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Battle Name : Altenburg

Date(s) : 28 September 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Allied Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


An amazing Streifkorps raid. A mixed nations force of Hussars, Dragoons and Cossacks ambushed a vastly superior force of crack French cavalry [Imperial Guard]. The French were totally broken and fled losing a third of their number.


A town in northeastern Germany 25 miles south of Leipzig. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,100 (32.31%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (13.33%)