Battle of Laon
March 9, 1814 - March 10, 1814
Aiming to deflect the Allied advance on Paris, Napoleon hoped to attack Marshal Blucher's army at Lâon. Unfortunately Marshal Marmont's corps arrived late and the Prussians launched a night attack upon the tired soldiers, routing them. The next day Blucher attacked and the French held their own before Napoleon decided to withdraw at the end of the day.
- Chandler, David G. Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1979.
- Smith, Digby. The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill Books: 1998.
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