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Battle Name : Soldau

Date(s) : 25 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 Prussian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Ney [VI Corps] forming the northern flank of the Grande Armee sent forward one division in an effort to cut the communications between the Prussians and the Russians. Ney was successful with the Prussians withdrawing to the northeast and the Russians forming around Pultusk they lost contact.


A small walled town in what was then East Prussia about 60 miles northwest of Pultusk. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
221 (3.68%)

Prussian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (26.67%)