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SUPPLEMENT to the L > DON GAZETTE. SATURDAY, JUNE 19. WAR DEPARTMENT. Downing-streef, June, 19,181, A dispatch, dated Boilzenhurgh, the 41h of June, 1813. of which the following is an ex trie!together with an enclosure, of which a trans! Hi on is annexed, has been received this diy from Brigadier General Lyon, employed upon <i particular service in Germany. ilavinj arrived here late last night from Wis mar, I avail myself of the earliest moment to transmit a copy oft he official details; receiv- ed fro n General Czemicheff, giving an ac- J count of his affair with the enemy near Hal- berstadt. Bernburg, May 13, 1813. Salt,— I hasten to congratulate your Excel lem-y on the signal advantage just gained at llaiherstadl hy the detachments which I have the honour of commanding. Fourteen pieces ol cannon, an immense park of artillery, more than eight hundred draught 1, horses, above 1000 prisoners, including aGe are nil of Division (Oclmej, a Colonel, ami s- vera! Officers, and very considerable stores, j)ve fallen iiuo tile hands of the conque rors Having received permission from your Ex- cellency to act according to circumstances, I "in consequence passed I he Ellie at Frechland «<>» the night of the 56 h, and proceeded in the direction of Burg-stali here I learnt, from various tellers which had been intercepted by my parties, that a large convoy of artillery, escorted by c2000 men, were to pass the night' of I he nth at Hal berstadt Mv horses having been s tliiciently rested, and being in ttie besl possible foiidtisou, 1 resolved on going the 15 isiiks (German,) which was the distance to j Halbersiadl, without hailing. l'o iny arei, j surprise, 1 succeeded in performing the whole I of I his distance, with out slopping, in SO hours. On iny arrival at. lladmersleben, 1 learned ¡ that a second convov was at HPS sen, on the Brunswick road, three miles and a half from Ilalberstadt, where it was intended io arrive in the morning to join the first, in the view I of proceeding with greater safely on its inarch to the Graud Army, This last convoy was escorted by 4000 iiifatitry, 500 cavalry, and many pieces of artillery. Notwithstanding the fatigue of my Ineo and horses, after so harassing a march, I resolved to continue my route, and £ o make ari immediate attack upon the enemy at Haibersladt before the arrival of the and in order lo takf advantage of the fault he had committed m placing his guns and the convoy outside of the town, although at a very short distance from the waSis. After reconnoitring at four o'clock in the morning, I ascertained thai the enemy had placed his guns in a square, the middle of which was filled with ammunition waggons and other carriages, and was lined with infantry, the llanks being covered by 250-horse The whole formed a sort of for- tress, almost Impenetrahle to cavalry. One I of my first cares having been to Tut off the enemy from the town; a single gale which the enemy hud neglected to close, afforded me the means of getting possession of Ihe town, where the brave Colonel free >ff charg ed the rear of the troops which were march- ing out to join the square, and pursued llieo ery uenly up to tÎle gUlls On the other side, Colonel Waslaw, whom I had sent forward wi;h two regiments, in hopes of surpr.sing lire encriy, made- two very I tine charges against the squ ire •, but the ene my having no-ice of our mnrch, aud being upon their gu nd, ne con'd uot ni^ke an\ im- pression The enemy now opened a heavy cannonade from fourteen guns, to which 1 Co it id only oppose two; by the lire ot which, however, five ot the enemy's ammunition waggons were blown up One of mine met Co it id only oppose two; by the lire ot which, however, five ot the enemy's ammunition waggons were blown up One of mine met I wllh the same fate, and four horses were lulled. At this moment a regiment, of Cossacks, which Iliad detached UPOil the road by whhn the enemy's reinforcements were advancing, brought the intelligence that they were within two miles of us; this delermiued me io make ,t a general and decisive effort against the square with all iny troops. Willi tins view 1 ordered all the scattered Cossacks to seizfe the samt1 moment at which, the attack would he made by l.te regular Cavalry. AHer exhorilllg my soldiers to do their doty, 1 ordered all my people to charge at I lie same moment. This brilliant attack against a formidable square, defended fly fourteen pieces of cannon, sur- passld my expectations, and covered wi'h glo- ry the hussars of isoum, commanded by Ooio <el Tieman, and two regiments of H Iga dra- | goons the Cossacks.also seconded admirably I the efforts of these 400 horse. III ail JIISlilllt the batteries were carried, and my brave men in the middle of the square here the carnage was horrible, as the eiittny defended himself >bstinately, even tiring upon us from under tiie carriages. More than 700 were killed, the rest taken, and 1 venture to assert, thai not an individual escaped out of all this corps, scarcely was the slaugnter terminated wiicu the enemy's column's began to appear, pres ■:ing upon mv Cossacks. 1 was then obliged sill)))ol.l ttlefil,,iiiortlvi- to ltil)Ctos,Ilu off the captured guns and prisoners. waul of time 1 could cairy off only 14 guns, aud 12 ammunition waggons. I biew up the rest in the very presence of the enemy, i de- stroyed or distributed to the inhabitants all the stores winch were in Ihe town, and at seven us ihe evening 1 teiired wilh my booty to Cocii- sledl. Such is the summary account of this ..e -oill its exploit: it has the more merit from its having been undertaken alter a march ot 15 miles, which has betMi followed by an engagement, o? more than seven hours. It is pow- er to express to your Excellency how well all IllY peo pie have done their duty in this brilli- ant affair. Thai the Cossacks should have been able to support, a inarch of fifteen miles, and a com. bit of seven nours afterwards, has not surpris- ed me so much as to see t-uy regular cavalry periorm it as well as Uie/u» without leaving a single horse behind. (Signed) CZEUNICUEFF.

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