Battle of Ostrovno


Battle of Ostrovno

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Ostrovno


partof=French invasion of Russia (1812)
date=July 25 - July 27, 1812
place=Ostrovna, Governorate of Vitebsk, Belarus
result=French victory
combatant1=
combatant2=
commander1=General Ostermann-Tolstoy
commander2=Joachim Murat, King of Naples
strength1=14,000 - 20,000 troops
strength2=22,000 to 28,000
casualties1=3,000 killed and wounded,
800 prisoners,
eight guns
casualties2=3,300
The Battle of Ostrovno took place on July 25 and 26 1812, between the French corps of Marshal Ney and Prince Eugene, with Marshal Murat's cavalry, and the Russian corps of Count Alexander Osterman and Pyotr Konovnitsyn. The Russians repelled the attacks of the outnumbering enemy, giving Barclay de Tolly a three-day advantage over the French. Russian forces lost 3,000 killed and wounded, 800 prisoners and eight guns. French losses were about the same.


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