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Histoire de la Campagne de Russie

Histoire de la Campagne de Russie

Histoire de la Campagne de Russie

Greg Gorsuch continues to translate documents for the website with Histoire de la Campagne de Russie by

Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire. This work examines the history of Russia leading to the campaign of 1812.

Note from Greg Gorsuch: As the French approach the Berezina I am finding Alexander Mikaberidze’s book “The Battle of the Berezina” very useful…especially the maps.  Sadly as I have found throughout Saint-Hilaire the names given/used of places by the French of 1849 (or quoted from 1812) are hard to reconcile with maps of later periods.  Jomini’s maps are closer to Saint-Hilaire’s names.  Elting’s maps are closer to current maps.  However, since Belarus became and independent nation, they have come up with their own names for a lot of places.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 1

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 2

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 3

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 4

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 5

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 6

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 7

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 8

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 9

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 10

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 11

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 12

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 13

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 14

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 15

History of the Russian Campaign Part 16 Appendix Part 1

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 16

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 17 Chapter II

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 17 Chapter III

History of the Campaign in Russia Part 18 Chapter IV

History of the Campaign in Russia Part 18 Chapter V

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 19 Chapter VI

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 20 Appendix to the Second Part

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 22 – Prussian Corps

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 23 – Second Army Corps

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 24 – Third Amy Corps

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 25 OOB Second Corps Reserve Cavalry; Fourth Army Corps; Fifth Army Corps

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 26  OOB Sixth Army Corps; Eighth Army Corps; Ninth Army Corps

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 29 Grand Park of the artillery and engineers; Troops in fortified towns; Army Corps of Reserve

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 30 Numerical force of the different Corps from which the Grand Army was formed, and the garrisons of the fortified towns.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 31 Numerical force of the two first Russian Armies opposing the Grande Armée.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 32 Last mission entrusted to the Count of Lauriston (nice image of Italian troops).

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 33 Napoleon at Vilna; Confederation of Poland; from 21 June to 16 July 1812.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 34a Crossing of the Niemen

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 34b The following military operations and the new provisions of the Emperor Alexander

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 35a Napoleon at Vilna

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 35b End of Napoleon’s stay in Vilna

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 36 Military correspondence of the Cabinet of the Emperor, Bulletins of the Grande Armée

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 37 Napoleon’s stay at Vitebsk; Secondary operations of the Army Corps of the Prince of Schwarzenberg, and Marshals Oudinot and MacDonald, 17 July to 12 August 1812.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 38 Secondary military operations of the Army Corps of Marshals Davout, Oudinot, MacDonald and the Prince of Schwarzenberg

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 39 The Emperor Alexander at Moscow; Appendix to the Fourth Part; Bulletins of the Grande Armée, Proclamations of the Emperor of Russia

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 40 Napoleon at Smolensk; March on Moscow; The Great Battle; from 13 August to 14 September 1812

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 41 Napoleon stops at Smolensk; Retreat of Russian Armies; Battle of Polotsk.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 42a Interview with Emperor Alexander and the Crown Prince of Sweden, Bernadotte, at Abo.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 42b March of Napoleon on Moscow.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 43 What happened at the Russian camp.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 44 Battle of the Moskowa.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 45 Aftermath of the Battle of the Moskowa. Nice image of Prussian Royal Guard.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 46 What happened in Moscow. Setting fire to the city.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 47 Bulletins of the Grand Army; fights of Polotsk and Valutino; nice image of Prussia troops.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 48 Appendix: General, senior and other officers killed during 5 September 1812.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 49 Napoleon established in the Kremlin; very good description of Moscow; burning of the city; evacuation of Moscow by the French  Army.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 50 Napoleon at Petrovsky Palace.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 51 Napoleon returned to Moscow; Works of the Emperor; Negotiation attempts. Nice image of Prussian troops.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 52a Movements of the Russian Army around Moscow.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 52b News from the most distant Russian and French Armies.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 53 The French Army evacuates Moscow. Nice image of Prussian troops.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 54 Military correspondence of the Emperor’s cabinet; Instructions from the Emperor Alexander; Treasure found in the Kremlin; Bulletins of the Grande Armée.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 55 Napoleon leaves Moscow; March of Napoleon on Kologa; Destruction of the Kremlin. Nice image of Austrian troops.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 56 Taking of Vereya; Battle of Maloyaroslavets.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 57 Retreat of the Army; Napoleon’s march on Smolensk.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 58 The Army passes the Protva twice; Borodino battlefield.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 59  Relaxation of discipline; Continuation of General Kutuzov’s operations. Nice image of Austrian troops.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 60a Appearances and alarms of Cossacks; Combat of Vyaz’ma.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 60b Incessant attacks by Cossacks; Passage of the Vop.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 61 Fights of Polotsk and Bononia; Disaster of Minsk. Nice image of Austrian cavalry.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 62 Fight of Smoliani; Napoleon abandons Smolensk and heads to Krasno.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 63 Occupation and fire of Dukhovshcina; Heroism of three hundred soldiers.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 64a Second battle of Krasnoi; Retreat on Orsha.

History of the Campaign of Russia Part 64b Recovery of Borisov by Oudinot; Fight of Ousnask.