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Battle Name : Pultusk

Date(s) : 26 December 1806

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Eylau-Friedland Campaign ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French Forces [Grande Armee] and Russian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Lannes [Grande Asrmee V Corps] found Bennigsen in a strong position at Pultusk. Inspite of the Russian advantage Lannes attacked immediately. His command was in a perilous position when Bennigsen attempted/began to envelop his right flank. But one of the divisions [Third] of Davout's III Corps came up in time to save the situation. Darkness ended the indecisive struggle.


A town on the western bank of the river Narew in central Poland about 32 miles north of Warsaw. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,045 (15.56%)

Russian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,500 (8.62%)