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Battle Name : Wartenburg

Date(s) : 03 October 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Prussian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The first move of Bl├╝cher's new offensive required the forcing of the river Elbe crossing. This was achieved by General York who gained the title 'von Wartenburg' for this action. The French retired south and west towards Leipzig.


A village on the western side of the Elbe about 7 miles southeast of Wittenberg. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,900 (13.57%)

Prussian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,100 (13.13%)