Battle of Château-Thierry (1814)

Battle of Château-Thierry (1814)

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Château-Thierry


caption=
partof=the War of the Sixth Coalition
date=February 12, 1814
place= France
result=French victory
combatant1=flagicon|France French Empire
combatant2=flagicon|Prussia|1803 Prussia
flagicon|Russia Russia
commander1=flagicon|France Napoleon I
flagicon|France Michel Ney
commander2=flagicon|Prussia|1803 Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher
flagicon|Prussia|1803 Hans David Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg
strength1=
strength2=
casualties1=600
casualties2= 1,250 Prussians
1,500 Russians
9 guns
Baggage and transport
The Battle of Château-Thierry occurred on February 12, 1814 between a Prussian army under Marshal von Blücher and the French under Emperor Napoleon I. After winning a series of impressive tactical victories (during what would become known as the "Six Days Campaign" ), Napoleon sought to deal what he hoped would be a final blow to the Prussians and end their participation in the Sixth Coalition against him. He caught the Prussian rearguard under General Yorck on the Marne River near Château-Thierry. Sending Marshal Ney to lead the attack, the French broke into Blücher's ranks, inflicting heavy losses. Their attack was only stopped by some fortuitously placed Prussian batteries, allowing Yorck to withdraw in good order without suffering a rout. The Prussians had 1,250 casualties, the Russians 1,500, and the French 600. The French also captured nine cannons and much baggage and transportChandler, D. "Dictionary of the Napoleonic wars." Wordsworth editions, 1999. pgs.90-91.] .

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External links

* [http://homepage.mac.com/mmmayou/autourdemontmirail/index.html La bataille de Champaubert, Montmirail-Marchais, Château-Thierry et Vauchamps]


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