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Battle Name : Halberstadt

Date(s) : 29 July 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for Brunswick Forces over Westfalian Forces [French allies]

Type of battle : Land


Frederick, the dispossessed Duke fo Brunswick refused to accept the Austrian/French cease fire. This was his first engagement in his attempt to drive to the coast. Following the battle about 300 of the Westfalian prisoners joined the Brunswick colours.


A fortified town in northern Germany about 34 miles southwest of Magdeburg. (Germany)

Casualty figures

Westfalian Forces [French allies]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (83.33%)

Brunswick Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (18.96%)