Tuesday, May 1, 2012

1813 Campaign – Part 6 - Hanover Phase

  North Germany 23 July 1813

This phase 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 positions 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.
Location of campaign battles

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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