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Battle Name : Ostrowiec

Date(s) : 02 May 1809 - 03 May 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for Polish Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


This was an overnight raid by a strong Polish force on an Austrian bridgehead. Although the Poles did not succeed in taking the bridge the Austrians destroyed it themselves on the 3rd May.


A village on the river Vistula in Poland about 22 miles southeast of Warsaw. (Poland)

Casualty figures

Polish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (6.67%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,838 (91.90%)