Italian campaign

Battle of Fombio
Giuseppe Pietro Bagetti's Battaglia di Fombio (Fombio's Battle, 8 May 1796)
1796 May 7

Battle of Fombio

Fombio, Italy
After a short pause, Bonaparte carried out a brilliant flanking manoeuvre, and crossed the Po at Piacenza, nearly cutting the Austrian line of retreat. This threat forced the Austrian army to withdraw to the east.