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ng up the stragglers of the First Regiment. I turned, and to my surprise saw the artillery men had gone off, leaving one gun standing by itself. They had retreated with their horses. While we were on the hill I had observed and pointed out to my companion a cloud of dust which rose through the trees on our right front. In my present position that place must have been on the right rear, and it occurred to me that after all there really might be a body of cavalry in that direction, but Murat himself would not have charged these wagons in that deep, well-fenced lane. If the dust came, as I believe it did, from the field artillery, that would be a different matter. Any way, it was now well established that the retreat had really commenced, though I saw but few wounded men, and the regiments which were falling back had not suffered much loss. Exaggerated Statements Add to the terror of the men. No one seemed to know anything for certain. Even the cavalry charge was a ru
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], One hundred and twenty-five Dollars reward. (search)
t 1774, General 1793, Marchal 1809. Massena — Well known; surnamed "Enfant cheri de la victoire; " soldier 1790, General 1793, Marshal 1804, died 1817. Moncey, Marechal de France — Soldier 1773, Lieutenant 1778, General 1794; Marshal 1804. Morean, a lawyer — Major 1792, General 1794, exited conspirator 1804, killed 1813. Mortier, Marechal de France — Captain 1791, General 1793, Marshal 1804. Mouton-Duvernet — Soldier 1787, Captain 1794, Major 1806, General 1811. Murat — Born 1768, sub-Lieutenant 1791, Major 1796, General 1797, Marshal 1804, shot 1816. Nansouty — Born 1768, Lieutenant 1785, Captain 1788, Lieutenant Colonel 1792, General 1800, died 1815. Napoleon, military school — Somewhat known as a General. Narbonne (Count of)--Born 1766, Colonel 1789, General 1791, died 1831. Ney — Born at Sarre-Louis, France, 10th January, 1769; enlisted very young as a hussar, and rose successively through the various grades, until he wa
es of his exalted station. For a time we had lost sight of him, and though we remembered his zeal and admired the earnest fervor with which he devoted himself to his particular calling, we did not know but that the location of his Circuit and the peculiar church relations which he sustained, might have led him at least to neutrality, if not active sympathy, with the Federal Government. Stepping into the hall of the Exchange Hotel a few evenings we met this same minister, clad in the co home- spun of the Confederate soldier, with pistol bolted around him, with as truly martial air as was ever assumed by Murat or Sou in the palmiest days of the Napoleonic empire. Upon inquiry we learned that the occupied the honorable positions of chaplain to the first regiment Virginia cavalry, and aid to Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. This minister was the Rev. John Longstreet, of the old Baltimore Conference. Another prominent minister of that body--Rev. Dabney Ball--is commissary is the same brigade.
tion soon spread to Madrid, and the old King became so much alarmed that he abdicated in favor of his son Ferdinand. Murat commanded the French forces in Spain. He no sooner heard of these transactions than he marched rapidly upon Madid. His was, therefore, a necessity. Unable to bend Ferdinand to his purpose, Napoleon determined to bring Charles to Bayonne. Murat, after some trouble, induced the old King to go, accompanied by his consort and Godoy, (the Prince of the Peace, as he wawhich was increased to such a degree by the departure of the royal family, that, on the 2d of May, a furious mob attacked Murat's soldiers, and were with difficulty dispersed, after the slaughter of many hundred of them. The miserable Junta of Madrid, instead of being encouraged by the spirit which the citizens had exhibited, made haste to make their peace with Murat, by making him President of their body, and putting all power in his hands.--The Supreme Council of the Inquisition, the most p
Capture of a Distinguished Prisoner. --The Warrenton (Va) correspondent of the New York Herald, says: Among the prisoners captured at Orange Court-House on Saturday last was a Captain from this town, named A. Murat Willis, who, from his family connections, appears to be quite an important personage. Besides being immensely rich, he boasts (or his friends boast for him) that his oldest sister married the son of Marshal Murat, and is now a Princess by virtues of a decree of the present Napoleon, though still living in Florida; and another sister is the wife of Commodore Dallas, formerly of the United States Navy. Capt. Willis was an Aid de-Camp to Gen, Early at the battle of Bull Run, and received special mention in that officer's official report for gallantry and bravery. Afterwards he raised a company of cavalry and joined Ashby's famous regiment, and became one of the most dreaded scouts in this section of rebeldom.
