Monday, 9 October 2006

Jena Campaign - 9 Oct 1806


The French have continued to push north through the Thuringgerwald. This morning Bernadotte and Murat (above) in the centre encountered some 9,000 Saxons and Prussians at Schleiz, just North of the Wald. Murat's light cavalry, dragoons, and some of Bernadottes infantry cleared the small force and have opened the way towards Gera. By nightfall Lannes on the left has almost reached Saalfeld and Soult on the right is almost at Hof, both clear of the Wald. The Prussians appear to be falling back already towards Auma, some 15 miles SE of Jena.

***Imported from old blog***

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