Napoleon Series Archive 2009

General Ruty

G’Day De Graves,

For the most part you are quite right about Général Ruty. But at Waterloo Général Ruty was instrumental in the destruction of two batteries in the massed battery commanded by the Commandant Provisiorement Général Dessales

Général Ruty who was the Commandant en chef l'artillerie informed the Commandant Provisiorement Général Dessales to do a reconnaissance of the next ridge. Although the massed battery was already positioned on line. Général Ruty felt that the massed battery would have a better firing position on the next ridge.

Though Général Dessales attempted to question this foolery, Général Dessales left to do a reconnaissance of the next ridge. The Chef de Bataillon Bobillier commander of the left division of the massed battery, started the movement of his division with out any precaution, or orders from Général Dessale, but orders from Général Ruty. Consequently giving the Allied cavalry a lull in which to prepare for their charge...

Best Regards,
Art

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Sénarmont at Friedland: New Doctrine?
changing the universal sentiment ...
Changing the universal sentiment: did it? How?
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Senarmont and change *LINK*
The Camp At Boulogne.