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HappyHussar14 Nov 2018 4:00 p.m. PST

In reading James Arnold's book on the second half of the 1807 campaign he makes some mention that Durosnel along with the Guard cavalry was the only cavalry force that was fresh for any pursuit of the Russian army after the battle.

Durosnel's brigade of three chasseur regiments formed a cavalry screen that was searching for Bennigsen's army.

Question: At what time did they enter the general area of the battlefield and am I correct in assuming it was from the southwest of Friedland/Sortlack Woods?

I guessed that it would have been about 5pm when they started arriving from the south after having scouted the area to the west of the Alle River. Am I close do you think?

HappyHussar14 Nov 2018 10:36 p.m. PST

Just saw that Durosnel attacked in conjunction with Latour-Mauborg and Lahoussaye to help cover Ney's infantry just after the first assault at 5pm. Sounds like they were not that terribly involved if they were still in shape to be considered a pursuit force.

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