little Napoleon. We did not think, moreover, even though the smaller of the Napoleons were imbued with all the genius of the greater, his army was quite equal to that which captured Ulm, and which Thiers tells us was the finest the Emperor ever commanded. We could not be made to believe that Sickles was as daring a leader as Ney. McCall as thorough a soldier as Davoust, Reynolds as skillful a tactician as Soult, Heintzelman as great a strategist as Lannes, or Cooke such "a bold dragoon" as Murat.--All these the great Napoleon had with him at Ulm, each of them a tool in the hand of the master- workman, exactly adapted to execute the especial piece of work to which he might assign it. With less than all of them — not withstanding the high qualities of his almost unrivalled army — we did not believe he could have captured Ulm, and as the little Napoleon had them not, and as, moreover, Richmond was harder to take than Ulm, we did not conceive that he would take Richmond, especially as w
vate soldier of the Confederate army. And when we turn to our armies, truly these victories are the victories of the privates. God for bid that I should take one atom of honor or of praise from those who led our hosts upon those days of glory — from the accomplished and skillful Lee, the admirable Crichton, of our armies — from the God-fearing and indomitable Jackson, upon whose prayer-bedewed banner victory seems to wait — from the intrepid Stuart, whose cavalry charges imitate those of Murat — from that great hests of Generals who swarm around our country's flag as Napoleon's Marshals did around the Imperial Eagle; but, nevertheless, our victories are the victories of the privates. It is the enthusiastic dash of their onsets, the fearless bravery with which they rush even to the cannon's mouth, the utter recklessness of life, if so be that its sacrifice may only lead to victory, the heartfelt impression that the cause is the cause of every man, and that success is a necessity.
e was made, on the right of the allied line, upon the retreating forces of Bagration, the hills terminate in low grounds. On the left of the allied line the Holdback, after soaking its way through the country for some distance, terminates in some ponds — a proof that the country is low or flat. Such is the nature of the country also on the banks of the Seals, where the battle of Jena was fought. It rises into bluffs at the river, and spreads back in a plateau. It was on this plateau that Murat made his famous charge. So it is at Waterloo; the country is almost a dead level, or undulates so slightly as not to disturb a regiment of cavalry in the most headlong charge. It is also perfectly open, there being no woods which an American would think worthy of the name anywhere in the neighborhood, except the Forest of Solquies, which on the day of the battle was in the rear of the English position. All these things are to be considered in looking for examples to justify an increas
ays a heavy body of horse, and a powerful force of artillery, kept under the hand of the Emperor, the former commanded by Murat. This he used to precipitate upon the enemy when his line wavered, and it was generally overwhelming. At the battle of ight wing, commanded by Bagration, and when that officer was slowly and steadily retiring before Lannes, Napoleon ordered Murat to charge him in flank with four thousand of d'hautpone's curassiers. The effect was instantaneous and decisive. At Jena, when the Prussian were retreating in something like order, he let loose Murat upon them with 12,000 cavalry and the retreat instantly became a flight. If Gen. Lee had such a body of cavalry always by him, under the command of Gen. Stuart, he migas forced to fight, and having discovered that it could fight, and conquer too, it never afterwards showed any timidity. Murat was then rising, and he soon established his reputation, and that of his command. The Enquirer mentions another very
is the very question in dispute, and we cannot permit the Sentinel to beg it. We deny that they are, and the Sentinel has, as yet, said nothing to shake our incredulity.--It told us the other day about the prices fixed for provisions at Naples by Murat, and the assize of bread in certain British towns. It did not say, however, that the currency was in a state of constant depreciation in Naples when Murat adopted this measure, or that it is in a state of depreciation new in Great Britain. It Murat adopted this measure, or that it is in a state of depreciation new in Great Britain. It the very of the action, as the lawyers say; for it is this very continual, progressive depreciation that renders a maximum peculiarly unjust just at this time. To conclude, we cannot see why measures which produced a certain effect in France, when her currency was in the exact condition that ours is now, should not produce the identical effect if put in practice here. The relative popularity of the two Governments has nothing, we conceive, to do with the question.
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