Thursday, November 17, 2011

1813 Hanover Campaign

23 July to 6 August 1813
North Germany 23 July 1813
This is the sixth phase of the 1813 campaign
It covers the period 23 July to 6 August 1813 and the fighting northern Germany between Second French army and the Prussian army
It was fought during the period March to November 2011
 Corps deployment at start of campaign
Summary of the Campaign
Davout had deployed his four corps to cover the approach to Hanover, and to secure his communications with Hamburg in the north and Halle in the south.
Blucher had taken Magdeburg in the first phase of the 1813 campaign and established his four corps on the left bank of the river Elbe.   Having rested his army he was now ready to advance west and capture Hanover.
Davout advanced to drive the Prussians back over the river Elbe, but was in turn forced to retire and eventually abandon Hanover and retreat to Hamburg.
The campaign was another convincing victory for Blucher.
Battles fought during campaign
Campaign History
23 July             Start of campaign
24 July             Battle of Uelzen                        Prussian victory
25 July             Battle of Steinhorst                   French victory
26 July             Battle of Wolfsburg                   French victory 
27 July             Second Uelzen             French victory
29 July             Battle of Helmstedt                   Prussian victory
30 July             Battle of Rosche                       Prussian victory
30 July             Second Wolfsburg                    French victory
1 August           Second Helmstedt                    Prussian victory
4 August           Battle of Peine Day One           Prussian victory
5 August           Battle of Peine Day Two           Prussian victory
6 August           End of campaign     
Link to Campaign Blog

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