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Riga [Blockade]

Battle Name : Riga [Blockade]

Date(s) : 24 July 1812 - 18 December 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian Garrison over French & Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Franco-Prussian force failed in their attempt to take the fortified city-port. Figures given are for the total number engaged on each side during the course of the 148 days. Towards the end the French element [Macdonald's X Corps] was withdrawn from the area. The Russians then commenced efforts to persuade the Prussians to defect. After a clash at Pikupönen 26 December the Prussians signed the Convention of Tauroggen and became allies against the French.


A city-port on the Baltic sea. (Latvia)

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