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Battle Name : Golymin

Date(s) : 26 December 1806

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Fourth Coalition , Napoleon's Eylau-Friedland Campaign ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French Forces [Grande Armee] and Russian forces

Type of battle : Land


The Russians were heavily out numbered and under attack from three sides. They fought well and managed to hang on until darkness when they were able to withdraw. Sources say losses were equal on both sides and both sides then withdrew into winter quarters. This was the last action in 1806.


A village in central Poland about 12 miles northwest of Pultusk. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
780 (4.88%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
780 (8.67%)