Battle of Brienne

January 29, 1814

Sensing an opportunity, Napoleon launched an attack at the Prussian and Russian forces commanded by Marshal Blucher at Brienne. During the fighting both commanders experienced close calls, as a group of Cossacks nearly captured Napoleon before his staff fought them off, and the French almost captured Blucher in the castle. After securing Brienne, Napoleon and his men advanced to La Rothière.


Updated March 2014

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