The Battle of Sehested was fought between Danish and Swedish (with Prussian-Russian battalions) troops at Sehested (in Holstein) on 10 December 1813 during the War of the Sixth Coalition.
The Danish Auxiliary Corps, which fought on the side of the French, was pushed back by the Swedish, Prussian and Russian alliance under Major General Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn in early December 1813, but the Danes, commanded by Prince Frederik of Hesse, managed to secure their retreat by the victory in the Battle of Sehested.
However, the battle could not change the course of the war, which ended in Denmark’s defeat in 1814.
The Danish casualties were 550 men. The allies lost more than from 1200–2000.
- Smith, Digby. "The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Databook". Greenhill Books, 1998
Map of the battle as of 11:00 AM, from napoleon-series.org
Coordinates: 54°22′00″N 9°49′00″E / 54.3667°N 9.8167°E