Diary of the 1813 Campaign:
1 October [13 October].
Marched via Eysleben to Werptzig near Köten, six miles
2 October [14 October]. At
3 October [15 October]. Initially
marched, to village of […], where we had lunch and met
Wintzegorode, then advanced to Udenburg.
4 October [16 October]. Marched
to village of Rinsdorf, near Landsberg. Wintzegorode moved with
cavalry. The Main army and Blucher gave a battle [at Leipzig].
5 October [17 October]. Marched
to the village of Lidental – Sacken engaged in a combat.
6 October [18 October]. Battle
at Leipzig, we crossed the Partha River near […] and advanced
directly to the town, with the right flank adjacent to Langeron and
the left to Bennigsen. The artillery cannonade was appalling. [Ivan]
Manteuffel was killed by a cannon ball, Arlnoldi lost his leg.
I spent the night two versts from the town.
7 October [19 October]. Battle.
Captured Leipzig and I entered the town with the 14th Jager
regiment. Victory is complete, with 30,000 prisoners of war, 200
guns, 20 generals (Lauriston, Regnier, Delmas and etc.) Poniatowski
drowned. [We] saw our Sovereign [Emperor Alexander], Austrian
Emperor, Prussian King and Saxon King in the town. Our Sovereign
reviewed the troops. Night was spent at Aptnaunsdorf.
8 October [20 October]. Camped
at Aptnaunsdorf, near Leipzig. I traveled to Leipzig and the Emperor
awarded me with the sash of the Order of the Alexander of Neva.
9 October [21 October]. I
was initially told that we are advancing, but it was a
misinformation. I remained in Leipzig. Poncet arrived here.
10 October [22 October].
Marched to Merzeburg
11 October [23 October]. Marched
12 October [24 October]. Marched
13 October [25 October]. Marched
14 October [26 October]. Marched
to Talsbri. I visited faisanderie [pheasant farm] of
15 October [27 October]. Marched
to Mulhausen. Here we received false news from Blucher and the Main
Army that the enemy was defending Erfurt. We halted troops and
Blucher dispatched Saint Priest to Kassel.
16 October [28 October]. Marched
17 October [29 October]. Marched
to Kassel. Poncet was mistaken.
18 October [30 October]. Marched
19 October [31 October]. At
Kassel. I visited Napoleonshoe.
Wintzegorode also arrived.
21 October [2 November]. Marched
to Minden, I was dispatched with 6,000 men to the Crown Prince [Bernadotte],
while Wintzegorode was ordered to advance through Pederborn to
Bremen. Benckendorff took command of the advance guard.
22 October [3 November]. Marched
to Hottingen. I met the prince.
23 October [4 November]. Marched
24 October [5 November].
Marched to Saltzgitter
25 October [6 November].
Marched to Braunsweig.
26 October [7 November]. At
Braunsweig (Museum, palace, pepiermachč)
27 October [8 November].
Marched to Gifhorn
28 October [9 November]. Marched
to Kloster Izenhasen, near Hankebitel.
29 October [10 November]. Marched
30 October [11 November]. Marched
31 October [12 November]. At
Residence of Landgrafs iof Hesse-Kassel, that was later turned
into residence for Jerome Bonaparte