Campaign in Germany and France. Vol. 1

from the expiration of the armistice, signed and ratified June 4, 1813, the period of the abdication of the throne of France by Napoleon Buonoparte. In two volumes.
Autor: John Philippart (1784-1875), Erscheinungsjahr: 1814
  2. Comparative view of the Land Forces of the different States engaged in the War.
    1. Campaign of 1813.
  3. Termination of the Armistice.
  4. Manifesto of the Emperor of Austria.Treaty of Amity, &c. between Austria and Russia, concluded at Toeplitz the 9th of September, Aug.28, 1813.
  5. Comparative Statement of the physical, economical, and moral forces of Buonaparte in theyears 1812 and 1813.
  6. Returns of the French army on its return from the Campaign in Russia.
  7. Positions of the Allied and French forces at the termination of the Armistice.
  8. Character of Prince Schwartzenberg, &c.
  9. Expectations of Buonaparte on the renewal of Hostilities.
  10. Russian Proclamation.
  11. Plan of the Allies on the denunciation of the Armistice.
  12. Operations of the Army of Silecia.
  13. Advance of Greneral Blucher to the Bober.
  14. Affair at Lowenberg.
  15. Operations of the Army of the North of Germany.
  16. The Prince Royal’s Address to his Army.
  17. Affair at Trebben.
  18. Battle of Gross Beren.
  19. Prince Schwartzenberg’s Order of the 17 August.
  20. Operations of the Austro-Russian Army.
  21. Affair between Count Witgenstein’s corps and the enemy at Bergishabel.
  22. Repulse of the enemy from their positions on the Frontiers of Bohemia.
  23. Defeat of General St. Cyr.
  24. Encampment of the Allies on the heights above Dresden.
  25. Statement of the distribution of the different corps of the French Army; their respective strength, and the names of the Generals by whom they were commanded, on the eve of the attack of the Allies upon Dresden.
  26. Attack upon Dresden.
  27. General Moreau wounded; his character, death, &c.
  28. Affair at Pirna.
  29. The Duke of Bassano’s relation of the above events.
  30. Defeat of General Vandamme before Kulm.
  31. Letters written by French Officers on the Action at Kulm.
  32. Bulletin of the Operations of the Allied Army under Prince Schwartzenberg.
  33. Supplementary Report.
  34. General Orders of General Blucher.
  35. Letter from an Officer, high on the Staff of the Army of Silesia.
  36. Operations of the Prince Royal of Sweden in the North of Germany.
  37. Battle of Dennevitz.
  38. Siege of Dantzig.
  39. Capitdation of ditto.
  40. Letters written by French Officers on the state of Affairs at Dresden.
  41. Movements of the French and Allied forces.
  42. Military Report of the Army of Silesia.
  43. Operations on the Lower Elbe.
  44. Affairs on the Stecknitz.
  45. Ditto at Vellahn.
  46. Defeat of General Pecheux.
  47. Designs of Buonaparte.
  48. Attack of Count Witgenstein’s corps on the 8th of September.
  49. Evacuation of Dohna.
  50. Operations around Toeplitz.
  51. Affair at Gotliebe.
  52. Ditto at Nollendorff.
  53. Ditto at Nollendorff.
  54. Distresses of the French Army.
  55. Austrian Military Report.
  56. Determination of the Allies to cross the Elbe.
  57. Russian Bulletin.
  58. Operations of the 17th September.
  59. Operations of the Prince Royal of Sweden.
  60. Letter from the Prince Royal of Sweden to Buonaparte.
  61. Siege of Wittenberg.
  62. Expedition of General Tchernicheff.
  63. Flight of Jerome Buonaparte from Cassel.
  64. Conjoint movements of Marshal Blucher and the Prince Royal of Sweden.
  65. Defection of Bavaria and Declaration of the King.
  66. Manoeuvre of Buonaparte from Dresden.
  67. Bold and decisive movements of the Armies of Silesia and the North of Germany.
  68. Departure of Buonaparte from Dresden.
  69. The Blockade of Wittenberg raised.
  70. The Blockade of Wittenberg raised.
  71. Retrograde movements of Buonaparte.
  72. Battle of Mockern.
  73. Battle of Wachau.
  74. Examination of the Conduct of Buonaparte on the 17th of October.
  75. Plan of the Allies for the Battles of Leipzig.
  76. Battles of Leipzig.
  77. Flight of Buonaparte from Leipzig.
  78. Death, Chracter, &c. of Prince Poniatowsky.
  79. Honours conferred on Prince Schwartzenberg.
  80. Marshal Blucher, and Sir Charles Stewart.
  81. Capitulation of Dresden.
  82. Dispositions made by the Allies on the 20th of October.
  83. Change of Operations in the Army of the Prince Royal of Sweden, causes, &c.
  84. Capture of Wurtzburg by the Bavarian Army.
  85. Operations of the Silesian Army daring the Retreat of the enemy from Leipzig.
  86. Battle of Hanau.
  87. Passage of the Rhine by the French Army, and departure of Buonaparte for Paris.
  88. Official Reports of the Battle of Hanau.
