The History of the French Revolution

The History of the French Revolution

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...and Monte Chiaro, did not stop for a moment. His troops had marched' without ceasing; he had himself been constantly on horseback; he resolved to make them fight the very next morning. He had before him Bayalitsch at Lonato, and Liptai at Castiglione, presenting between them a front of twenty-five thousand pen. It was requisite t)iat he should attack them before oWunflser returned from Mantua. Saurethad, for the second time abandoned Salo; Bonaparte sent Guyeuxto recover the position, and to keep back Quasdanovich. After these precautions on his left and on his rear, he resolved to march forward to Ionato with Massen a, and to throw;Augereau upon the heights of Castiglione, .which had been abandoned on the!preceding day by General Vale.tte. He broke that general at the, head, of his army, to impress upon all his.lieutenants the: necessity for firmness. Qn-the following day, the 16th (August 3), the whole; army iwaS in motion; Guyeux re-entered Salo, which, rendered any communication between Qtuasdanovich and the Austrian army still more impossible.;.Bonaparte advanced upon Lonato; but his advanced guard was beaten back, some pieces of cannon were taken, and General Pigeon was-made; prisoner. JJayalitsch, proud of this; success, advanced with confidence, .and extended his, wings around the French division. He had two objects in this manoeuvre--in the first place to envelop Bonaparte, and, in the second, to extend himself on his right for the purpose of entering into communication with Quasdanovich, whose cannon he. heard at Salo. Bonaparte, undismayed as regarded his rear, suffered himself to ben.enveloped-with imperturbable coolness. Throwing some tirailleurs on_, his threatened wings, he took the18th and 33d demibrigades of infantry, ranged more

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  • English
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  • 1236656431
  • 9781236656438