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The Battle of Warsaw
Part of The Russian Opium War
Date September 12th 1815
Location Warsaw,Poland
Status over
Territorial
changes
Warsaw
the Russian empire

The Franco/American Union German mercenaries Polish volunteers Finnish volunteers

The British empire

Turkish Mercenaries Polish volunteers Finnish volunteers

Commanders and leaders
Alexander l

Andrew Jackson Napoleon

Sir Edward Smith
Units involved
First Russian army

Second Russian army First Franco/American Cavalry division First Franco/American Guards First German fusiliers

The King's own Polish rifles

The King's own Finnish grenadiers The King's own Turkish rifles

Strength
32,000 Russians

14,000 Finnish 9,000 Polish 23,000 French/Americans 15,000 Germans

12,000 British

5,000 Finnish 6,000 Polish 12,000 Turkish

Casualties and losses
14,000 Russians/Finnish

3,000 Polish 15,000French/Americans 9,000 Germans

10,000 British

8,000Finnish/Polish 5,000 Turkish

the Great Offensive

The Beginning 

=== On September 12th 1815 The Coalition Armies marched into Poland ready to push the British out. Their armies were led by Alexander l, Andrew Jackson, Napoleon mean while Sir Edward readied his forces for an incoming attack from the coalition forces. The next day the coalition army reached Warsaw. Alexander ordered the artillery to bombard the city thus starting a siege. 

The Battle

Edward's army marched out of Warsaw to fight the coalition forces, Edward ordered his Cavalry to charge from the right but Alexander ordered Andrew Jackson's Cavalry to counter charge them repelling Edward's Cavalry. Napoleon ordered the line infantrymen to fire a volley at the British force taking out a good amount of them. Edward ordered his infantrymen to fire at the enemy lines taking out some of Napoleon's men. Alexander ordered the Artillery to fire at the center of their lines taking out most of the British force and leaving a huge gap in the center of their lines, causing some units to retreat. Edward decided to make one final attempt to smash the coalition lines and ordered his men to charge. His men charged the center of the coalition's lines but were defeated by cannon and rifle fire and fell back in disarray. Edward now knows he can't defend Warsaw against the coalition army and ordered his men to fallback to Finland. 

The Aftermath

Alexander had his forces paraded in the center of town to celebrate the victory and then had the Polish volunteers working for the British rounded up and tried for treason and sent to jail for working with the British.




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