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Battle Name : Claye-Souilly

Date(s) : 28 March 1814

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Prussian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The mainly infantry advanced guard of the Prussian Army of Silesia were surprised by a larger French force superior in cavalry. Only valiant action by the Prussian Hussars saved the lead infantry battalion from complete destruction.


A small town just on the eastern side of Paris, northern France. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
350 (4.83%)

Prussian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (13.33%)