History of the Campaign in France, in the Year 1814.

Autor: A. Mikhailofsky-Danilefsky, Erscheinungsjahr: 1839
  1. Chapter I. - General view of the Campaign.—Position of Affaire on the Opening of the Campaign of 1814.—The designs of the Emperor Alexander.—Condition of the Allies.—The Allied Forces.—State of the French Army.—The Russian Forces.—Conduct and Views of the Emperor Alexander.
  2. Chapter II. - Plan of Military Operations.—Positions of the Allied Army.—Anecdotes of Field Marshal Blücher.—The Allies cross the Rhine.—Blücher occupies Coblentz.—Captures Nancy.—Army of the North.—Engagement at Liege.—Disposition of the French Forces.—First Movements in France.
  3. Chapter III. - The Emperor Alexander enters France.—Instructions of Napoleon to Public Functionaries.—His Majesty’s stay at Langres.—Question of Peace or War.—The Emperor’s Opinion.—Congress of Langres.—Proposed Conditions of Peace.
  4. Chapter IV. - Napoleon arrives at Chalons.—Commencement of Military Operations.—Movements of the Russian Forces.—Critical Position of Blücher.—Affair of Brienne, on 17th January.—Blücher retires.—Preparations to attack Napoleon.—Order of the Allied Army.—Victory of Brienne.—Honours conferred by the Emperor Alexander.
  5. Chapter V. - Page The French retreat.—Troyes abandoned by Napoleon.—Intrigues against Napoleon.—The Emperor Alexander’s stay at Troyes.—Congress of Châtillon.—Discussions of the Conditions of Peace.—The Emperor Alexander’s Opinion opposed by the leading ministers of the Allied Sovereigns.
  6. Chapter VI. - Advances of the Grand Army.—Movements of Blücher.—The Army of Silesia.—Movements of Napoleon.—Affair at Champaubert.—Olsoofief taken prisoner, and defeat of the Russians.—Dialogue between Napoleon and Poltorasky. —Conduct of Blücher.—Affair at Montmirail and Vanchamp.—Taking of Soissons.
  7. Chapter VII. - Line of Operations of the Grand Army.—Causes of Prince Schwarzenberg’s inaction.—The Allies cross the Seine.— Movements of the Grand Army at the time of Blücher’s defeat.—Alexander’s Instructions to Blücher.—Result of Blücher’s defeat.—Incursions of the Russian Partisans into the west of France.—The Ataman of the Cossacks. —Kosciusko.
  8. Chapter VIII. - Position of the Allied Armies.—Count Witgenstein leaves Provins.—Napoleon attacks the Grand Army.—Count Pahlen Retreats.—Affair at Mormont.—Russians sustain much loss at Bray.—Colonel Leblé taken prisoner.—Justification of the conduct of General Witgenstein.—Retreat to Troyes.—Junction with Blücher.—Murat declares War against Napoleon.—Napoleon desires peace with Austria.—Suspension of hostilities proposed.—Retreat to Bar-sur-Aube.—Council of War.
  9. Chapter IX. - Page Blücher crosses the Aube.—Battle at Bar-sur-Aube.—Position of the French and Allied Armies.—Defeat of the French.—Count Witgenstein wounded.—Council of War at Bar-sur-Aube.—Treaty of Chaumont.—Rupture of the Conference at Lusigny.—Advance of the Grand Army.
  10. Chapter X. - Advance of the Army of Silesia to the Mame.—Mannont retreats.—Blücher crosses the Marne at Meaux.—Blücher’s retreat to Soissons.—Capitulation of Soissons.—The Russians cross the Aisne.—Napoleon orders the people to take up arms.—Defence of Soissons.—Success of Count Worontzoff.—Battle of Craonne.—Death of Generals Lanskoy and Ooshakof.—Of Count Stróganoff.—Affair at Laon.
  11. Chapter XI. - Reims taken by St. Priest.—Retaken by the French.—General St. Priest dies of his wounds.—General Emanuel falls back upon Laon.—Concentration of the Grand Army at Arcis.—Battle of Arcis.—Napoleon crosses the Aube.
  12. Chapter XII. - Success of Count Ojaroffsky.—Napoleon marches to St. Dizier. —Blücher attacks Marmont at Bery-au-Bac.—General Chernisheff pursues Marmont to Château Thierry.—Blücher proceeds to Chalons,—Movement of the Allied Army.—Napoleon crosses the Marne.—Vitry refuses to surrender.—Interception of important despatches by the Allies.—Junction of the Allied Armies.—Resolution of the Emperor Alexander to march to Paris.—Close of the Congress at Chatillon.—Public declaration issued by the Allies.
  13. Chapter XIII. - The allies march towards Paris.—Marmont and Mortier repulsed.—Battle at Fère Champenoise.—General Pacthod taken prisoner.—The French repulsed from Ferté Gaucher.—Approach of the Allies to the Marne.
  14. Chapter XIV. - Affair at St. Dizier.—Wintzengerode retreats to Chalons.—Critical Position of Napoleon.—He resolves to march on Paris.—Napoleon and Alexander cross the Marae.—Approach of the Allies to Paris.—The Emperor Alexander’s Directions to the Allied Armies.—Movements of the Allies.—Marie Louise flies from Paris to Tours.—Proclamation of the Allies to the Parisians.
  15. Chapter XV. - The Allied Army reaches the Neighbourhood of Paris.—Marshals Marmont and Mortier defend the City.—The Emperor Alexander’s Interview with a French Prisoner.—Battle of Paris.—Joseph Bonaparte quits Paris.—The French offer to submit.—Montmartre stormed.—Negotiations with the French.—Capitulation of Paris.—Napoleon returns to Fontainebleau.—Caulaincourt sent with full Powers to treat with the Allies.—Evening of the 18th of March.—Order of the Allied Troops on entering Paris.
  16. Chapter XVI. - Alexander’s entrance into Paris, and his stay there.—His Designs throughout the Campaign.—Sacken appointed Governor-General of Paris.—Napoleon deprived of the Throne by a decree of the Senate.—Last movements of the French army.—Napoleon abdicates, and is to retire to Elba.—Expression of Public Opinion towards Alexander.—Results of the Campaign.—Conclusion.
The original Work, from which the present volume has been translated, was published in St. Petersburg during the latter part of the year 1836. The Author, a well-known Russian General, is now a Member of the Imperial Senate.

During the eventful campaign of 1814, he served as Aide-de-camp to the Emperor Alexander, and was constantly at His Majesty’s head-quarters, where he was employed in wielding both the sword and the pen.
Although the Translator has not the pleasure of being personally acquainted with the Author, yet he had ample opportunities of learning, from other distinguished Russian officers, who were high in command during the war in France, their very favourable opinion of the merits of his work, both for its accuracy and impartiality.