1813 and the lead up to the Battle of Leipzig

After a mad-cap dash in sledges and post-chases, Napoleon finally reached Paris and began preparing to meet the Russian threat. The news of the defeat in Russia was beginning to filter throughout Europe, and erstwhile French allies were beginning to consider their interest. The battle may have been lost, but the war was definitely not over.

The Battle of Leipzig, Alexander Ivanovich Sauerweid © National Museum of Tsarskoye Selo, Russia