Battle of Sehested

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Sehested

date=December 10, 1813
place=Sehested in Holstein
result=Danish Victory
combatant2= flagicon|Prussia|1803 Prussia flagicon|Russia Russia
commander1=Prince of Hessen
commander2=flagicon|Sweden General Wallmoden
casualties1=550 Killed or wounded
casualties2=2,000 Killed or wounded

Battle of Sehested was fought between Danish and Swedish (with Prussian-Russian battalions) troops at Sehested (in Holstein) on December 10, 1813 during the War of the Sixth Coalition.

The Danish Auxiliary Corps which fought on the French side, was pushed back by the allies (Swedish, Prussian, Russian) under Swedish General Wallmoden in early December 1813, but the Danes commanded by Prince of Hessen managed to secure their retreat by the victory in the battle of Sehested.

However, the battle could not change the course of the war which ended in Denmark’s defeat in 1814.

The Danish causalities were 550 men. The allies lost more than 2,000 men.

See also

* Denmark in the Napoleonic Era
* Treaty of Kiel

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