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Battle Name : Smoljäntzi

Date(s) : 14 November 1812

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Russian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for Russian forces over French and Allied Forces

Type of battle : Land


Nearly a quarter of the Russian forces were Militia which meant that they could bring overwhelming force to bear on Victor's greatly depleted IX Corps. The French withdrew southwards and Wittgenstein did not pursue.


A village in Belarus about 44 miles southwest of Witebsk. (Belarus)

Casualty figures

French and Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (29.13%)

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (8.57%)