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Jaycor20 Nov 2020 10:37 a.m. PST


I've recently been looking at some maps of the battle and noticed mention of some sort of fortifications positioned behind the Russbach and between the villages of Baunersdorf and Markgrafneusiedel.

I wonder if anyone can shed further light on the subject. I'm curious to know the type of construction used. Were they built using earth and timber, similar to the redoubts at Borodino. Also is there any evidence left on the ground today.

Alternatively if anyone can point to contemporary references, pictures etc I would be grateful.


Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 10:46 a.m. PST

See my site , I went there and talked a bit about it. Cf pics
No idea how they were made, most likely earth, from the little rise near / behind the stream. They could easily get wood as most of the length of the stream was and is bordered by big trres and thickets. Bushes too on top.
I went to a place that you mentioned and there is a hollow and slight rise which most likely ( as no other reason compared to nearby similar places) a battery redoubt. From the battle, it looked they were not much. On the other end my visit convinced me that on most of the length of this rise you are protected from the Fr guns who cannot see through the trees bordering the Russbach, ( most of the time this obstacle is 100 to 300 m from the rise) nor cross it.
I have the German texts of their staff reports etc, but did not embark into reading / translating yet.

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