Battle of Mergentheim, 2 May 1645
Battle during Thirty Years War. Turenne, invading central Germany, was defeated by an Imperial army led by Franz von Mercy and forced to retreat to the Rhine, although the Imperial army itself took heavy casualties.
The Thirty Years War
, C.V.Wedgewood. Despite its age (first published in 1938), this is still one of the best english language narratives of this most complex of wars, tracing the intricate dance of diplomacy and combat that involved all of Europe in the fate of Germany.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (24 November 2000), Battle of Mergentheim, 2 May 1645, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_mergentheim.html