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Battle of Fère-Champenoise

Battle of Fère-Champenoise
Part of the War of the Sixth Coalition
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Date25 March 1814
Locationnear Fère-Champenoise, France
Result Coalition victory
Belligerents
23x15px French Empire 23x15px Austrian Empire
23x15px Württemberg
23x15px Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
23x15px Auguste Marmont
23x15px Adolphe Mortier
23x15px Karl Schwarzenberg
23x15px Peter Wittgenstein
23x15px Crownprince William
Strength
12,700 infantry,
4,000 cavalry,
84 guns
12,000 cavalry,
48 guns
Casualties and losses
5,000 2,000

The Battle of Fère-Champenoise was fought on 25 March 1814, between a French army and a cavalry force of Austria, Russia and the Kingdom of Württemberg. The battleground was near the town Fère-Champenoise, 40 km southwest of Châlons-sur-Marne, Marne département. The French were led by Auguste Marmont, while the Coalition forces were led by Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg. After six hours of battle, the French were routed and Schwarzenberg was victorious.

See also

  • Fershampenuaz, a village in Russia named in memory of the battle.

References and notes

Smith, Digby. "The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Databook". Greenhill Books, 1998

Further reading

External links

  • [1] The battle of La Fère-Champenoise on allempires.com

Coordinates: 48°45′00″N 4°05′54″E / 48.75°N 4.0983°E / 48.75; 4.0983{{#coordinates:48.75|N|4.0983|E|source:dewiki_region:FR-51_type:landmark|||| |primary |name= }}

↑ The Battle of La Fère-Champenoise, 1814

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