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Battle Name : Wittenberg

Date(s) : 14 September 1813 - 13 January 1814

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

Outcome : A victory for Prussian Forces over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land


This was one of the strong points with which Napoleon had hoped to hold the line of the Elbe. The Garrison put up considerable resistance losing 3,500 to death by wounds or sickness. The attacking force, which included 2 British Batteries, took only light casualties.


A town on the right bank of the river Elbe nearly 40 miles northeast of Halle, eastern Germany. (Germany)

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French Garrison

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5,000 (100.00%)

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