THAT ÉBLÉ BUILT
THE 1812 CROSSING OF THE
|Berezina Battle Map #2
Eventually, General Wittgenstein realized that the French were
north of Borisov. He then crushed Partouneaux's division as it tried to rejoin
Victor's Corps, and attacked the Eastern side of the crossing.
eventually marched back up the west bank and attacked, but only after the
French had crossed the newly built bridges in strength. As he moved against the
new bridgehead, the remaining French Cuirassiers conducted a desperate heavy
cavalry charge, which stampeded the Russians to a safe distance for a time. The
French Army's bridgehead continued to be threatened from two sides, but was
maintained by a vigorous defense personally lead by Generals Ney, Oudinot,
Davout and Victor to name a few.