The encroachments of France in the South of Europe during a to exist, ; time of peace are the only pretext offered by the and aggres- English government It was not that her territory was invaded, tier It was rights assailed, or treaties with her violated. ISTow let France insist that England shall give these and form an alliance with Rusup possessions sia, Austria, and Prussia, the basis of which shall be, ; svar till she shall retire to her original ooundaries before her aggressions in the East commenced and the conflict in which England would bo ; plunged, and the slaughters that would follow, would be charged on her as justly as those which followed the rupture of the peace of Amiens, can be laid at the door of France.
On 4 September the divisions of Ylassena and General Charles Vaubois drove back Davidovich at Caliano or Roveredothe Austrians falling back upon the Tyrol; but at this juncture Bonaparte learned of Wurmser's advance down the Brenta valley.
Leaving Vaubois to block any Austrian reinforcement from the Tyrol, Bonaparte set off on 6 September down the Brenta yalley with the divisions of Massena and Augereau, in pursuit ofWurmser. On the following day Augereau swept aside the Austrian rearguard three Croat battalions at Primolano, and was within striking distance of the Austrian main body.
Astonished at the speed of the French pursuit-almost 60 miles in two days- Wurmser turned to face Bonaparte, and sent a message to recall his vanguard under General Meszaros which had almost reached Verona. With his forces widely separated on the march, Wurmser was able to field only about 7, men to meet the French emerging from the Brenta valley at Bassano on 8 September; with Augereau advancing down the river's east bank and Massena on the west, Wurmser's army was overthrown and scattered, losing some 4, prisoners and 35 guns for negligible French loss.
Some of the survivors, under Quasdanovich, retired east in the direction of the Austrian base at Trieste; Wurmser and the remainder moved south to Vicenza to join Meszaros' advanceguard. When it became clear that Wurmser was still intent on reaching Mantua, Bonaparte again pursued, the French marching as much as miles in six days, regularly engaging the Austrian rear-guard.
Kilmaine had been instructed to hold the line of the River Adige, which Wurmser would have to cross to reach Mantua; but had been so alarmed by Meszaros' earlier advance that he had withdrawn to protect Verona, allowing Wurmser free passage over the Adige at Legnago.
With Bonaparte's exhausted army unable to catch up, Wurmser fought his way into Mantua on 13 September. Wurmser attempted to extend his hold on Mantua to the surrounding countryside, to provide provisions, but after sharp fighting on September his sortie was defeated by Bonaparte's army, which had corne up in strength; and after losing 4, men Wurmser retired into the city, its garrison now swollen to about 24, Although this force was not far from the number of troops available to Bonaparte its condition deteriorated rapidly, as some 9, were ill, Mantua being a notoriously unhealthy place; the 13 Jean Mathieu Philibert Serurier: Bonaparte tightened the siege with about 9, men under Kilmaine.
The Arcola campaign The next attempt to relieve Mantua was made from the beginning of ovember, Davidovich with some 18, men moving south from the Tyrol, and the main force of about 28, marching from Trieste and the east of the Brenta valley, under Josef Alvintzi SIO -an experienced and successful Transylvanian-born general, the victor of eerwinden in To meet these widely-spaced threats, and that from Wurmser in Mantua, Bonaparte's resources were stretched to the limit.
Alarmed at the reports coming from Vaubois, on ovember Bonaparte went in person to join him and reorganise his dispirited command, issuing a stern reproach to units of Vaubois' force which he considered had disgraced themselves.
Joubert's two brigades were added to the force. Davidovich, however, was slow to exploit the disorganisation of the French, allowing Bonaparte to concentrate on the greater threat from Alvintzi, while remaining concerned about the threat to his rear.
Despite opposition, Alvintzi's forces united at Vicenza, Massena and Augereau falling back upon Verona. Bonaparte determined to take the initiative with Massena's division and part of Augereau's, together about 13, strong. On 12 ovember he marched east from Verona along the Vicenza road, intending to overthrow Alvintzi's advance-guard before the main body could assist.
Atrocious weather and muddy roads delayed progress, however, and after initial success against the Austrian advanceguard at Caldiero elements of Alvintzi's main body came up; the French were beaten back, and retired again on Verona.
