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Erfurt


Battle Name : Erfurt

Date(s) : 16 October 1806

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Jena and Auerst├Ądt Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Grande Armee] over Prussian Forces

Type of battle : Land

Summary

The Prince of Orange commanding a disparate group of units retreating from the Battle of Jena were caught by Murat's cavalry Corps. Some cavalry escaped but the remainder were taken prisoner. A few days later a column of these prisoners about 9,000 under escort of 1 battalion were freed by a squadron of Prussian Hussars.

Location

A city in eastern Germany about 25 miles west of Jena. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :
16,000

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)

Prussian Forces

Number engaged :
12,000

Casualties :
10,000 (83.33%)