Marshal Ney

Marshal Michel Ney, Duke of Elchingen, Prince of Moskwa (1769-1815)


Argument of the Chapter
Marshal Michel Ney

         Early years. Training in Catholic college. Ney as a volunteer of etz hussars Regiment. Character of Ney. Incorrigible duellist. Revolution. Career. Service in Northern army of Dumurrier. Defeat at Neerwinden. Defence of general leber. Independent command on the Belgian front. Deep road on the Austrian rears. Imperceptible. The post of brigade commander. Support of Bernadotte in fight at Heinsberg. Battles at Wurtzburg, Bamberg, Sulzbach, crossing Reudnitz and siege of Maastricht and Mayence.
        The campaign of 1795. The battle at Opalden. The campaign of 1796. The battle at Altenkirchen. Personal success during the storm of Wurtzburg. A grade of the brigadier general. The Red Lion. Campaign of 1797 in Sambre-Meuse Army. Captivity during the battle at Krichberg. Discharge at mediation of the general Hoche. Ney as a cavalry division commander. The post of division general. Quarrel with general Bernadotte. The campaign of 1799. Ney as a division commander of the Rhenish Army. Cunning occupation of Meinhaim. Ney as the Rhenish Army commander. Ending of campaign of 1799 on the Rhine.
        Support of the Brumair revolution. The Rhenish campaign of 1800 under command of general reau. Successful defense of Ampfing. The contribution into Victory at Hohenlinden. The favour of Napoleon. Ney as the inspector general of cavalry in 1801. Marriage to Josephines protege. Diplomatic mission to Switzerland. First in the list of marshals.
        The Austrian campaign of 1805. Strategic maneuver of the Grand Army. Duponts division remains barefaced on the northern coast of Danube. Encounter battle at lbeck Fight for the bridge at Gunzburg. The battle at Elchingen. Pursue of receding army of Archduc Charles in Tyrol. Occupation of the Innsbruck fortress.
        The Prussian campaign of 1806. Description of the opponents left flank. The battle at Jena. Offensive without the order. The siege of Magdeburg. Defeat of the Russian forces at Deppen, Gustadt and Amskerdorff. Massed offensive at Warsaw. Default of the Napoleons instructions. The battle at Preysisch-Eylau. The plans of Bennigsen, the Russian Army commander. The battle at Heilsberg. Counter-offensive of the Grand Army. The battle at Friedland. Defeat of the Russian left flank and destruction of bridges through the lle. Marshal Ney as The bravest from the brave.
        The Spanish campaign. The operational plan of Napoleon. Absence of necessary coordination of actions. Offensive against Castanos. Marshal Ney misses complete victory at udela. Occupation of Madrid. Race to Benavente. Conflict with marshal Soult. Defeat of the La-Romanas Army at Banios. Attack at the Sampayo bridge. The siege of a fortress Cuidad Rodrigo. The description of siege actions. The battle at Bussaco. Inactivity of marshal Massena, the Army commander. Conflict with Massena. Marshal Ney as a rear guard of the Portuguese Army. Defeat at Redihna.
        Russian campaign of 1812. The operational plan of Napoleon. Analysis of opportunities for general battle. Battalion square of the Grand Army. The battle at Smolensk. The unprecedented Russian defense. Pursue of the receding opponent. Slowness of Junot at Valutina Gora. The battle at Borodino. Attack on Bagrations fliches. Reproaches to Napoleon in inactivity. Marshal Ney as the Prince of Moskwa. Retreat from Moscow. Rear guard of the Grand Army. Defeat at Viasma. The trap at Krasnoye. Wonderful disposal on the thin ice of Dnieper. Crossing Beresina. Analysis of campaign of 1812.
        Campaign of 1813. The battle at Lutzen. The duly arrival of reserves. Success of the Young Guard. Disagreements in the military command of the allies. Occupation of Dresden. Marshal Ney spoils Napoleons plans. The battle at Bautzen. The tactic mistakes, made in contrary to Jominis advice. Quarrel with marshal Berthier. Preparation for the second part of campaign. Inept maneuver against Bluecher. The battle at Dresden. Revenge to marshal Oudinot in the battle at Dennewitz. Revenge at Dessau. The Battle of the Nations. Defeat of the Bertrands Corps of Merveldts Austrian troops. Aimless march of Souhams Corps.
        Return to France for creation of Reserve Guard Corps. The battles at Brienne, La Rothiere, Champaubert, Montmirial, Chateau-Thierry, Craonne, Laon, Reims, Chalons-on-Marne, Arcis-sur-Aube. The common allies offensive in the beginning of the year 1814 campaign. The battle at Craonne. Support of Drouts artillery. The battle against the superior enemy forces in Arcis-sur-Aube. The defense of Paris.
        The revolt of marshals. Marshal Ney as the commander of Besansons division. Reorganization of the army of Louis XVIII. Campaigns against Napoleon, who had escaped. Transition to the side of the Emperor. The common strategic situation by the beginning of campaign of 1815. Ney appears to be the change coin in the large strategic game. Quatr-Brais. The battle at Waterloo. Unprepared cavalry attack. Bravery of the Old Guard. General Cambronne. Court over marshal Ney. Execution. General analysis of military leaders career of marshal Ney.

