|Battle of Vihiers|
|Part of the War in the Vendée|
Women pray as Republican general Antoine Santerre jumps his horse over a wall to flee.
|French Royalists||Republican France|
|Commanders and leaders|
Jacques La Barolière|
|Catholic and Royal Army||Army of the Coasts of La Rochelle|
|12,000 men||14,000 men, 30 guns|
|Casualties and losses|
|1,000||5,000, 25 guns|
The Battle of Vihiers (18 July 1793) was a battle between Royalist and Republican French forces at Vihiers during the War in the Vendée. After the Republican division under Jacques-Marie Pilote La Barolière advanced into the heart of the revolt area, it was attacked by the Vendeans under Dominique Piron de La Vienne and routed. The advance guard under Jacques-François Menou held its ground for a long time, but many Republican units from the main body quickly took to their heels. The Republican cavalry under Louis-Nicolas Davout covered the disorderly retreat. The Royalists suffered about 1,000 killed and wounded but inflicted 2,000 killed and wounded on their enemies as well as capturing 3,000 soldiers and 25 artillery pieces.
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