Napoleon commits the Imperial Garde to retake Weimar and force the Russians back across the river Saale.
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In a close fought battle the 4th Russian corps held Weimar right to the end. The garde cavalry were beaten by the Russian cuirassiers, and three of the four garde infantry brigades were shaken.
As night fell the sole garde infantry brigade finally pushed the Russians out of Weimar. A relieved Napoleon had halted the Russian advance and regained control of the west bank of the river Saale.
15 June 1813
Russians cross the river Saale
French withdraw to Jena and Russians occupy Gera.
Napoleon is one days march from Weimar
Further north the Russians cross the river Saale at Naumberg and occupy Weimar.