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Göhrde Forest

Battle Name : Göhrde Forest

Date(s) : 16 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 engagement where the 'biter got bit'. The French force had been sent out to find and destroy allied raiding parties. Captured despatches alerted the Allies to this. The French were intercepted and suffered fifty per cent losses.


A village in the north German forest about 16 miles southeast of Lüneburg. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,300 (51.11%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
530 (4.42%)