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Novo Swerschen

Battle Name : Novo Swerschen

Date(s) : 13 November 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over French Allies [Poles]

Type of battle : Land


In this action the Russians captured intact the strategically important bridge over the river Niemen. Their losses were 'light'.


A village in Belarus on the upper reaches of the Niemen river about 44 miles southwest of Minsk. (Belarus)

Casualty figures

French Allies [Poles]

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Casualties :
1,000 (28.57%)

Russian forces

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