The Battle of Prague, fought on the 6th of May 1757 between the Prussian Army, commanded by ye King & Marshall Schwerin, & the Austrian Army, commanded by Marshal Brown.The King of Prussia entered Bohemia, and was joined by Marshal Schwerin on the 5th of May 1757, when his Armyu consisted of 80,000 Men, with which he attacked & defeated the whole combined Austrian Force, amounting to 100,000 Men, commanded bu Marshall Brown, This memorable Battle was fought near Prague, on the 6th of May. The Austrians were posted in a Campo almost inaccessible. The Prussians had Morasses to pass, Precipices to climb, and Batteries to face: but the Presence of the King animated his Troops, who attacked the Austrian Camp; and after a very long and obstinate Engagement, and many signal Examples of Valour, obtained a most glorious & Decisive Victory. The Austrians abandoned the Field of Battle, leaving behind them 240 Canon, all their Baggage, and Tents, They had 20,000 Men killed and wounded; and 10,000 taken Prisoners. The Prussians lost only 4000 Men but Marshal Schwerin fell amoung the Slain. The left Wing of the Austrian Army fled into Prague, where Marshal Brown died of his Wounds; and the Rest of the Austrians retired towards Moravia. His Prussian Majesty immediatley invested and besieged Prague, which was soon relieved by Marshal Daun. Reference. A The King of Prussia, B Marshal Schwerin,~ C The Austrian main Army, ~ E The Prussian Army, F The Austrian Camp. ~ G The City of Prague.
Engraving 475 x 350mm. [n.d. 1760]
Seven Years' War (1756 - 1763) In the Battle of Prague or Battle of Šterboholy (May 6, 1757) Frederick the Great's 65,000 Prussians forced 62,000 Austrians to retreat, but having lost 14,300 men to the Austrian 13,400, Frederick decided he was not strong enough to attack Prague.
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