During the afternoon of 26 July Kleist marched south to support 1st corps who had lost the battle of Steinhorst. At the same time Reynier sent his cavalry to recce Uelzen, and found it empty.
Reynier ordered his corps to move east and take Uelzen.
When Kleist received reports of enemy cavalry he immediately ordered his corps to about turn and return to Uelzen.
Kleist is well aware that if the French occupy Uelzen they will have cut his lines of supply, and he will be trapped between IV and V French corps.
Both corps start the battle with five casualties from the first battle of Uelzen.
2nd Prussian corps start the battle on Attack orders
IV French corps start the battle on Engage orders
The battle will take place in the nine squares outlined in white.
Start positions are as shown
Uelzen is the town on the cross roads on the top right
2 Prussian corps is marching back to the town
French cavalry are to the left of the town, supported by an infantry brigade
The remainder of IV French corps will arrive on the far left
On the march back to Uelzen
Casualties are indicated by the green dice
Their cavalry are at the rear of the corps column