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Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Armée

Combat of Czarnowo

Combat at Night of Czarnowo.

The division of Morand passed at once to seize the entrenchments of the enemy close to the village to Czarnowo.  Brigadier general Marulaz supported it with his light cavalry.  The division of dragons of the General Beaumont passed immediately afterwards.  The cannonade began in Czarnowo.  The marshal Davoust passed general Petit with 12th. line to remove the fear to them from the bridge.  The night came, with they’re having to complete all the operations by moonlight, and at 2 o'clock in the morning, the object that the Emperor proposed was fulfilled.  All the batteries of the village of Czarnowo were removed;  those of the bridge were taken;  15,000 men who defended them were put to rout in spite of their sharp resistance.  Some prisoners and six pieces of canon remained in our possession.  Several enemy Generals were wounded.  On our side, brigadier general Boussard was slightly wounded.  We had few deaths, but nearly two hundred wounded.  At the same time, on the other end of the line of operations, marshal Ney collapsed the remainders of the Prussian army and threw them into the wood of Lauterburg with their suffering a notable loss.  Marshal Bessières had a brilliant cavalry affaire, encircled three hussards squadrons that they made prisoners, and carrying away several pieces of canon.

Map of Czarnowo

 

 

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