Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Arm�e

Combat at Hoff

Arriving at Glodau, the grand-duke of Berg met with the enemy rear-guard, and charged it between Glodau and Hoff.� The enemy deployed several lines of cavalry that appeared to support this rear-guard, made up of twelve battalions, in front of the heights of Landsberg.� The grand-duke of Berg made his dispositions.� After various attacks on the right-hand flank and the left of the enemy, supported on a knoll and a wood, the dragons and the cuirassiers of the division of the General d'Hautpoult made a brilliant charge, crushed and turned to pieces two regiments of Russian infantry.� The colonels, the flags, the guns and the majority of the officers and soldiers were taken.� The enemy army made a move to support its rear-guard.� The marshal Augereau took up a position on the left, and the village of Hoff was occupied.� The enemy felt the importance of this position, and marched ten battalions to take it again.� The grand-duke of Berg carried out a second charge by the cuirassiers, which took them in flank and hacked them up.� These operations are a beautiful feat of arms and bestowed the greatest honor upon these intrepid cuirassiers.� This day deserves a particular relation; part of the two armies spent the night of the 6th to the 7th in each other's presence.� The enemy slipped away during the night.




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