Siege of Saint-Florent
|Siege of Saint-Florent|
|Part of the French Revolutionary Wars|
|Commanders and leaders|
Sir David Dundas |
|Casualties and losses|
102 casualties |
The Siege of Saint-Florent took place in February 1794 during the French Revolutionary War when a British force joined with Corsican partisans to capture the French garrison town of Saint-Florent, Corsica.
After a blockade by Royal Navy ships under Horatio Nelson, a landing was made and British troops were put ashore where they joined with around 1,200 Corsicans. The town was dominated by two defensive towers, one to the north at Mortella Point and the other at the strong Convention Redoubt. Once these had been taken the town agreed to surrender and the British fleet under Lord Hood was able to sail into its harbour. A large number of its defenders were able to escape to Bastia where they participated in its defence.
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