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Battle Name : Berry-au-Bac

Date(s) : 14 March 1814

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's defence of France ,

Outcome : A victory for Prussian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A clash between Merlin's 1st Light Cavalry Division and Prussian Hussars. Although outnumbered by over two to one the Prussians captured 238 French troopers. The French killed and wounded are not recorded.


A village on the river Aisne between Reims and Soissons. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
238 (14.88%)

Prussian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
23 (3.54%)