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Battle of Katzbach

Conflict: War of the Sixth Coalition
Date: August 26, 1813
Place: Katzbach, Germany
Outcome: French defeat
Combatants
First French Empire Sixth Coalition
Prussia
Russia
Commanders
Marshal MacDonald Field Marshal von Blücher
Strength
102,000 114,000
Casualties
15,000 around 4,000
War of the Sixth Coalition
LützenBautzen - Grossbeeren - DennewitzKatzbach - DresdenKulm - LeipzigChampaubertMontmirail – Château-Thierry – Vauchamps - Arcis-sur-Aube

The Battle of Katzbach on 26 August 1813, was an accidental engagement of the Napoleonic Wars which took place in a heavy thunderstorm between the forces of the First French Empire under Marshal MacDonald and a Russo-Prussian army of the Sixth Coalition under Prussian Marshal Graf (Count) von Blücher. Taking place the same day as the Battle of Dresden, it resulted in a French defeat. The Sixth Coalition (1813-1814) was a coalition of the United Kingdom, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Austria and a number of German States against the Napoleonic France. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The tone of this article is inappropriate for an encyclopedia. ... The Sixth Coalition (1812-1814) was a coalition of the United Kingdom, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Austria and a number of German States against Napoleonic France. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... The Marshal of France (maréchal de France) was one of the Great Officers of the Crown of France. ... Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald (November 17, 1765 - September 7, 1840), duke of Taranto and marshal of France, was born at Sedan, France. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (December 16, 1742 in Rostock (Mecklenburg) - September 12, 1819 in Krieblowitz (Silesia) (now Krobielowice in Poland)), Graf (Count), later elevated to Fürst von Wahlstatt, was a Prussian general who led his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of... The Sixth Coalition (1813-1814) was a coalition of the United Kingdom, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Austria and a number of German States against the Napoleonic France. ... This Battle of Lützen happened as Napoleons army was on the way home from its Russian disaster. ... The Battle of Bautzen was fought on May 21, 1813, and resulted in a French victory under Napoléon Bonaparte against the Kingdom of Prussians and Russians. ... In late August 1813, during the War of the Sixth Coalition, Napoleon ordered an offensive drive to take the Prussian Capital of Berlin. ... Battle of Dennewitz 6 September 1813 Prelude: Marshall Oudinot advanced his corp along 3 separate roads on an advance to Berlin. ... The Battle of Dresden was fought on August 26-27, 1813, and resulted in a French victory under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians, Russians and Prussians under General Schwartzenberg. ... The Battle of Kulm was a battle of the Napoleonic Wars. ... The Battle of Leipzig (16-19 October 1813), also called the Battle of the Nations, was the largest conflict in the Napoleonic Wars and the most decisive defeat suffered by Napoleon Bonaparte. ... The Battle of Champaubert was fought on February 10, 1814, and resulted in a French victory under Napoleon Bonaparte against Russians and Prussians under General Olsufiev. ... The battle of Montmirail was fought on February 11, 1814 and resulted the victory of the French under Napoleon Bonaparte over the Russians under General Dmitri Sacken and the Prussians under General Johann Yorck. ... The Battle of Vauchamps was fought on February 14, 1814 and resulted in 30,000 French under Napoleon defeating 5,000 Russian troops. ... The Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1804 until 1815. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Napoleonic Wars were a series of wars fought during Napoleon Bonapartes rule over France. ... The tone of this article is inappropriate for an encyclopedia. ... The Marshal of France (maréchal de France) was one of the Great Officers of the Crown of France. ... Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald (November 17, 1765 - September 7, 1840), duke of Taranto and marshal of France, was born at Sedan, France. ... Big Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire, adopted in 1882 Flag of Russian Empire Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... The Sixth Coalition (1812-1814) was a coalition of the United Kingdom, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Austria and a number of German States against Napoleonic France. ... Graf (from the Latin Grafio scribe from the Greek) is a German noble title equal in rank to a count (derived from the Latin Comes, with a history of its own) or a British earl (an original Anglo-Saxon title). ... Look up Count on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A count is a nobleman in most European countries, equivalent in rank to a British earl, whose wife is still a countess (for lack of an Anglo-Saxon term). ... Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (December 16, 1742 in Rostock (Mecklenburg) - September 12, 1819 in Krieblowitz (Silesia) (now Krobielowice in Poland)), Graf (Count), later elevated to Fürst von Wahlstatt, was a Prussian general who led his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of... The Battle of Dresden was fought on August 26-27, 1813, and resulted in a French victory under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians, Russians and Prussians under General Schwartzenberg. ...


The two armies, roughly equal in size, stumbled upon one another, taking both by surprise. In the midst of the confusion and heavy rain, Macdonald seemed to recover first. Although his orders were to defend the flank of Napoleon's main force from Blücher, Macdonald decided to attack. He dispatched two-thirds of his army, about 60,000 men, in an attempt to flank the Russo-Prussian right. But Confusion reined again as the French columns found themselves too far apart to support one another. The attack lost momentum. For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ...


Meanwhile, the remaining 30,000 men of Macdonald's force, who were supposed to fix the Coalition in place, were met by a heavy counter-attack. Without support or reinforcement, the French were soon forced to withdraw, taking heavy losses. Macdonald's casualties numbered 15,000 killed, wounded or captured, Blücher's some 4,000. Beyond the battle losses, the French strategic position had been weakened. This, coupled with the defeat at Kulm, four days later, would more than negate Napoleon's victory at Dresden. The Battle of Kulm was a battle of the Napoleonic Wars. ...


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