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Ostrolenka


Battle Name : Ostrolenka

Date(s) : 16 February 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 Russian forces

Type of battle : Land

Summary

After Eylau both sides moved into winter quarters. In spite of this pause a strong Russian column of cavalry and J├Ągers probed the southern flank of Napoleon's army. This engagement involved an ad hoc grouping of divisions from the French III, IV and VI Corps as well as regiments from other Corps. The Russians were replused with significant losses including one General, Count Suvorov.

Location

A small town [now called Ostroleka] in Poland on the river Narew about 63 miles northwesterly from Warsaw [Warszawa]. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :
20,000

Casualties :
1,173 (5.87%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :
18,000

Casualties :
2,500 (13.89%)