All his cavalry being routed, Vercingetorix led back his troops in
the same order as he had arranged them before the camp, and immediately began to
march to Alesia , which is a town of the Mandubii, and ordered
the baggage to be speedily brought forth from the camp, and follow him closely.
Caesar, having conveyed his baggage to the nearest
hill, and having left two legions to guard it, pursued as far as the time of day
would permit, and after slaying about three thousand of the rear of the enemy,
encamped at Alesia on the next day. On reconnoitering the situation of the
city, finding that the enemy were panic-stricken, because the cavalry in which
they placed their chief reliance, were beaten, he encouraged his men to endure
the toil, and began to draw a line of circumvallation round Alesia .