Rhine campaign of 1796

Blockades at Ehrenbreitstein
©Keith Rocco
1796 Jun 9

Blockades at Ehrenbreitstein

Ehrenbreitstein, Germany

On 9 June 1796, 36000 French troops blockaded the fortresses at Mainz and Ehrenbreitstein, challenging important strongholds at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers, and the Rhine and Moselle rivers, The blockades at Ehrenbreitstein started on 9 June, and at Mainz on 14 June.