  89. Report of Count Fresnel, Nov. 1813.
  90. March of the Allies through Switzerland.
  91. Operations of the Prince Royal of Sweden against the Danes, and the carps of Marshal Davoust.
  92. Defeat of the French cavalry at Wandsbeck.
  93. Retreat of Princ Frederick of Hesse upon the Eyder.
  94. Evacuation of Lubeck.
  95. Defeat of the Danes on the Danes on the 7th Sept.
  96. Armistice with the Danes.
  97. Renewal of Hostilities with Ditto.
  98. Capture of the whole Duchy of Schleswick.
  99. Capture of Holsein.
  100. Treaty between Denmark, Sweden, and Great Britain.
  101. Bulletin of the Prince Royal of Sweden.
  102. Proceedings of the King of Denmark.
  103. Oprations of the Armies in Holland.
    1. Passage of the Rhine by the Allies.
    2. Movements of each corps.
    3. Prince of Wirtemberg’s Report of his Expedition against Epinal.
    4. Addresses from Marshal Blucher to the Army of Silesia.
    5. The position of Kayserslautem abandoned by Marshal Marmont.
    6. Cipture of Nancy.
    7. Captare of Toul.
    8. Arrival of the Army of Silesia in the vicinity of the Mame.
    9. Exertions of Buonaparte to animate the French.
    10. Counsellors of State sent to the Military Divisions of France.
    11. Buonaparte’s arrival at Vitry.
    12. Action at St. Dizier on the 27th January.
    13. Attack of Brienne on the 29th January.
    14. Battle of La Rothiere on the 1st February.
    15. Affair at Chaussel.
    16. Bombardment and surrender of Chalons.
    17. Battle of Montmirail.
    18. Retreat of Marshal Marmont to Sauvelliers.
    19. Battle of Chateau Thierry.
    20. Operations of the Prince Royal of Wirtemberg.
    21. Capture of Fontainbleau.
    22. Affair at Montereau.
    23. Ditto at Mery.
    24. Movements of Marshal Blucher’s army.
    25. Demonstration towards Meaux.
    26. Arrival of the French Princes in France.
    27. Investment of Troyes.
    28. Evacuation of ditto by Prince Schwartzenberg, and entry of Buonaparte.
    29. Subsequent decrees of Buonaparte.
    30. Movements of the Prince Royal of Sweden.
    31. Address of Ditto to the French people.
    32. Explanation of the Prince Royal’s reasons for remaining at Liege.
    33. Advance of Prince Schwartzenberg upon Troyes.
    34. Battle of Bar-sur-Aube.
    35. Operations of Prince Schwartzenberg.
    36. Capitulation of Troyes.
    37. Battle of Craone.
    38. Ditto of Laon.
    39. Pursuit of the French to Corbeny.
    40. Buonaparte’s retreat to Soissons.
    41. Operations of Marshal Augereau in the South-Eastern frontier of France.
    42. Pacific overtures of Buonaparte.
    43. Declaration of the Allied Powers on the breaking off of the negociations at Chatillon.
    44. Movements of Prince Schwartzenberg upon Chalons.
    45. Affair at Vitry.
    46. Objects of Buonaparte in moving upon St. Dizier ib.
    47. Junction of the Allied Armies.
    48. Operations of the different corps.
    49. Affairs at Fere Champenoise.
    50. Ditto at La-Ferté-Gaucher.
    51. Approach of the Allied Armies to Paris.

It has been the object of the Author to introduce in the following pages every interesting circumstance, political and military, that has occurred relating to the campaign in Germany and France, from the termination of the armistice of June, 1813, to the conclusion of the war. This work, therefore, forms a perfect continuation to the Author’s History of the Northern Campaigns of 1812 and 1813. In that undertaking, bis object was the same as what he professes to have had in view whilst writing the present work; and as the reception the former received from the Public induces the Author to conclude his object was attained, he flatters himself, that in the present he has been equally successful, notwithstanding the difficulty of publishing, at this early period, a correct and circumstantial account of the most important events the page of history can record.

In the Appendix to the "Northern Campaigns,’’ the Author has given translations of the whole of the bulletins issued by Napoleon Buonaparte, from the period of his invading Russia to the armistice. In the present work, the bulletins are continued from the latter event to the abdication of the thrones of France and Italy by Buonaparte. These French narratives of the war, notwithstanding the exaggerated statements they frequently contain, are documents that will always be regarded as important, and read with interest: they record the successes, the defeats, and the overthrow of the most ambitious soldier; they will shew to future ages the policy and the military talents of one who raised himself to the highest pinnacle of earthly power, and they may, at the same time, be regarded as practical lessons of modem warfare.