carl rochling

Prussian Infantry charge at The Battle of Eylau in December 1807.

The Battle of Eylau was a bloody but inconclusive battle between Napoléon’s Grande Armée and the Russian Army.  Late in the battle, the Russians received reinforcement from a Prussian division. After 14 hours of fighting there was no result but enormous loss of life. Russian casualties were probably 15,000 to 20,000 killed or wounded and 3,000 soldiers, 23 cannon and 16 colors captured. The French probably lost between 10,000 and 25,000.  The French took possession of the battlefield, a vast expanse of bloodstained snow and frozen corpses,  but they failed to destroy the Russian army.

Drawing by Carl Rochling.