Maps of the Chapter Marshal Michel Ney"

1. Battle at Elchingen.
2. Cuidad Rodrigo fortess.
3. Battle at river Coa.
4. Battle at Bussaco.
5. Battle at Foz.
6. Russian Army camp at Drissa.
7. Battle at Smolensk.
8. Battle at Viasma.
9. Campaign at Saxony.
10. Battle at Craonne.
11. Europe. 1815.
12. Battle at Ligny and Quatr-Brais.
13. Battle at Hougomont.
14. Battle at Waterloo (situation at 10-00 A.M.).
15. Battle at Waterloo (situation at 11-00 A.M.).
16. Battle at Waterloo (situation at 03-00 P.M.).
17. Battle at Waterloo (situation at 07-00 P.M.).

Illustrations of the Chapter Marshal Michel Ney

1. Portrait of general Richenpanse.
2. Portrait of Josephine Bonaparte.
3. Portrait of marshal Ney.
4. Portrait of general Dupont.
5. Portrait of general Lallemand.
6. Portrait of general Rouyer.
7. Portrait of general Bagration.
8. Portrait of general Laatour-Maubourg.
9. The Dukes of Elchingen Arms.
10. Spanish Cross for Asturian campaign.
11. Spanish Cross for Cuidad Rodrigo.
12. The Italian Guard cavalrys uniforms:
     Elite gendarme;
     Horse gendarme;
     Aide-de-camp of King.
13. Portrait of general Barclay de Tolly.
14. Battle at Smolensk (August 5, 1812).
15. Portrait of general Likhachew.
16. Portrait of general Tormasow.
17. Ricards division in the battle at Krasnoye.
18. Marshal Ney in Russia.
19. Portrait of general Bulow.
20. Portrait of general Brayer.
21. The French Guard artillerys uniforms:
22. Napoleon in Grenoble, 1815.
23. Portrait of King of Holland William.
24. The Dukedom of Nassau contingents uniforms:
     Officer-voltiguer 1809;
     Officer of light cavalry;
25. Portrait of general Bachelu.
26. Portrait of Jerome Bonaparte.
27. Portrait of general Cook.
28. Portrait of general von Alten.
29. Portrait of general lord Uxbridge.
30. The Prussian infantry attacks of Planchenois.
31. Portrait of general Pelet.
32. Marshal Neys grave.

The structure of military-historical monograph
Military campaigns of Napoleons marshals

Chapter 1 marshal Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, Prince of Ponte Corvo (1763-1844).
Chapter 2 marshal Louis Alexander Berthier, Prince of Neuchatel, Prince of Walange, Prince of Wagram (1753 1815).
Chapter 3 marshal Jean Baptiste Bessieres, Duke of Istria (1768-1813).
Chapter 4 marshal Guillaume-Marie-Anne Brune (1763-1815).
Chapter 5 marshal Victor Claude Victor-Perrin, Duke of Belluno (1764 1841).
Chapter 6 marshal Laurent Gouvion Saint-Cyr, marquess (1764-1830).
Chapter 7 Emmanuel Robert de Grouchy, marquess (1766-1847).
Chapter 8 marshal Louis Nicolas Davout, Duke of Auerstaedt, Prince of Eckmuhl (1770-1823).
Chapter 9 marshal Jean Baptiste Jourdan, count (1762-1833).
Chapter 10 marshal Francois Etienne Christophe Kellermann, Duke de Valmy (1735-1820).
Chapter 11 marshal Jean Lannes, Duke of Montebello (1769-1809).
Chapter 12 marshal Francois Joseph Lefebvre, Duke of Danzig (1755-1820).
Chapter 13 marshal Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexander Macdonald, Duke of Tarente (1765-1840).
Chapter 14 marshal Auguste Frederic Louis de Viesse Marmont, Duke of Ragusa (1774-1852).
Chapter 15 marshal Andre Massena, Duke of Rivoli, Prince of Essling (1758-1817).
Chapter 16 marshal Bon Adrien Jeannot Moncey, Duke of Conegliano (1754-1842).
Chapter 17 marshal Adolphe Edouard Casimir Joseph Mortier, Duke of Treviso (1768-1835).
Chapter 18 marshal Joachim Murat, King of Naples (1767-1815).
Chapter 19 marshal Michel Ney, Duke of Elchingen, Prince of Moskwa (1769-1815).
Chapter 20 marshal Pierre Francois Charles Augerau, Duke of Castiglione (1757-1816)
Chapter 21 marshal Dominique-Catherine Perignon, marquis de Grenade (1754-1818).
Chapter 22 marshal Joseph Antoine Ponyatovsky, prince of Poland (1763-1813).
Chapter 23 marshal Jean-Mathieu Philiber Serurier (1742-1819).
Chapter 24 marshal Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, Duke af Dalmatia (1769-1851).
Chapter 25 marshal Louis Gabriel Suchet, Duke of Albufera (1770-1826).
Chapter 26 marshal Nicolas-Charles Oudinot, Duke of Reggio (1767-1847).

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