Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig
16.–19.10.1813

Das Schlachtfeld südlich von Leipzig

The map shows a section of the southern battlefield, where Austrian forces attacked the French right flank of the line extending along the Pleiße river. The ground west of the Pleiße line was marshy, making an attack from that direction very difficult. The available river crossings at Connewitz, Lößnig, Dölitz und Markkleeberg were defended by a division of infantry under Lefol und two divisions of Polish infantry under Poniatowski.

Opposing Forces

  • Franzosen (Napoleon I.)
  • Polen (Poniatowski)
  • Sachsen (Reynier)
  • Württemberger (Bertrand)
  • Italiener (Bertrand)
  • Baden und Hessen (Macdonald)

Leipzig

Liebertwolkwitz church, and the Russian-Prussian monument on the Liebertwolkwitz-Güldengossa road

Liebertwolkwitz church, and the Russian-Prussian monument on the Liebertwolkwitz-Güldengossa road

Auenhain-Wachau avenue

Auenhain-Wachau avenue

Güldengossa church at left; and the ruins of Wachau church

Güldengossa church at left; and the ruins of Wachau church

The ruins of Wachau church

The ruins of Wachau church

Markkleeberg bridge over the Pleiße

Markkleeberg bridge over the Pleiße

Markkleeberg bridge diorama

Markkleeberg bridge diorama

Markkleeberg gatehouse and church

Markkleeberg gatehouse and church

Markkleeberg gatehouse and church diorama

Markkleeberg gatehouse and church diorama

Dölitz gatehouse with cannon balls stuck in the wall

Dölitz gatehouse with cannon balls stuck in the wall

Bibliographie

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