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... and the positions already stated: his attitude clearly shewed
that he meant eitHEr to attack, or he himself attacked, and that
there could he no question of any retreat. The king sent for prince
Maurice and the duke, and shewed them the position of the enemy.
The latter stung with indignation at the wrongs he had suffered for
some days past, observed that he had been apprized of it the night
before; that he had himself seen the hostile columns occupy the
field; but considered it useless to communicate it, as his majesty,
he knew, still persisted in the idea that they belonged to the
corps of Nadasty. The kings astonishment was extreme. In his
writings he speaks of the appearance of marshal Daun as an event
totally unlooked for. * This The king was desirous of marching the
army to Schwoischitz, the environs of which were susceptible of
defence; but scarcely had the troops began to move, when marshal
Daun made his appearance, and began to form his lines near the
above place. This movement on the part This would not have
surprised him, had he taken advantage, four days earlier, of the
duke's retreat and of the motives which justified it. We now come
to the 18th of June, a day fatal to the Prussian arms; and whose
issue depended on an unhappy concurrence of circumstances, which at
the decisive moment, operated in their disfavour. Zieten headed the
cavalry of the left wing, which was destined to hegin the attack.
It consisted of one hundred squadrons, including a reserve of
fifteen, commanded by colonel de Seidlitz. Marshal Daun judging
from the movements of the Prussians that his right wing was
menaced, ordered his heavy artillery to that quarter, part of the
enemy, caused a necessary change in the disposition of the
Prussians, and the army thereupon took a...
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