Battle of Vauchamps


Battle of Vauchamps

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Vauchamps


caption=A memorial column at Vauchamps (Marne), France
partof=the War of the Sixth Coalition
date=February 14, 1814
place= Vauchamps, France
result=Decisive French victory
combatant1=flagicon|France French Empire
combatant2=flagicon|Prussia|1803 Kingdom of Prussia,
flagicon|Russia Russian Empire
commander1=Napoleon Bonaparte,
Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy
commander2=flagicon|Prussia|1803 General Kleist
flagicon|Russia General Kapsevitch
strength1=18,000
strength2=30,000
casualties1=800
casualties2=9,000
The Battle of Vauchamps, the final major engagement of the Six Days Campaign of the Napoleonic Wars, was fought on February 14, 1814 and resulted in 18,000 French under Napoleon defeating 30,000 Prussian & Russian troops. They lost 9,000 men, including 5,000 prisoners, against 800 French casualties. The Russians were the Infantry Corps of Gen. Kapsevitch & the Prussians the Corps of Gen. Kleist. Many of them were ridden down by the French cavalry of Gen. Grouchy.


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