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Battle Name : Dahlenkirchen

Date(s) : 22 August 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over French Allies [Prussians]

Type of battle : Land


The small Prussian force under an overly ambitious commander, Obst von Horn, attempted to hold the line of the river Duna. The Prussian lost over half their men.


A village which was in Russia [now in Latvia] on the river D√ľna [now Daugava] just less than 10 miles southeast of Riga. (Latvia)

Casualty figures

French Allies [Prussians]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
801 (55.24%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
40 (1.33%)