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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

28 June 1813 – North Germany

1st Prussian corps retreat and abandon 3 days supplies at Gardelegen

4th French corps occupy Gardelegen and secure depot

Napoleon ordered 1st, 3rd and 13th corps to attack Walbeck, which was held by 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prussian corps.  Both armies started the battle with considerable campaign casualties, though the Prussians was in a worse condition than the French.

The Prussians held their northern and southern flanks, but the Imperial Guard broke the centre.   At nightfall Blucher ordered a general retreat.   The Prussians lost 6200 casualties top the French 2200 casualties.

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