Battles of the Austro-Prussian War 1866: German Front
This clickable map shows the battles of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 in the secondary German theatre. The Prussians were faced with two Federal armies, one on each side of the Hohe-Rhon mountains. The Federal commanders agreed to unite their armies north of the mountains, but when this was prevented by the Prussians, they retreated back on opposite sides of the mountains. This allowed the Prussians to defeat the Bavarians east of the mountains, then the Federal Corps to the west, before taking Frankfurt. By this point the Federal and Bavarian troops had almost joined up to the west of Wurzburg, but the Prussians moved quicker than expected and defeated them in a series of battles south of the Maine. The fighting was ended by news of an armistice in Bohemia, where the Austrians had suffered a heavy defeat at Konniggratz.
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Rickard, J (DATE), Battles of the Austro-Prussian War 1866: German Front , http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_austro_prussian_war_germany.html