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Battle Name : Château-Thierry

Date(s) : 12 February 1814

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Russo-Prussian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French casualty figures are only from French sources and are considered suspect. With Napoleon in command this was an energetic attack following up the success at Montmirail the previous day. Again Russian units were separated and picked off, one brigade being ridden down by French cavalry. Had Marshall Macdonald seized the Marne bridges, as Napoleon ordered, then the destruction of the Allied force would have been much greater.


A town on the river Marne about 47 miles northeast of Paris. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (2.00%)

Russo-Prussian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (10.00%)