Battle of Gitschin

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Battle of Jicin
Part of Austro-Prussian War
Battle of Gitschin 1866.jpg
Battle of Gitschin. Illustration by Hugo Schüllinger (1896)
Date 29 June 1866
Location Jičín, Bohemia
Result Prussian victory
Belligerents
Kingdom of Prussia Prussia Austrian Empire Austria
Saxony Saxony
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of PrussiaMoltke Austrian Empire Eduard Clam-Gallas Saxony prince Albert of Saxony
Strength
??? ???
Casualties and losses
About 780 dead of all causes, excluding several missing or captured More than 5,000 casualties

The Battle of Gitschin or Jičín (German: Schlacht bei Gitschin) was a battle of the Austro-Prussian War on 29 June 1866, ending with a Prussian victory over the Austrian forces. There is a memorial there today at Jičín in the Czech Republic.

Literature[edit]

  • Gordon Craig: The Battle of Königgrätz: Prussia’s Victory over Austria, 1866, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
  • Theodor Fontane: Der Feldzug in Böhmen und Mähren 1866, Königl. Geheime Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei R.v.Decker Berlin, 1871
  • Heinz Helmert; Hans-Jürgen Usczeck: Preußischdeutsche Kriege von 1864 bis 1871 - Militärischer Verlauf, 6. überarbeitete Auflage, Militärverlag der deutschen demokratischen Republik, Berlin 1988, ISBN 3-327-00222-3
  • Wilhelm Rüstow: Der Krieg von 1866 in Deutschland und Italien. Zürich 1866 bei Schultheß
  • Alan Sapherson: The Seven Weeks War 1866, Raider Books, Leeds, UK, 1989, ISBN 1-870445-49-X
  • Geoffrey Wawro: The Austro-Prussian War: Austria’s War with Prussia and Italy in 1866, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1997