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Battle Name : Inkovo

Date(s) : 08 August 1812

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

Outcome : A victory for Russian Cavalry [Cossacks] over French Cavalry

Type of battle : Land


About 7,000 Cossacks acting well ahead of their infantry attacked about 3,000 French cavalry. The French suffered severe casualties and were driven off.


Near the town of Inkovo, about 25 miles west of Smolensk. (Russia)