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Battle Name : Haynau

Date(s) : 26 May 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Prussian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The French failed to put out security patrols and at the first surprising sign of trouble the two French cavalry regiments fled. Few of the 8,000 Prussian infantry came up to the action as their cavalry had no difficulty cutting down the French infantry. Eleven French guns were carried off.


A town, now called Chojnow, in Silesia [now Poland] just over 10 miles northwest of Liegnitz [now Legnica]. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,400 (37.84%)

Prussian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
86 (0.60%)