The French Campaign, 1870-1871; Military Description

The French Campaign, 1870-1871; Military Description

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ..."now gave the order to retire. This entailed the retreat of Montaudon's Division also. Noisseville began to burn in several places. The bombardment had been continued for almost two hours, and at 11 o'clock a. m. the capture of the village was effected. Senden's Landwehr Division and Memerty's Brigade moved into Noisseville, amid inconsiderable fighting with the gradually departing troops of the French 3rd Corps, who had held out so brilliantly for seven hours. Thus the chief fight came to an end. But there had also been hard fighting opposite Failly and Servigny, and, in a south-easterly direction, a demonstration had been undertaken from Metz against Mercy-le-Haut, which engaged the German VII. Army Corps. These fights began at about 8 o'clock in the morning, and took the following course: The 4th Corps maintained its position for a long time, in front of Poix and Servigny; Lorencez's Division had replaced Cisscy'a Division in the first line, but was unable to gain any ground, and retired. General Tixier had begun the attack upon Failly, with the 6th Corps, when he pereeived the immobility of the 4th Corps and afterwards its retreat, drawing with it the whole of Caurobert's Corps. At 11 o'clock a. m. the general retreat was commanded. The Germans had gained the victory here, with Kummer's Division, and Below s Brigade. The Hessian Division, and the Artillery Corps of the IX. Army Corps still remained in reserve. Upon the extreme left flank, masses of French had advanced against Merey-lo-Hant, to whom the castle had to be yielded. Towards 11 o'clock, it was re-taken, but again had to be evacuated at 12 o'clock. Soon after, the influence of the fight in the centre, and upon the right wing, began to take effect; the French retired here also, ...
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