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Battle of Dahlenkirchen

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Battle of Dahlenkirchen
Part of the French invasion of Russia
Штурм Полоцка (лтография Н.С. Самокиша).jpg

Nikolay Samokish
Date22 August 1812
village southeast of Riga on the left bank of the Daugava, Russia
56°56′34″N 24°05′48″E / 56.9428°N 24.0966°E / 56.9428; 24.0966
Result French victory
First French Empire French Empire
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia
Russian Empire Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
First French Empire Jacques MacDonald
Kingdom of Prussia Julius von Grawert
Russian Empire Magnus Gustav von Essen
1,500[1] 6,000[1]
Casualties and losses
800[1] 300[1]
  current battle
  Prussian corps
  Austrian corps

The Battle of Dahlenkirchen took place on 22 August 1812, between French and allied troops, with a victory of the Russian army of about 6,000 against the French about 1,500 strong.[1]


Position of armies in Courland as of Summer 1812
Position of armies in Courland as of Summer 1812

On 22 August 1812 a Russian attack took place on the right wing of the Prussians at Dahlenkirchen and Olai, and at the same time on the left wing at Schlock and St.Annen. On the right wing, Colonel Horn was completely surprised, and after some resistance he had to retreat. Ultimately, the Prussians were able to stop the attacks, but they gave up Dahlenkirchen because they could not defend it.[2]


The unsuccessful siege of Riga went on.



  • Bodart, Gaston (1908). Militär-historisches Kriegs-Lexikon (1618-1905). Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  • Oesterreichischer Beobachter (2021). "Ausländische Nachrichten" (in German). Retrieved 8 April 2021.

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