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Battle Name : Swolna

Date(s) : 11 August 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


Inspite of the fact that these were very experienced French troops, II Corps, commanded by a competent Marshall, Oudinot, they were outnumbered by two to one and were defeated.


A village on the river Swolna about 56 miles east of Dugavpils. (Latvia)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (16.67%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (4.00%)