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Glatz


Battle Name : Glatz

Date(s) : 20 June 1807 - 24 June 1807

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Eylau-Friedland Campaign ,

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

Type of battle : Land

Summary

The fortified town was stormed by the Bavarian and W├╝rttemberg troops of Vandamme's X Corps. The defenders were mainly second rate troops stragglers, invalids, miners, and sappers boosted by 600 men of the Sch├╝tzen companies and 850 cavalry. The French were successful in taking the town without paying too high a price for it. News of the armistice [ratified 23 June] had not reached these combattants.

Location

A fortified town [now Klodzko] in Prussian Silesia [now Poland] about 50 miles south of Breslau [now Wroclaw] (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :
5,000

Casualties :
350 (7.00%)

Prussian Garrison

Number engaged :
6,570

Casualties :
839 (12.77%)