Friday, February 10, 2012

Battle of Champaubert

‘…Buonaparte fell upon the  central division of Alsufieff, at Champaubert, surrounded, defeated, and totally dispersed them, taking their artillery, and 2,000 prisoners, while the remainder of the division fled into the woods, and attempted to escape individually.  The whole force of the emperor was now interposed between the advanced guard under Sacken, and the main body under Blucher…’

The Battle  of Champaubert was fought on February 10, 1814.  Napoleon’s forces held the day in this encounter with Russian and Prussian forces.  The text above comes from Walter Scott’s “Life of Napoleon Buonaparte”.

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