Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Dresden, Battle of

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Collier's New Encyclopedia
Dresden, Battle of
Edition of 1921; disclaimer.

DRESDEN, BATTLE OF, a battle fought in 1813 between the French under Napoleon and the allies under Schwarzenberg. Napoleon had come to the relief of the city, which was occupied by the French. The allies assaulted and bombarded the city, and soon after a great pitched battle was fought (Aug. 27), in which the allies were defeated.