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Battle Name : Weissig

Date(s) : 19 May 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Russo-Prussian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Russo-Prussians moving forward as the northern flank and advanced guard of Wittgenstein's command ran into Lauriston's V Corps. They were thrown back but suffered only slightly more casualties than the French.


A village in Saxony about 10 miles north of Bautzen. (Germany)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,800 (13.43%)

Russo-Prussian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,953 (25.70%)