The Battles of Zurich were part of the
War of the Second
Coalition, which in turn was a chapter in the
French Revolutionary Wars.
Who Fought in the
Battles of Zurich?
The French vs. the Second Coalition (Russia, Austria, and
Already in March 1798, France invaded
Switzerland and established the
In March 1799, French
Masséna was made commander of the French troops in Switzerland.
He lost the First Battle of Zurich, which was fought June
4-6, 1799, against a bunch of
UNIFORM AND ARMS OF THE RUSSIAN INFANTRY
AT THE SECOND BATTLE OF ZURICH