1783-1795

1783-1795

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...stirring either to get forward or backward. Wartensleben, finding his attempt fail, withdrew from the attack, and the unfortunate emigrant engineer was amongst the prisoners. 32. THE Fnancn UNDER Hocnn ARE roman A1.' KAISERLAUTERN. General Hoche had been named to the command of the republican army. The allies were composedly fortifying themselves behind the Mutter for the winter, and the Prussians had taken post behind the Saar. Here the latter were attacked on the 28th of November by 30,000 men under Hoche. Hoche had advanced on the 17th of November from the side of the Saar, and successively drove back the Prussians across the Blies and the Erbach; but although gifted with a great genius for war, he was yet at the threshold of his experience, and knew little or nothing. of his ground, which was most difiicult. Hoche got together some 30,000 men, but it was the 20th before he could get them in motion. The Duke of Brunswick had collected his Saxo-Prussian divisions behind the marshy stream of the Lauter, resting his right on the town of Kaiserlautern and his left at Tripstadt. General Kospoth was at one extreme flank in the mountains at Lautereck, and the Prince of Hohenlohe on the other at Pirmasens, watching the valleys that descended towards the Rhine at Anweiler and N eustadt. l-Ioche moved to the attack in three grand columns on the 28th. His right advanced from Sarrealbe, his left from St. Louis, and his centre through the mountains by Freudenberg. General Ambert with the left attack had reached Reichenbach and determined to attack the Prussian position at Hirselborn, which induced the Duke to bring forward General Kalkreuth with the reserve to the Schlossberg and to make them face with their left on the Lauter. Thus Ambert...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747666
  • 9781236747662