Napoleon & Empire

Battle of Château-Thierry

Date and place

  • February 12th, 1814 at Château-Thierry, Aisne, Picardy, northern France.

Involved forces

  • French army (600 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Russian-Prussian army (2,700 men) under General Hans David Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg. 

Casualties and losses

  • French Army: about 600 killed or injured. 
  • Russo-Prussian Army: approximately 3,000 men killed, injured or prisoners. 
Battle of Château-Thierry  (detail)
"Battle of Château-Thierry, February 12th, 1814, 03:00 or 04:00 PM" (detail). Watercolor by Jean Antoine Simeon Fort, a.k.a. Simeon Fort.

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