One of the French epic fights of the period was the stand of the 84th Ligne commanded by Colonel Gambin against the Austrian command of General Gyulai. The 84th Ligne found itself alone and unsupported in Graz and attacked by over 10,000 Austrians. The fourteen-hour fight, most of it in and around the St Leonard Cemetery in Graz, cost the 1,200 French at least 400 casualties. Austrian losses could have been as high as 2,500 in killed, wounded and prisoners.
The 84th Ligne was awarded a plaque to be carried on their regimental eagle bearing the legend 'Un Contre Dix.'
It should also be noted that the 92d Ligne commanded by Col Nagle came to the relief of the 84th Ligne in Graz at the end of the action.