Battle of Heilsberg


Battle of Heilsberg

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Heilsberg


caption=Battle of Heilsberg. Etching by unknown artist.
partof=the War of the Fourth Coalition
date=June 10, 1807
place=Heilsberg, East Prussia
result= Inconclusive
combatant1=flagicon|France French Empire
combatant2=flagicon|Russia Russian Empire
commander1=flagicon|France Murat,
flagicon|France Lannes
commander2=flagicon|Russia Bennigsen
strength1=50,000
strength2=90,000
casualties1=10,600 (12,600)
casualties2=8,000|

The Battle of Heilsberg took place on 10 June 1807, during the Napoleonic Wars. [citebook|title=Napoleon: A History of the Art of War|author=Theodore A. Dodge|year=2001|publisher=Adamant Media|id=ISBN 1402195176]

Overview

The Russian army, under General Bennigsen, held strong defensive positions in the town of Heilsberg on the Alle. The French army, under Marshals Murat and Lannes, attacked on June 10th. Bennigsen repelled several attacks, resulting in huge French casualties, but had to withdraw towards Friedland the following day. Four days later, they were decisively defeated there, ending the War of the Fourth Coalition by the treaty of Tilsit.

The Battle

Notable officers of the French Army present were:
*Commandant in chief : Napoléon Bonaparte
*Marshall Louis Alexandre Berthier, prince de Neuchatel
*Marshall Joachim Murat
*Marshall Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult
*Marshall Jean Lannes
**Major general Nicolas Charles Oudinot
**Major general Jean-Antoine Verdier
*** Colonel François-Joseph d'Offenstein (made Brigader general further to this battle)

References

External links

* [http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Heilsberg_battle.htm Heilsberg 1807 - one of the bloodiest battles of the Napoleonic Wars]
* [http://www.napoleonguide.com/battle_heilsberg.htm Battle of Heilsberg]
* [http://www.battlefieldanomalies.com/heilsberg/index.htm Battlefield Anomalies: The battle of Heilsberg]
* [http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/French_Order_of_Battle_Heilsberg.htm French Order Of Battle]
* [http://heilsberg.org/seiten/geschichte-stadt.html Heilsberg and the battle] de icon
* [http://pageperso.aol.fr/marsouin18/Friedland1807.html La bataille de Heilsberg] fr icon
* [http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Heilsberg_battle.htm Heilsberg 1807 — one of the bloodiest battles of the Napoleonic Wars]
* [http://www.vodkomotornik.ru/photo/2007-06-lizbark/index.html 2007 г. Lidzbark Warminski — первая реконструкция сражения посвященная 200 летию.]


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