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the lead up
February 7, 1792 Holy Roman emperor Leopold II and Prussia's king Frederick William II sign a treaty of alliance.
March 9, 1792 The new French Defense Minister is Pierre-Marie de Grave. He succeeds Louis-Marie-Jacques-Almaric de Narbonne.
April 13, 1792 Creation of the Army of the Midi. Commander: Anne Pierre, marquis de Montesquiou-Fezensac.
The French Revolutionary Wars and the War of the First Coalition begins
April 20, 1792 France declares war on Austria, who then allies with Prussia.
April 29, 1792 Battle of Mons, also called the Battle of Quiévrain France invades the Austrian Netherlands (Belgium) with two armies, and then retreats. Armand-Louis de Gontaut, aka the Duke de Biron, leads the first army of 10,000 men to capture Mons, where Austrian General Beaulieu was stationed.
'first Battle of Tournai A second army, led by General Théobald Dillon, was ordered by General Dumouriez to capture Tournai to avoid confrontation. They march on Tournai but meet Austrian troops between Lamain and Marquoin. Skirmish ensues. Following orders, Dillon commands his men to retreat. His soldiers thought Dillon had betrayed them and killed him back at Lille.
May 9, 1792 Joseph Servan is appointed French Defense Minister replacing Pierre-Marie de Grave.
June 12, 1792 The new French Defense Minister is Charles-Francois Dumouriez. He succeeds Joseph Servan.
June 16, 1792 The new French Defense Minister is Pierre-Auguste Lajard. He succeeds Charles-Francois Dumouriez, who goes to war as commander of the Army of the North.
July 12, 1792 Lafayette, formerly commander of the Army of the Center, becomes the new commander of the Army of the North. New commander of the Army of the Center is Luckner.
July 21, 1792 Luckner transfers to the Army of the North because Rochambeau had resigned. Armand-Louis de Gontaut, duke de Biron is the new commander of the Army of the Rhine.
July 23, 1792 The new French Defense Minister is Charles-Xavier-Joseph Franquetot d'Abancourt. He succeeds Pierre-Auguste Lajard.
July 25, 1792 The Brunswick Manifesto (Manifeste de Brunswick) is a threatening message from the Prussian General Charles William Ferdinand Duke of Brunswick (Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand von Braunschweig) to the French, advising them to leave King Louis XVI and his family unharmed.
August 11, 1792 The new French Defense Minister is Joseph Servan. He succeeds Charles-Xavier-Joseph Franquetot d'Abancourt.
August 18, 1792 Lafayette is declared a traitor. Dumouriez is the new commander of the Army of the North (Armée du Nord).
September 2, 1792 The Prussians take Verdun.
Moreton-Chabrillant is the new commander of the Army of the North. His post is temporary.
September 20, 1792 French victory at the Battle of Valmy led by Charles-François Dumouriez and François-Christophe Kellermann, fight against invading Prussians and Austrians.
September 21, 1792 The Legislative Assembly is replaced by the National Convention.
the new Republic
September 22, 1792 Proclamation of the Republic.
September 28, 1792 La Bourdonnaye is the new commander of the Army of the North.
September 30, 1792 Battle of Spires also spelled Speyer, French victory, led by General Custine. 20,000 French troops against 12,000 Austrians. The French take 2,900 prisoners. The Austrians surrender.
October 1, 1792 The right wing of the Army of the North becomes the Army of the Ardennes. Commander: Dumouriez. Formerly, it had been the right wing of the Army of the North.
The left wing of the Army of the Rhine becomes the Army of the Moselle. Commander: Kellermann.
Creation of the Army of the Interior. Commander: Berruyer.
Creation of the Army of the Pyrenees. Commander: Servan.
Creation of the Army of the Vosges. Commander: Custine.
October 4, 1792 The French, led by General Custine march on Worms and the city immediately surrenders.
October 18, 1792 The new French Defense Minister is Jean-Nicolas Pache. He succeeds Joseph Servan.
October 19, 1792 The French besiege Mainz (Mayence).
October 21, 1792 Having been besieged since October 19, 1792, the city of Mayence (Mainz) surrenders to the French, led by General Custine.
October 22, 1792 The French, led by General Custine take Frankfurt.
November 3, 1792 The French, led by General Dumouriez invade the Austrian Netherlands.
November 13, 1792 The French take Brussels.
November 16, 1792 A French warship enters Ostend (Oostende, Ostende) without resistance.
November 27, 1792 The French take Liège (Luik, Lüttich.)
December 2, 1792 Namur surrenders to the French.
Battle of Frankfurt. The Prussians and Hessians recapture Frankfurt from French General Custine and his men.
The Army of the Midi (Army of the South) is split into the Army of the Alps (Commander: Kellermann) and the Army of Italy (Commander: Anselme).
D'Anselme and his " Army of the Var" (officially the right wing of the Army of the Midi) become the Army of Italy.
December 10, 1792 General Dumouriez is again the commander of the Army of the North. He also has the command over the Army of the Ardennes.
December 15, 1792 The French take Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle.)
December 27, 1792 New commander of the Army of Italy: Brunet (temp)
December 30, 1792 Valence is the new commander of the Army of the Ardennes, but still under General Dumouriez (Army of the North}