- Battle of Chotusitz
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Chotusitz
War of the Austrian Succession
May 17, 1742
result=Decisive Prussian Victory
combatant1=flagicon|Habsburg Monarchy ["1911 Encyclopedia Britannica", entry National Flags: "The Austrian imperial standard has, on a yellow ground, the black double-headed eagle, on the breast and wings of which are imposed shields bearing the arms of the provinces of the empire . The flag is bordered all round, the border being composed of equal-sided triangles with their apices alternately inwards and outwards, those with their apices pointing inwards being alternately yellow and white, the others alternately scarlet and black ." Also, Whitney Smith, "Flags through the ages and across the world", McGraw-Hill, England, 1975 ISBN 0-07-059093-1, pp.114 - 119, "The imperial banner was a golden yellow cloth...bearing a black eagle...The double-headed eagle was finally established by Sigismund as regent...".] Austria
Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine
Frederick the Great
1,000 prisonersThe Battle of Chotusitz, or Chotusice, was fought on
May 17, 1742between the Austrians under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraineand the Prussians under Frederick the Great. The numbers were about equal but the steadiness of the Prussian infantryeventually wore down the Austrians, and they were forced to retreat, leaving behind them 18 guns and 12,000 prisoners. The killed and wounded numbered about 7,000 on each side and the Austrians made 1,000 prisoners. The Prussian cavalrydelivered several desperate and unsuccessful charges, and were almost destroyed.
*Hardbottle's Dictionary of Battles. 1905.
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