After this first serious defeat, which cost Bonaparte some 2, casualties, a note of despondency entered his correspondence with the Directory, in which he declared in a somewhat theatrical manner that his exhausted army had been abandoned in the middle of Italy, and that perhaps their deaths were all at hand.
However, this moment of crisis brought out the best of Bonaparte's resource.
As another frontal battle might bring disaster, and as withdrawal from Verona would allow Alvintzi and Davidovich to unite, Bonaparte sought to defeat Alvintzi by threatening his communications eastward, involving a march swinging around the Austrian's left flank toward the town of Arcola, the bridge of which 2 TWO MILES t Battle ofArcola.
Leaving less than 3, men in Verona, Bonaparte began his flanking march late on 14 ovember with all his available forces: Having crossed the Adige on a pontoon bridge at Ronco, Bonaparte sent Massena north to cover his left flank and hold off any southward attacks by Alvintzi, and personally led Augereau's division across the Alpone at the Arcola bridge, from where he could threaten Alvintzi's rear.
Despite heroic attempts to storm the bridge, however, the small Austrian defending force held firm; this action was the scene of a theatrical gesture by Bonaparte, who grasped a colour of the 51st Demibrigade and made to lead them over the bridge in person he was restrained by an officer who declared that his life was too valuable to be risked.
Bonaparte had received news that Vaubois was again falling back, so called off the attacks and withdrew the French forces to the far bank of the Adige; marshy terrain, crossed by narrow dykes, prevented occupation nearer Arcola. Having received no more desperate news of Vaubois, Bonaparte renewed the attack on 16 ovember, Augereau again attempting to carry the Arcola bridge while Massena drove back Provera on Bonaparte's left.
The renewed conflict brought no more success than on the previous day; but, as intended, it used up more Austrian resources and so undermined Alvintzi's confidence that by the end of the day he was already retiring his baggage eastwards, towards Vicenza, lest his communications be cut.
Having withdrawn again in the evening, on 17 ovember Bonaparte advanced once more, part of Massena's command continuing to engage Provera whilst the remainder ambushed an Austrian force pushing ahead from Arcola.
Augereau crossed the Adige downstream and approached Arcola from the 'Austrian' bank, and a small detachment of Bonaparte's Guides cavalry was sent into the Austrian rear to make as much noise as possible, throwing the Austrians into confusion.
Massena at last stormed across the bridge at Arcola, and the Austrians abandoned the fight; Alvintzi began a full retreat to negate the perceived threat to his communications.
Although Alvintzi was able to extricate most of his army, as was Davidovich despite an attempt by Bonaparte to engage him, and although Arcola had not been a tactical masterpiece, its strategic effect was profound: The Rivoli campaign The final attempt to break the siege of Mantua was made in JanuaryAlvintzi leading some 28, men down the Adige valley from Trent, with two diversionary forces further east: Bonaparte's overall field strength had increased to about 34, plus about 9, under Serurier besieging Mantua.
Although born only in I, EmileJean Horace Verner was an 16 ardent Bonapartist and, having himseJfserved in the ational Guard, was able to portray the French soldier with accuracy and sympa thy. Massena and Augereau reported the Austrian diversionary thrusts toward them, but Bonaparte was convinced that the main threat came from Alvintzi; this was confirmed on 13 January by news that Joubert was under attack and was retiring towards Rivoli.
Bonaparte ordered a support for Joubert, comprising most of Massena's force only a detachment being left to secure Veronaunits from Augereau's and Serurier's commands, and 4, men under General Louis Rey which had been stationed to the west, totalling around 23, men.
Augereau extended his lines to cover the Adige south from Verona. Alvintzi attacked north of Rivoli in the early morning of 14 Januaryintending to pin the French with a frontal assault and outflank both wings.
Part of Massena's command was in Rivoli as a reserve, but not all of Bonaparte's troops had arrived, and by mid-morning he had probably only about 17, Joubert's left crumpled, requiring the employment of Massena's men to hold the position, and Q! As the Austrian attack in the centre stalled, Bonaparte was able to use some of Joubert's centre to support the right; Quasdanovich was beaten off, just in time for the transferred troops to be sent back to the Tromba- Rampon and the ]2nd Demi-brigade at Montelegino, 10 April After Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor, Beethoven felt disillusioned and violently tore Napoleon’s name off the musical score and re-titled the symphony simply as Eroica, which means heroic.
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