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  Battle of Eylau - Biocrawler
The Battle of Eylau, fought on February 7–8, 1807, was a bloody and inconclusive contest between the forces of Napoléon and a mostly Russian army under General Benigssen.
Eylau was the first serious check to the French Grand Armée, which in the previous two campaigning seasons had carried all before it, demolishing the armies of the established great powers of Europe at Austerlitz in December 1805 (Austria assisted by Russia), and Jena-Auerstedt (Prussia) in October 1806.
Kamenskoi was unwilling to risk battle, and continued to retreat, leaving the Grand Armée free to enter Poland almost unopposed.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Battle_of_Eylau   (1609 words)

  Eylau - LoveToKnow 1911
It is famous as the scene of a battle between the army of Napoleon and the Russians and Prussians commanded by General Bennigsen, fought on the 8th of February 1807.
His infantry extended from the windmill, through Eylau, to Rothenen, and the artillery was deployed along the whole front; behind each infantry corps and on the wings stood the cavalry.
The battle died away at nightfall, Ney's corps being unable effectively to intervene owing to the steadiness of the Prussian detachment left to oppose him, and the extreme difficulty of the roads.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Eylau   (1344 words)

 INS Scholarship 1997: The Battle of Eylau
The French army on the eve of the battle was disposed as follows: At the approaches to the town and inside -- the infantry division of gal.
The whole field of battle from Kutschitten to Schmoditten was covered with scattered soldiers: they were stretched towards the Koenigsberg highway under the protection of those comrades in arms who had not lost spirit or order and were shedding their blood on every step of ground they fought for.
At Eylau remained at their previous stations the divisions of Lewal and Legrand; but 4 light cavalry brigades moved forward to the Altdorf stream to keep lines of communication opened with Ney who was approaching Altdorf.
www.napoleon-series.org /ins/scholarship97/c_eylau.html   (6348 words)

 Battle of Eylau
Arrival of the Horse Artillery at Eylau by Benigni.
Napoleon I in the Battle of Eylau by Antoine-Jean Gros.
The Battle of Eylau 8th February 1807, by Adolphe Roehn Outnumbered, Napoleon almost lost this battle, the winter weather was appalling but for the superb Cavalry Charge led by Prince Murat, halted the Russian advance.
www.war-art.com /battle_of_eylau.htm   (833 words)

 Battle of Eylau
The Battle of Eylau, fought on February 7-8, 1807, was a bloody and inconclusive contest between the forces of Napoléon and a mostly Russian army under General Bennigsen.
It was fought near the town of Preußisch Eylau in East Prussia.
Kamensky was unwilling to risk battle, and continued to retreat, leaving the Grande Armée free to enter Poland almost unopposed.
www.ufaqs.com /wiki/en/ba/Battle%20of%20Eylau.htm   (1621 words)

 Napoleon Bonaparte on the Battlefield of Eylau, 1807 by GROS, Antoine-Jean
The battle of Eylau (8 February 1807) in Poland, in which the Russian army was defeated by the French during the fourth coalition, was an extremely bloody engagement, resulting in 25,000 dead and wounded.
The day after the battle, he had toured the battlefield, and was struck with pity at the sight of so much carnage.
The Emperor, advancing towards the right, is mounted on a light bay horse, and surrounded by his staff; the cloak and hat which he wore at Eylau were handed to Gros, who kept them till his death.
www.wga.hu /html/g/gros/7eylau.html   (284 words)

Following the Battles of Jena and Auerstadt the Prussians fled in all directions, hotly pursued by the French.
The Battle of Eylau was another in which both sides lost, although both sides claimed the victory and issued medals to prove it.
DENON D. After the Battle of Eylau both armies spent considerable time licking their wounds; Denon characterized this time by comparing Napoleon's inaction to that of the Roman dictator, Fabius the delayer (drawn by Jouannin), who defeated Hannibal by using delaying tactics.
fortiter.napoleonicmedals.org /medals/history/prussian.htm   (2908 words)

 French Military Victories
Battle of Sentinum - 295 B.C. The Gauls and Samniums under Egnatius are defeated by Decius Mus and Fabius Maximus Rullianus of the Roman Republic.
Battle of Telamon - 224 B.C. The out-numbered Gauls led by Concolitanus and Aneorestus are defeated by Atiliua Regulus and Aemilius Papus of the Roman Republic.
Battle of Gergovia - 52 B.C. The Gallic Tribes led by Vercingetorix defeat the Roman Republic army of Julius Caesar.
www.militaryfactory.com /battles/french_military_victories.asp   (2245 words)

