Siege of Gaeta (1815)

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Siege of Gaeta
Part of the Neapolitan War
Date28 May – 8 August 1815
Location
Gaeta, present-day Italy
Result Anglo-Austrian victory
Belligerents
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Austrian Empire
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of the Kingdom of Naples (1811).svg  Kingdom of Naples
Commanders and leaders
Maresciallo di Campo Begani
Strength
2,500 2,000
Casualties and losses
277 killed or wounded 238 killed
1,762 captured

The Siege of Gaeta of 1815 was a three-month siege of the city of Gaeta by Austrian forces during the Neapolitan War. The city was attacked and partially reduced by ships of the Royal Navy on 24 July 1815. On 8 August 1815 the city capitulated.

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