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Hagelberg


Battle Name : Hagelberg

Date(s) : 27 August 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Prussian & Cossack Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land

Summary

When Oudinot retired on Wittenberg after Gross-Beeren his northern flank division under Girard was left isolated. A Prussian corps [16,000 men] and Tschernitcheff's Cossacks [4,000 men] attacked. Less than half the division were able to fight their way back to Oudinot's main body.

Location

A village in northeastern Germany about 31 miles southwest of Potsdam. [The French name this battle 'L├╝bnitz' after a village 3 miles north of Hagelberg]. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :
10,000

Casualties :
5,840 (58.40%)

Prussian & Cossack Forces

Number engaged :
20,000

Casualties :
1,019 (5.10%)