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Battle of Château-Thierry (1814)


The Battle of Château-Thierry occurred on 12 February 1814 between the vanguard of the Army of Silesia (a Russian–Prussian army) under Marshal von Blücher and a French army under Emperor Napoleon I. It was a French victory.

Prelude

After winning a series of impressive tactical victories (during what would become known as the Six Days Campaign), Napoleon sought to deal what he hoped would be a final blow to the Prussians and end their participation in the Sixth Coalition against him.[1]

Having inflicted a defeat on Fabian Osten-Sacken and Ludwig Yorck the previous day at the battle of Battle of Montmirail, Napoleon caught the Prussian rearguard under General Yorck on the Marne River near Château-Thierry.[1]

Battle

Sending Marshal Ney to lead the attack, the French broke into Blücher's ranks, inflicting

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