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Schleiz


Battle Name : Schleiz

Date(s) : 09 October 1806

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Jena and Auerst├Ądt Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Grande Armee] over Prussian-Saxon Forces

Type of battle : Land

Summary

The leading cavalry of Bernadotte's 1st Corps were blundered into by the Allied cavalry and were badly cut up. They withdrew onto their own infantry which then lead to a general withdrawal.

Location

A small town in eastern Germany on the river Wiesenthal [now Wisenta] about 26 miles south of Jena. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :
4,000

Casualties :
n/a

Prussian-Saxon Forces

Number engaged :
2,600

Casualties :
566 (21.77%)