 The Battles of Michael Hansen
The Battle of Eylau, fought on February 8, 1807 between the French army under Napoleon and the allied Russian and Prussian armies under General Count Bennigsen, is almost certainly the battle refered to as "Eylan (January 1807)" in From Sturdy Roots.
The Battle of Friedland, fought on June 14, 1807 between the French under Napoleon and the Russians under General Count Bennigsen, was the decisive victory Napoleon had sought in the campaign leading to Eylau.
Durant refers to the battle as "competitive homicide," and "one of the bloodiest battles in history." I don't know where the number of 6,000 wounded French soldiers came from that was used in From Sturdy Roots.
mywebpages.comcast.net /hconnors/Connors/Battles.html   (994 words)

 WebMuseum: Gros, Antoine-Jean
Although he revered David and became one of his favorite pupils, Gros had a passionate nature and he was drawn more to the color and vibrancy of Rubens and the great Venetian painters than to the Neoclassical purity of his master.
He followed Napoleon on his campaigns, and his huge paintings such as The Battle of Eylau (Louvre, Paris, 1808) are among the most stirring images of the Napoleonic era.
Compared to the contemporary war scenes of Goya, they are glamorous lies, but they are painted with such dramatic skill and panache that they cannot but be admired on their own terms.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/auth/gros   (261 words)

Gros had in fact been present at the Battle of Arcole, and thanks to the intervention of Josephine, he managed to get Bonaparte in Milan to sit for him several times.
Eylau was made the subject of a competition in March 1807, less than a month after the terrible battle which resulted in more than 50,000 French and Russian victims.
Whilst underlining the French victory, the principal purpose of the winning picture was to express Napoleon's emotions in the face of such carnage.
www.napoleon.org /en/essential_napoleon/key_painting/premier_empire.asp   (1748 words)

 Battle of Eylau - Picture - MSN Encarta
Battle of Eylau - Picture - MSN Encarta
French forces fought a costly battle against the Russians in terrible weather at Eylau on February 8, 1807.
French painter Baron Antoine-Jean Gros captured the campaigns of French emperor Napoleon I as in this scene, Battle of Eylau (1808, Louvre, Paris), which shows some of the dead on the battlefield.
encarta.msn.com /media_701765062_761566988_-1_1/Battle_of_Eylau.html   (58 words)

 Avalanche Press   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After destroying the Prussian army and state at the twin battles of Jena and Auerstadt in the fall of 1806, the French overran most of Prussia and settled down to wait out the winter in Poland.
A French attempt to force a decisive battle at Ionkovo on 3 February failed when stout Russian defense held off the attackers until nightfall, allowing the Russian army to slip away.
Eylau, or “Preussisch-Eylau” as the box unfortunately tags it, has long been an overlooked stepchild of the Avalanche Press stable.
www.avalanchepress.com /MissingCorps.php   (580 words)

 The French Commanders Study Group
Lepic (1765) was the ninth eldest and, as far as is known, only one younger brother Joachim-Hippolyte (1768) followed his lead and embarked on a military career becoming Colonel of 17e regiment des dragons in February 1813 and honorary Marechal de Camp in October 1837.
Returning to the subject of Louis, by the battle of Eylau on 7th February 1807 he was Colonel-Major des Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale.
Most of you will be familiar with the famous painting by Detaille which depicts Lepic at Eylau encouraging his men to keep their heads up during a Russian artillery bombardment.
www.firstempire.net /fcgs/fcgs11.htm   (772 words)

 The French Revolt and Empire
The resulting naval battle off Cape Trafalgar was one of the greatest in history for its time and resulted in the destruction of both the French and Spanish fleets, but at the cost of British Admiral Nelson's life.
The battle of Apsern-Essling which followed was a sharp reverse for Napoleon's green French troops, but another few weeks of unprecedented preparation allowed them to push back the Austrians at the sprawling battle of Wagram.
The battle itself was tactically unimaginative, with the French battering themselves against the Russian defenses and the Russians obligingly taking the punishment without much attempt to maneuver for position.
www.wtj.com /articles/napsum1   (3463 words)

 Book 2, Chapter 29
Of all battles, ancient or modern, Eylau was that in which the proportion of loss to combatants was greatest.
The day after the battle he gave orders for a pursuit as far as the gates of Königsberg, but as the town was fortified it was not thought prudent to attack it with weakened forces, the more so that almost all the Russian army was in and about the place.
As a matter of fact, Napoleon was worse beaten at Eylau than it suited him to admit; and, but for the abominable state of the enemy's commissariat (that everlasting curse of Russian armies) and the slackness of the English Government, the retreat from Moscow might have been anticipated.
www.napoleonic-literature.com /Book_2/V1C29.html   (2600 words)

 Iron Duke.
Flank March arrival times are also preset before battle, although the arrival depends on a number of historical factors such as the commander's ability and the capacity of the troops he is commanding.
At particluar points in the battle (eg Rallying from Routing) these factors are taken into account by the system in determining the outcome.
Commands that have not reached the tabletop area are set to flank march and appear later during the battle (you hope!).
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/clinton_reilly/IronDuke.htm   (2342 words)

