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Gross-Beeren


Battle Name : Gross-Beeren

Date(s) : 23 August 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Prussian & Allied Forces over French & Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land

Summary

Oudinot, commanding two corps was moving on Berlin until his advanced troops [VII Corps under Reynier] ran into the Swedish Corps [Count Stedingk] and the Prussian III Corps [B├╝low] About three miles away to the east a further French corps, IV Corps, under Bertrand hit the Prussians IV Corps [Tauentzien]
Although it was a fairly minor defeat it persuaded Oudinot to order a general withdrawal.

Location

Two villages [Gross-Beeren & Blankenfelde] about 10 miles south of Berlin, Germany (Germany)

Casualty figures

French & Allied Forces

Number engaged :
22,000

Casualties :
5,300 (24.09%)

Prussian & Allied Forces

Number engaged :
32,000

Casualties :
1,931 (6.03%)