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The War in Hungary, 1848-1849
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Kossuth and Dembinski--The Szegedin National Guards--Paskiewitsch--Maize Plantations--Great Victory of the Russians --A glance at...
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Kossuth and Dembinski--The Szegedin National Guards--Paskiewitsch--Maize Plantations--Great Victory of the Russians --A glance at Gorgey--Prince Lichtenstein--Kossuth's final plan--Dembinski's error--Szoregh--Gorgey arrives before Arad--Rukowina--Battle of Temesvar--Abdication of Kossuth--Vilagos--The new Dictator--Foldvary, Poltenberg, Nagy Sandor, Leiningen--Surrender of Arms. Kossuth was resolved to hold possession of Szegedin. On the evening of his arrival thousands had assembled in the great square under his balcony by torchlight and moonlight, and there sworn to fight to the last. The Theiss in the west, and the troops of Dembinski, Visocky, Vetter and Guyon, together with the enthusiastic population of Szegedin, appeared to him strong enough to defend the entrenchments, which surround the city in a semicircle on the east. He communicated his views to Dembinski, but this general, who had long seen the impossibility of holding the Theiss at any point, after the Russians had crossed en masse to the further shore, urged their taking the Maros as the line of defence. In his opinion Szegedin should only be held until he had made his dispositions on the further bank of the Theiss; perhaps a single day's delay might bring Gorgey, who was known to be in the neighbourhood of Debreczin. On the 29th of July, Guyon, according to the orders he had received, arrived at Szegedin with his victorious corps from the south. Ten battalions, consisting of 8000 men, all good and tried soldiers, defiled before Kossuth in the market-place,--the same troops who had defeated the Ban at Hegyes and driven him back to Titel. The eighth battalion, which had distinguished itself pre-eminently on that occasion, was addressed by Kossuth, and its standard decorated with...
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