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Battle Name : Dirschau

Date(s) : 23 February 1807

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 Prussian Garrison

Type of battle : Land


Lefebvre's X Corps had been given the task of clearing the country around Danzig before laying siege to the city. His Polish and Baden troops had their baptism of fire when they attacked this Prussian strongpoint. About 270 Prussians got away to join the Danzig garrison.


A small fortified town on the west bank of the river Vistula about 16 miles south of Danzig [now Gdansk. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
326 (5.43%)

Prussian Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
380 (60.13%)