Battle of Sehested

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Battle of Sehested
Part of the War of the Sixth Coalition
Date 10 December 1813
Location Sehested in Holstein
Result Danish victory
Denmark Denmark–Norway  Sweden
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia
Russia Russia
Commanders and leaders
Denmark Prince Frederik of Hesse Sweden Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn
9,500 5,000
Casualties and losses
550 killed or wounded 620 killed or wounded
600 captured
Denkmal in Sehestedt

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

The Danish Auxiliary Corps, which fought on the side of the French, was pushed back by the Swedish, Prussian and Russian alliance under Major General Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn in early December 1813, but the Danes, commanded by Prince Frederik of Hesse, 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 casualties were 550 men. The allies lost more than from 1200–2000.

See also


  • Smith, Digby. "The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Databook". Greenhill Books, 1998

External links

Map of the battle as of 11:00 AM, from

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