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Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Armée

Combat at Deppen

During this time, the marshal Ney himself cannonaded and was in the grips of the enemy corps which was struck.  The enemy wanted at one moment to try to force the passage, but it found death in the milieu of our bayonets.  Crushed from the charging step and put in a complete rout, it gave up its guns, flags and baggage.  Other divisions of this corps seeing the fate of their advanced-guard beat a retreat.  At the night, we had already taken several thousand prisoners, and taken 16 pieces of cannon.

Meanwhile, by these movements, most of the communications of the Russian army was cut.  Its depots at Gunstadt and Liebstadt and part of its magazine at Alle had been taken up by our light cavalry. 

Our loss was not very considerable in all these small combat; it is amounted to 80 or 100 died, and to 3 or 400 wounded.  The general Gardanne, aide-de-camp of the Emperor and governor of the pages, had a strong contusion to the chest.  The colonel of the 4th. regiment of dragons was seriously wounded.  The brigadier general, Latour-Maubourg, was wounded by a ball in the arm.  The adjudant-commander, Lauberdière, in command of the detail of the hussards, was wounded in a charge.  The colonel of the 4th. regiment of line was wounded. 

 

 

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