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Minsk [Capture]

Battle Name : Minsk [Capture]

Date(s) : 17 November 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over Polish Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The advanced guard of the Russian army of the Danube took Minsk with very light losses. The main body of the Russians began to come in as evening fell. Not only was this important communication centre lost to Napoleon but a greater loss to the Grande Armée were the two million rations carefully hoarded in the city.


The capital city of Belarus. (Belarus)

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Polish Garrison

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Casualties :
1,000 (50.00%)

Russian forces

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