Peter Binney; Undergraduate

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byArchibald Marshall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... Altsohl to be menaced, had been suddenly drawn back towards Pesth; and the victors at Windschacht, Hodrics, and Schemnitz believed themselves too feeble for further attacks, nay even expected to be attacked by us. But we had no suspicion whatever of all this; although it by no means seldom happens that mutual fears are entertained on both sides, and often without reason on either part. We should, however, not have been able to protract our stay in the mountain-towns, even had we been informed of these circumstances early enough. For the really irresistible enemy who drove us out of them was hunger; the thaw having made the roads to the southern comitates, whence we had to obtain our provisions, impassable, and thus the transport from thence of corn for a long time was impossible. Directly after my arrival in Schemnitz I received an order from the war-minister Meszaros to begin my march back towards the upper Theiss without delay, and to act against Field-marshal Lieutenant Count Schlick, in concert with the then Colonel Klapka, who, in the stead of the war-minister, had just taken the command of the latter's corps, which had been repeatedly miserably defeated by Count Schlick. I was to attack the Schlick corps from the south-west, while Klapka intended to assail it from the south. The same reasons which had decided me when in Levencz to adopt the side-march to the mountain-towns had in Schemnitz made me resolve not to obey at present the above order of the minister of war: for I could not hesitate to estimate the disadvantages which might arise to the country from this disobedience, only very low in comparison with those which must have been the inevitable consequence of the anticipated destruction of the corps d'armee of the upper...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... Altsohl to be menaced, had been suddenly drawn back towards Pesth; and the victors at Windschacht, Hodrics, an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217974449

ISBN - 13:9780217974448

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