12 February, 1814
Field Marshal Blucher's
army reeling following defeats at Brienne,
La Rothiere, Champaubert
and Montmirail, Napoleon
Bonaparte moved to deal him another blow at Chateau
the rearguard of General Johan Yorck on the River Marne,
a French attack led by Marshal
Ney smashed through the defenders and, but for some
well positioned Allied artillery, would have done a great
deal more damage than the 3000 casualties they caused.
army suffered only 600 killed and injured.