Excerpt from The Vision, or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, Vol. 1
In the twenty-fourth ear of his age, he was sent at the memorable att e of Campaldino, where he served in the foremost troop of cavalry, and was exposed to imminent danger. Lecnardo Aretilo refers to a letter o... f Dante, in which he described the order of that battle, and mentioned his having been engaged in it. The cavalry of the Aretini at the first onset gained so great an advantage over the Florentine horse, as to compel them to retreat to their body of infantry. This circummnce in the event proved highly fortunate to the Plorentines. For their own cavalry being thus joined to their foot. While that of their enemies was led by the pursuit to a considerable distance from theirs, they were by these means enabled to defeat with ease their sepa rate forces. In this battle, the Uberti, Lamberti. And Abati, with all the other ex-citizens of Florence who adhered to the Ghibelline interest, were with the Aretinig while those inhabitants of Arezzo, who, owing to their attachment to the Guelph party, had been banished from their own city, were ranged on the side of the Plorentines. In the following year, Dante took part in another engagement between hi countrytmen and the citizens of Pisa, them whom they took the castle of Caprona, situated not far from that city.
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