Napoleon & Empire

Battle of Vauchamps

Date and place

  • February 14th, 1814 at Vauchamps, halfway between Montmirail and Champaubert, Champagne, France.

Involved forces

  • French army (18,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon I.  
  • Silesian army (30,000 men, both Russians and Prussians), under field-marshal Gebhard von Blücher.  

Casualties and losses

  • French army: about 600 killed and wounded.  
  • Silesian army: approximately 9,000 killed, wounded and prisoners.  
Battle of Vauchamps (detail)
"Battle of Vauchamps". Engraving by Jean-Baptiste Réville.

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Detail of the map of the battle of Vauchamps
Map of the battle
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