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Battle Name : Winkowo

Date(s) : 18 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 Russians had lulled Murat into a false sense of security for a few weeks before hitting him with a surprise attack. By this point in the campaign the strength of the French cavalry was severely diminished. Murat had to fight his way through to Moscow from which Napoeon was beginning his retreat. The Russians were now reorganized and ready to go onto the offensive.


A village about 42 miles southwest of Moscow near the present town of Visokinichi. (Russia)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,500 (19.44%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (4.17%)