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Battle Name : Magdeburg

Date(s) : 05 May 1809

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

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

Type of battle : Land


The tiny Prussian force was commanded by Major von Schill. He had refused to accept French domination of Prussia and led a Friekorps of around 1,000 men. This action against a much larger French force captured three ammunition waggons.


A fortified town on the river Elbe in Brandenburg province northern Germany. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French & Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
306 (30.60%)

Prussian Rebels

Number engaged :

Casualties :
82 (17.83%)