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Napoléon & Empire

Battle of Montmirail

Date and place

  • February 11th, 1814 at Montmirail, Marne, Champagne, France.

Involved forces

  • French army (16,300 men), under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Prussian and Russian armies (32,000 men), under General Johann David Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg and Prince Fabian Gottlieb von Osten-Sacken. 

Casualties and losses

  • French army: approximately 200 dead or injured. 
  • Allied army: about 4,000 men dead, injured or prisoners. 

Aerial panorama of Montmirail battlefield

Map of the battle of Montmirail

Napoleonic Battles - Map of the battle of Montmirail

Picture - "Battle of Montmirail". Painted 1822 by Emile Jean Horace Vernet.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of the battle of Montmirail -

Photos Credits

 Photo of Lionel A. Bouchon Photos by Lionel A. Bouchon.
 Photo of Marie-Albe Grau Photos by Marie-Albe Grau.
 Photo of Floriane Grau Photos by Floriane Grau.
 Photo of Michèle Grau-Ghelardi Photos by Michèle Grau-Ghelardi.
 Photo of Didier Grau Photos by Didier Grau.
 Photo of various authors Photos made by people outside the Napoleon & Empire association.

Video credits

The shots are by Didier Grau, the editing by Lionel A. Bouchon