Memorial de Sainte Helene; Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena Volume 10

Memorial de Sainte Helene; Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena Volume 10

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...It had no artillery. The 14th and the 85th who guarded this level had'each a battery. The 14th, who 'occupied the right, repulsed the attacks of the enemy; the 85th was outfronted and broken. 'But the French General hastened to Massena"s 'division, which having marched all night, was taking a little rest, led them against the enemy, and 'in less than half an hour the first Austrian division of the centre was beaten and routed. It Was then half after ten o'cl0ck. The Austrian division of the left, composed of 3000 infantry, 5 or 6000 cavalry, all the wagons, and the heavy baggage of the army, was at the bottom of the valley; and hearing the firing near the level, and perceiving that Joubert, who was a league in advance, had now no force at the chapel of St. Marco, de--tached some battalions of light troops to ascend and occupy it, and to take Joubert in the rear. When these battalions were half way up, the enemy ventured to debouch with twelve-pieces of cannon, two or three battalions of infantry, and 1000 cavalry; This operation was difiicult; it 'was an absolute escalade. Joubert having perceived it, sent three battalions, in double quick time, who reached the-chapel before the enemy, 'and precipitated them to the bottom of the-valley. A battery of fifteen pieces placed on the level-of "Rivoli, showered case-shot on that part of the Column of the left which had begun to debouch. Colonel Leclerc charged by platoons with 300 horse. Lasalle chief of squadron, was at the head of the first platoon, and by his intrepidity de cided the success of the charge. The enemy were overthrown in the ravine; all that had debouched, were taken, infantry, cavalry, and artillery.. At eleven o'clock...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678300X
  • 9781236783004