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Braunschweig


Battle Name : Braunschweig

Date(s) : 25 September 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Prussian Forces over French Allies [Westfalian]

Type of battle : Land

Summary

This walled town was held by a motley assortment of Westfalians [including 260 unarmed recruits] who had no stomach for a fight and most of whom 'melted away'. Some of the captured men agreed to join the Prussians and became a J├Ąger squadron.

Location

A walled town on the river Oker about 27 miles east of Hannover (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Allies [Westfalian]

Number engaged :
981

Casualties :
376 (38.33%)

Prussian Forces

Number engaged :
400

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)