Sunday, September 19, 2010

French cross river Saale

19 June 1813

3rd Russian corps at Neustadt forced to retreat to Greiz as 2nd and 3rd French corps march on Neustadt.

Kutuzov arrives at Gera and orders his four corps to abandon the Leipzig road and concentrate on the Dresden road.

18 June 1813

Napoleon shifts his army south to outflank the Russian line along the east bank of the river Saale.

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