Battle of Nordlingen, (2), 3 August 1645
Battle during Thirty Years War. A French army under Turenne and Enghien advancing down the Danube found it's path blocked by the Imperial army under Franz von Mercy. The French attacked the Bavarian guns, entrenched on hills near Nordlingen, but although the French captured the hills and overran the guns, they took too many casualties to take advantage of their victory. The main Imperial loss was the death of Mercy, killed in the battle.
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 Nordlingen, (2), 3 August 1645, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_nordlingen1645.html