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Battle Name : Czarnowo

Date(s) : 23 December 1806

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Eylau-Friedland Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Grande Armee] over Russian forces

Type of battle : Land


Napoleon in personal command of Davout's III Corps executed a well planned night attack across the river Bug. The French achieved local superiority over the much larger Russian force.


A village on the north bank of the river Bug in Poland about 19 miles northwest of Warsaw. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
900 (10.59%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,400 (9.33%)