Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Arm�e

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, Lauberdi�re, 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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