Battle of Laon

March 9, 1814 - March 10, 1814

Aiming to deflect the Allied advance on Paris, Napoleon hoped to attack Marshal Blucher's army at Lâon. Unfortunately Marshal Marmont's corps arrived late and the Prussians launched a night attack upon the tired soldiers, routing them. The next day Blucher attacked and the French held their own before Napoleon decided to withdraw at the end of the day.


Updated April 2019

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