Memorial de Sainte-Helene; Journal de La Vie Privee Et Des Conversations de L'Empereur Napoleon a Sainte Helene Volume 3

Memorial de Sainte-Helene; Journal de La Vie Privee Et Des Conversations de L'Empereur Napoleon a Sainte Helene Volume 3

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...vanguard, appeared on the 16th, at daybreak. He came up to the gate of Saint George's at the head of a regiment covered with white cloaks. He knew that this gate was not fortified, but covered only with a simple field entrenchment; and was in hopes of surprising it. Miollis, who commanded there, stationed guards only on the side of the town. He knew that he was covered by a division that was on the Adige, and that the enemywere far off. Hohenzollern's hussars resembled the 1st French hussars. But an old serjeant of the garrison of Saint George's, who was cutting wood 200 yards from the place, noticed this cavalry coming up to the town; he conceived some doubts, which he communicated to one of his comrades. They thought the white cloaks looked too new for those of Berchini's regiment. These brave men, in this uncertainty, ran into Saint George's, calling to arms, and shut the barrier. The cavalry set off at full gallop, but it was too late; they were recognized, and fired upon with grape shot. All the troops were immediately on the ramparts. At noon Provera surrounded the place. The brave Miollis, with 1500 men, defended himself all day. IX. Battle of La Favorite.--In the mean time Provera communicated with Wurmser, by means of a bark, across the lake. On the 17th at dawn, Wurmser came out with the garrison, and took up a position at La Favorite. At one in the morning Napoleon placed the regiments between La Favorite and Saint George's, and prevented the garrison of Mantua from joining Provera. Serrurier attacked the garrison of Mantua, at daybreak, with the troops of the blockade. The General-in-chief attacked Provera. It was at that battle that the 67th gained the name of terrible. Alone it rushed upon the Austrian line with the bayonet, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675002
  • 9781236675002