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Battle Name : Tschaschniki

Date(s) : 31 October 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


The Russian advanced guard of Wittenstein's I Corps caught the French XI Corps commanded by Marshall Victor. Although outnumbered and with a significant number of militia men in their ranks Russian morale was high and they inflicted significant losses on the French. The French northern flank guard was now fighting desperately to keep open the route for Napoleon and the retreating main army.


A village on the river Ula about 44 miles southwest of Witebsk. (Belarus)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,223 (6.79%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (3.64%)