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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

19th March 1814 – Campaign Diary

Campaign Map
Schwarzenberg defeats Mortier at the battle of Cirey 

First French and Prussian Army
The two armies have made contact in the north and south
1 Prussian corps at Roermond has sighted French cavalry to the west
4 Prussian corps are in contact with 25 French cover at the river Maas.
Second French and Russian Army
Two French and five Russian corps clash at Bad Kreuznach
The French withdraw as soon as they realise the odds against them
French lose 2000 infantry
Russian lose 800 infantry
Third French and Austrian Army
Five Austrian  and four French corps fight at Cirey
The French lose and withdraw towards Blamont
French lost 2000
Austrians lose 400
Fourth French and Bavarian Army
Both armies continue to rest and resupply
However the French have sent cavalry to recce Le Russey and sighted 5th corps
Fifth French and British Army
The two armies have broken contact after the battle of Irun
The French have withdrawn in and around the town
The British have withdrawn to a position just east of San Sebastian
Sixth French and Spanish Army
The French have marched south and entered Gerona
They have fought a skirmish with guerrillas south of the town
But have had no contact with the main Spanish Army.

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