Saturday, October 10, 2015

Friedland final casualty report

The group finished the Battle of Friedland last night.  The Russians held onto the town of Friedland to earn a draw.  Bagration's wing was completely destroyed, but the 1st (Guards) Division, the remnants of the 14th Division, and the late-arriving Flying Corps under Platov managed to hold off a furious push by Ney's Corps.

Losses from the third and final session:

5 artillery batteries
3.000 cavalry
3,000 infantry

14 artillery batteries
4,000 cavalry
5,500 infantry

And total losses from all three sessions of the Battle of Friedland:

9 artillery batteries
11,000 cavalry
15,000 infantry

26 artillery batteries
16,500 cavalry
28,500 infantry

Lannes' Reserve Corps and Grouchy's Cavalry Corps were severely mauled.  Bagration's wing was annihilated.  The other Russian wing was also pretty beat-up, but the French could not exploit the situation to drive into Friedland before the dark of night.

I'll upload some pictures of the final dispositions of the troops tomorrow.

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