 Battle of Eylau
Eylau was the first serious check to the French Grand Armee, which in the previous two campaigning seasons had carried all before it, demolishing the armies of the established great powers of Europe at Austerlitz in December 1805 (Austria assisted by Russia), and Jena-Auerstedt (Prussia) in October 1806.
With the Prussian army reduced to a handful of harried fugitives after Jena-Auerstedt, Napoléon occupied the major cities of Germany and marched on east in pursuit of the remaining forces opposed to him: largely Russians under the command of the frail 75-year-old Marshal Alexander Kamenskoi.
The French plans fell into Russsian hands, however, and Benigssen was just able to retreat once more and avoid the trap.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/b/ba/battle_of_eylau.html   (1579 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
February 7 - Napoléon's French Empire begin fighting against Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition at the Battle of Eylau in Eylau, Poland.
February 8 - Battle of Eylau - Napoleon fights a hard, but inconclusive battle against the Russians under Bennigsen.
June 14 - Battle of Friedland: Napoleon decisively defeats Bennigsen's Russian army.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=1807   (714 words)

 Russian-Prussian Order-of-Battle at Eylau: 8 February 1807
The Battle of Eylau [or Preussisch-Eylau] was fought on 7-8 February 1807 in East Prussia.
After some preliminary action on 7 February -- fought by GM Petr Ivanovich, Prince Bagration’s rearguard, which covered the Russian army’s withdrawal from Landsberg to Eylau -- the main battle began early the next morning.
The indecisive slaughter at Eylau, however, was later eclipsed by Napoleon’s decisive defeat of Bennigsen’s army at Friedland on 14 June 1807.
www.napoleon-series.org /military/battles/eylau1/c_eylauoob.html   (450 words)

 ConsimWorld.COM - Eylau, Eagles of the Empire Series (10/31/99)
For those who haven't yet ventured into this game series, it appears that EYLAU may well satisfy those looking for a unique take on Napoleonic warfare, as this third release of the Eagles of the Empire series may have been well worth the wait.
EYLAU is a grand tactical simulation of the Battle of Eylau, fought on February 7th and 8th, 1807.
This game marks the third entry of the Eagles of the Empire game series, recreating the famous battles of Napoleon Bonaparte, his Marshals, and the great generals during the Napoleonic Wars from 1795 to 1815.
www.consimworld.com /newsroom/archives/nowshipping/avlch.19991031b.ship.html   (684 words)

 Battle of Eylau
Guard Infantry is in reserve south of Eylau, behind Legrand of IV Corps.
3) The battle was fought on a covering of snow which lay quite deeply over the several frozen lakes and ponds dotted across the battlefield.
The snow and adverse winds also prevented him from hearing the sounds of battle and accordingly he was not encouraged to march faster.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /mcnelly/vb/scenarios/eylau.htm   (2786 words)

Fact, myth and propaganda are almost inextricably intertwined, and different authorities give conflicting interpretations of almost every aspect and stage of the struggle'.
Trying to piece together the individual events of this great battle is rather like attempting to unravel a tangled fishing line; just when you think you have found the correct loop to pass it through, the whole lot gets even more entwined.
Dealing with the battle as a whole, therefore, is not the object of this paper, but by focusing our attention on one of the grand moments during its course, in this case Murat's massive cavalry charge, we may come to understand just how complex, and at times how fabricated Napoleonic battles could be.
www.battlefieldanomalies.com /eylau/index.htm   (145 words)

 Battlefield Anomalies
The main reason for starting this site was to enable the layman, and the professional military historian to gain access to some of the lesser-known battles of history, as well as a few of the more familiar, without having to troll through the masses of irrelevant and often misleading information available on the Web.
It is my hope that the battles and battlefields found here will instil a sense of fresh interest for debate and discussion.
I also hope that those who are able will search out these battlefields themselves and walk the fields and meadows where once history was played out in such full measure.
www.graymo.clara.co.uk   (436 words)

 A Revolutionary Age (Getty Exhibitions)
He was awarded a commission to paint Napoleon surveying the aftermath of the battle at Eylau in February 1807.
Gros had the challenge of glorifying Napoleon's military leadership while acknowledging that the bloody battle was a costly victory.
The artist accomplished this by showing Napoleon on horseback directing efforts to tend to the wounded soldiers.
www.getty.edu /art/exhibitions/revolutionary_age   (758 words)

 Demi-Solde Press Jena to Eylau
The Prussian troops under General Lestocq attacking during the battle of Eylau.
False ideas of war - Humanitarian weakness in the leaders - The dangers of our own time - The present and the past.
The Battle of Eylau (7th - 8th February 1807)
www.demisoldepress.com /jenato.htm   (83 words)

 MSC's GMB Designs Catalog Page!
The packs contain two flags, of the heavily embroidered 1812 pattern tricolour, with the appropriate battle honours.
CS 4- Battle flag, 9th and 28th Virginia Inf.
CS 5- Battle flag 16th and 18th Virginia Inf.
www.miniatureservicecenter.com /msc-gmb.htm   (5114 words)

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