24 July 1813
On the same day that the battle of Helmstedt was fought, there was an encounter battle on days march to the south between XIII French corps and 3rd Prussian corps.
The battle starts at 1200 24 July 1813.Table at 1200 24 July 1813
Marienborn is in the middle of the table at the cross roads
The road from left to right is from Wolfenbuttel to Seehausen
The road top to bottom is from Helmstedt to Halberstadt
The French cavalry are deployed west of Marienborn.
The remainder of XIII corps will enter from the left on move one
The Prussians cavalry are deployed east of Marienborn
The remainder of 3rd corps will enter from the right on move one
Poniatowski has orders to move to Marienborn. His orders for the day state that the corps will engage equal or inferior forces and will hold against superior forces. His lancer brigade are marching in advance of the corps and as they approach Marienborn they spot Prussian hussars approaching the town on the Seehausen road
General Poniatowski (Average)
7 Infantry Division
1 Infantry Brigade CB FB SB
2 Infantry Brigade CB FB SB
8 Infantry Division
3 Infantry Brigade CB FB SB
4 Infantry Brigade CC FC SC
13 Lancer Brigade CB Light Cavalry
13 Corps Artillery CB 9 pounder
Bulow has orders to move to Marienborn and to drive back any enemy encountered.
He has instructed his corps to march to Marienborn and attack if occupied by the enemy.
At midday his hussar brigade approach the town and sight enemy cavalry approaching from the west.
General Bulow (Average)
5 Infantry Division
9 Infantry Brigade CA FB SB
10 Infantry Brigade CB FB SB
6 Infantry Division
11 Infantry Brigade CB FB SB
12 Landwehr Brigade CC FC SC
3 Hussar Brigade CB Light Cavalry
3 Corps Artillery CB 9 pounder
This is the second battle of the Hanover Campaign.
Marienborn is the objective of both the French and the Prussians
Both corps enter the table on move orders
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