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Battle Name : Kosel

Date(s) : 24 January 1807 - 02 July 1807

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

Outcome : A victory for Prussian Garrison over French Forces [Grande Armee]

Type of battle : Land


A gallant Prussian defence of the fortress in which three out of four men were killed, wounded or died of sickness. The Bavarian besiegers lifted the siege as the news came through that the Peace of Tilsit was about to be signed.


A fortress in Prussian Silesia [now Poland] on the river Oder [Odra] about 25 miles southeast of Oppeln [Opole]. (Poland)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Grande Armee]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
36 (0.60%)

Prussian Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,200 (74.42%)