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Reichenbach [Markersdorf]

Battle Name : Reichenbach [Markersdorf]

Date(s) : 22 May 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Russian forces

Type of battle : Land


The Russo-Prussian withdrawal was taking them southeast. Although the French won the ground this was a successful rearguard action which not only inflicted higher casualties on the French but which also delayed them for two days. One day of fighting and a second day to replace a bridge over the river Neisse.


On the Polish-German border about 7 miles west of Görlitz. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,900 (13.57%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,100 (6.88%)