History of the Expedition to Russia

History of the Expedition to Russia
Undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon in the Year 1812

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History of the Expedition to Russia by comte de Ségur Philippe-Paul

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udinot's corps--State of the former 284

IV. V.--Preparations for crossing the Berezina 289

VI.--Circumstances which led the Russian general, Tchaplitz, into error as to the point where Napoleon was to cross the Berezina, and consequences of that error--Napoleon crosses that river at Studzianka on the 27th November 299

VII.--Capture and destruction of Partouneaux's division 304

VIII.--Attack made by the Russians under Wittgenstein and Platof on the left side, and by Tchitchakof on the right side of the Berezina, and repelled by the French 308

IX.--The burning of the bridge over the Berezina 315

X.--Napoleon's situation during the preceding actions--Passage over the morasses--His manners to his officers 321

XI.--Napoleon's arrival at Malodeczno--Announcement on the 3d of December of his intention to set out for France 325

XII.--Increased severity of the winter--Partial actions of Ney and Maison with the Russians between Pleszezenitzy and Malodeczno--Quarre