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Battle Name : Eckau

Date(s) : 19 July 1812

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

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

Type of battle : Land


This was the first action of this campaign which involved Napoleon's Prussian troops. They were part of Macdonald's X Corps tasked to blockade Riga. The force which opposed them in this engagement were mostly militia and depot troops.


A village in Latvia about 25 miles south of Riga. (Latvia)

Casualty figures

French Allies [Prussians]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
93 (1.41%)

Russian Foces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
380 (6.44%)