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Krasnoe, Second battle of

Battle Name : Krasnoe, Second battle of

Date(s) : 14 November 1812 - 18 November 1812

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Russian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for Grande Armée over Russian Army

Type of battle : Land


During these five days the whole of the remains of the Grande Armée passed through the 'battlefield'. Over twenty six thousand were captured. Kutusov's fear of Napoleon in person lead to his failure to commit all his available troops. Also the action by the Guard on the 17th was most effective and drove a huge hole in the Russian lines.


A village 25 miles southwest of Smolensk, Russia (Russia)

Casualty figures

Grande Armée

Number engaged :

Casualties :
39,435 (78.87%)

Russian Army

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,600 (10.29%)