Excerpt from History of Europe, Vol. 11: From the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV
Blucher and York. Such was the vig our cf the pursuit, that ground was rapidly lost by the French in every direction. Ney fell b... ack on the night of the 17th from Liegnitz to Haynau; next day the Katzbach was passed at all points; on the 18th, Blucher estab lished his headquarters at Goldberg, while Sacken occupied Liegnitz. Still the Allies pressed on: Langeron on the left passed the Bober at Zobten, after routing a detachment which cc cupied that point; in the centre, Blucher, with his brave Prussians, obliged Lauriston also to recross it; while Ney, in like manner, was com polled to evacuate Buntzlan, and fall back across the same stream. Thus, at all points, the French force in Si lesia was giving way before the enemy; and it was of sinister augury that the gallant generals at its head did not feel themselves strong enough to with stand his advance for it was an army which Napoleon estimated at a hundred thousand men, which was thus receding without striking a blcwxi'
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