History of the Campaigns of Count Alexander Suworow Rymnikski, Field-marshal-general in the Service of His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of All the Russias: With a Preliminary Sketch of His Private Life and Character, Volume 2

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J. Wright, 1799 - 381 pages
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Page 300 - The infantry drove the enemy to the banks of the Vistula, penetrated into the suburb itself, pursued them from street to street, as far as the bridge, cut off their retreat over it, killed two thousand men upon the spot, and made two thousand prisoners, among whom were several officers and two Generals. About one thousand men, who attempted to save themselves by swimming, perished in the Vistula...
Page 8 - Q a campaign,' and is designed ' to elucidate and render familiar the various objects of the military profession, by exhibiting detached plans, which comprehend both the position of an army with respect to its enemy: — the nature of the ground upon which it is to act — the methods in which manoeuvres, marches, and attacks are to be prepared and executed, and to give certain precepts of this difficult science, the rules of which, as well as their applications, are almost innumerable.
Page 310 - General, who had caused the approaches to the bridge to be defended from the beginning of the assault, caused it to be burnt on the side towards the Russians, to prevent Warsaw from being exposed either to massacre or pillage. After some time, he caused the cannonade to be slackened. At length, the fire of the artillery wholly ceased, and, at nine in the morning, that is, after four hours lighting, the assault was finally terminated.
Page 309 - The mournful sound of tlie tocsin inert**1' the noise of the artillery, and the consternation was universal amidst all classes of the inhabitants. ' A bomb fell into the hall of the revolutionary council, while the members were assembled, and, in bursting, killed the secretary, who was reading a paper to the members. ' About a thousand persons of both sexes took refuge, together with their most valuable property, in and before the house of the English Minister, in hopes of being spared when the Russians...
Page 337 - The field-marshal took them, pressed them to his lips, and then holding them up towards heaven, he said : " Almighty God, I render thee thanks that I have not been compelled to purchase the keys of this place as dear as " turning his face towards the burning relicks of Praga, his voice failed him, and his cheeks were bedewed with tears.
Page 162 - He fcaled the walls ; and, afttr a bloody afl^ult, of which hiftory affords no parallel, the viftory of the Ruffians was complete, and they were abfolute matters of the place by four o'clock PM on the loth of December.
Page 365 - ... full power to take, from the date of the present instrument, and to enjoy in perpetuity, from our Imperial possessions in Lithuania, constituting a part of the ci-devant royal district of Brzescia, the district of Robrin, with all the burghs, manor-houses and villages dependent thereon...
Page 8 - To Field Marshal His Royal Highness the Duke of York, Commander in Chief, &c. &c. &c. " The Memorial of Captain Moris Ximenes, Commandant of the Wargrave Rangers, on behalf of his .Brother, Captain David Ximenes, of the 29th regiment of...
Page 307 - The most dreadful of these scenei " was the massacre of some thousand men, arrested in their flight on the banks of the Vistula. The Russians took three thousand four hundred prisoners, and the remainder were killed with the sword and bayonet, or drowned in the river before the eyes of the inhabitants of Warsaw, who, from the opposite bank, vainly stretched forth their hands to assist them. • : * So great a...
Page 299 - After h lying described the preparatory movements of the assaulting army, the writer thus proceeds: ' The Russian troops who were ready to put themselves in motion in the order here described, were waiting for the signal in the profuundcst silence.

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