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Dahlenkirchen


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

Summary

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.

Location

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 :
1,450

Casualties :
801 (55.24%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :
3,000

Casualties :
40 (1.33%)