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Dohna & Pirna

Battle Name : Dohna & Pirna

Date(s) : 08 September 1813

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Leipzig Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land


Schwarzenberg, commanding the Army of Bohemia, sent a very strong reconnaissance force towards the two French corps south of Dresden. After suffering only light losses on bothsides the Allies broke off the engagement. This was because they had news that Napoleon was coming to take charge of the French force.


Two villages on opposite banks of the river Elbe about 5 miles southeast of Dresden. (Germany)

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