Battle of Issy


Battle of Issy

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Issy
partof=the Napoleonic Wars (Seventh Coalition 1815)


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date=3 July 1815
place=Issy, France
result= Prussian victory
combatant1=flagicon|France First French Empire
combatant2=flagicon|Prussia|1803 Kingdom of Prussia
commander1=flagicon|France Marshal Louis Nicolas Davout
commander2=flagicon|Prussia|1803 Gebhard von Blücher
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The Battle of Issy was a skirmish fought on 3 July 1815 at the village of Issy, a short distance south west of Paris. The result was a victory for Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher over a French army defending Paris, commanded by Marshal Louis Nicolas Davout, Napoleon Bonaparte's minister of war. [ [http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Wood-NuttallEncyclopaedia/i/issy.html Nuttal Encyclopaedia: Issy] ]

After the French defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, the armies of the Duke of Wellington and Blucher and other Seventh Coalition forces advanced upon Paris. Issy was the final attempt of the French Army to defend Paris, and with this defeat, all hope of holding Paris faded. Napoleon Bonaparte had already announced his abdication (24 June 1815); unable to remain in France or escape from it, on 15 July he surrendered himself to Captain Maitland of HMS "Bellerophon" and was transported to England. The full restoration of Louis XVIII followed the emperor’s departure. Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the island of Saint Helena where he died in May 1821.

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