A History of the Late War Between Great Britain and France 1793 to 1801

A History of the Late War Between Great Britain and France 1793 to 1801

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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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...Suwarrow, in the mean time, had advanced as far as Pavia, and detached a strong vanguard, under Vukaflbvich, to take possession of Novarra, and other places evacuated by the French; with orders to ascend the Po as far as Turin, and attack Moreau's left wing, in order to divert his attention from his rear. At the fame time, General Hohenzollern marched upon Piacenza, and, ascending the right side of the Po, forced back the vanguard of the French beyond Voghera. In aid of this movement, and and with a view to' seize upon the passages into tb- country of Genoa, -Suwarrow himself took post at Bobbio, on the road between Piacenza and Genoa. General Kray, after having made preparations for opening the trenches before Peschiera, and bombarding the citadel, on the 5th of May, he offered to the garrison a capitulation, by which they were allowed to march out, upon condition of not serving against the allies for six months. The terms were accepted, and the place was given up to the Austrians the next day. They found there ninety cannons and mortars, sixteen gun-boats equipped, and a great quantity of ammunition and provisions. After this General Kray assembled all his forces round Mantua. The garrison made various sallies, but-were always repulsed. On the fame 5th of May, General Latterman began the siege of the Castle of Milan, of which the French kept posiefiirm when they evacuated the town. The fame day General Kaim opened the trenches before Pizzighirone, which surrendered to him after four days. Moreau had taken a strong position between Alessandria and Valenza, where his army lay entrenched, behind two rivers, the Po and the Tanaro. The Russian General kept close upon him. Tortona Was attacked, on the 9th of May, by General Chasteler, who blew up...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561309
  • 9781236561305