- Six Days Campaign
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Six Days Campaign
War of the Sixth Coalition
February 10–14, 1814
First French Empire
casualties2=17,750The Six Days Campaign (10-
14 February 1814) was a final series of Napoleon Bonaparte's victories as the War of the Sixth Coalitionclosed in on Paris.
With an army of only 70,000, the Emperor was faced with at least half a million Allied troops advancing in several main armies commanded by Field Marshal Prince von Blücher and Field Marshal Prince zu Schwarzenberg amongst others.
The Six Days Campaign was fought from 10 to
14 Februaryduring which time he inflicted four major defeats on Blücher's army in the Battle of Champaubert, the Battle of Montmirail, the Battle of Château-Thierry, and the Battle of Vauchamps. Napoleon managed to inflict 17,750 casualties on Blücher's force of 100,000 with his 30,000-man army, leading later historians and enthusiasts to claim that the Six Days was the Emperor's finest campaign.
However, the Emperor's victories were not significant enough to make any changes to the overall strategic picture, and Schwarzenberg's larger army still threatened
Paris, which eventually fell in late March.
Battles of the Campaign
Battle of Champaubert( 10 February 1814) - 4,000 Russian casualties and Russian General Olussiev taken prisoner, to approximately 200 French casualties Chandler, David. Dictionary of the Napoleonic wars, Wordsworth editions, 1999.pgs.87, 90, 286-87, 459.] .
Battle of Montmirail( 11 February 1814) – 4,000 Allied casualties, to 2,000 French casualties.
*Battle of Château-Thierry (
12 February 1814) – 1,250 Prussian, 1,500 Russian casualties and nine cannons lost, to approximately 600 French casualties.
Battle of Vauchamps( 14 February 1814) – 7,000 Prussian casualties and 16 cannons lost, to approximately 600 French casualties.
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