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Battle Name : Schleiz

Date(s) : 09 October 1806

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Jena and Auerst├Ądt Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Grande Armee] over Prussian-Saxon Forces

Type of battle : Land


The leading cavalry of Bernadotte's 1st Corps were blundered into by the Allied cavalry and were badly cut up. They withdrew onto their own infantry which then lead to a general withdrawal.


A small town in eastern Germany on the river Wiesenthal [now Wisenta] about 26 miles south of Jena. (Germany)

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French Forces [Grande Armee]

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Prussian-Saxon Forces

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Casualties :
566 (21.77%)