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KNOXVILLE WEEKLY CHRONICLE. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1870.
Further Details of tho ..Closing Jlatuo
The detailed account of tho Tribune of
the battle about Sedan which we published
yesterday was not complete. We give the
conclusion, which is as follows.
" There will be a devil of a tight for that
crest before it is won or lost," said Sheri
dan, straining his eyes through his Held
glass at tho hill, which was not three miles
from where we stood, with the full sun
shining on it from bohind us. At hair
past one the French cavalry this time, T
fancy, a regiment of carbineers made an
other dash at the Prussians, who, on their
part, were being reinforced every minute,
but thev met with the same fate as their
On thrcn in the iron .Incket, and wero wnt
with heavy loss to the right about. The
Prus-ians took advantage of their flight to
ad wince their line a couple of hundred
yanfs nearer the line which the French in
bntrv held. These adventurous Prussians
split Into two bodies, ouch having a break
of n hundred yards in their line. We were
not long in seeing the object of this move
ment, for the little white pull's 1'ijpin the
crest behind the skirmishers, followed by
a commotion in the dense French inase
showed us that "Ye, diahles, do Prus
sians " have contrived, heavens only
knows how, to get a couple of six pounders
up the steep ground and have opened on
the French. Something must have at this
point been very wrong with the French
Infantry, for, instead of attacking tho Prus
sians, whom they still outnumbered by at
least two to one. they remained iu column
on the hill. Seeing their hopo of retrieving
the dav vanishing from before their
eyes, still they did not stir. Then the
French cavalry tried to do a little Ualakla
va business, it tried, but without the suc
cess of the immortal six hundred who took
the guns. Down came tho cuirassiers onco
more, this time riding straight for tho two
field pieces, hut before they had got within
two hundred yards of the guns tho Prus
sians turned a line as if on parade, nnd
waited until that furious French horso had
ridden on to a point not fifty yards away.
Then they fired. The fire seemed to us to
empty the saddles of almost tho whole of
the leading squadron, and closed beforo
them the direct and dangerous road they
meant to follow. Their dash nt tho guns
camo to a halt. When once this last cfi'ort
of the French horse had been made and
had failed, though they pushed gallantly
as far as men and horses could go. tho
French infantry also fell swiftly back to
wards Sedan. It fell back because it saw
that its chanco of carrying that fiercely
contested hill was gone, and saw that with
the Prussians holding tho honor of crown
inir it with their guns, their own French
lino could not much longer be held. In an
instant, as the French retired, the whole
slope of tho ground was covered by swarms
of Prussian tiralleurs, who set. mod to rise
out of the ground and push forward by the
help of every slight roughucsand dent on
the surface as fast as the French went
back. These reckless enemies followed af
ter the last desperate charge of tne French
cavalry. General Sheridan remarked to
me that he never saw anything so reckless,
so utterly foolish, as that last charge. It
was sheer murder. The Prussians, after
the French infantry fell back, advanced
rapidly, so rapidly that the retreating
squadrons of French cavalry turned sud
denly round and charged desperately once
again, but it was all no use. The days of
breaking squares are over, and the blue
lines soon stopped the gallant onset.
It struck mo as most extraordinary that
at this point the French had neither artil
lerv nor mitrailleuses, especially these lat
ter, on tho hill to cover their infantry. The
position was a most important one, and
certainly worth straining every nerve to
defend. One thing was clear enough, that
the French infantry, after once meeting
the Prussians declined to try conclu
sions with them asrain. and that the cavalry
were seeking to encourage them by their
example. About 2 o'clock still other rein
forcements came to the Prussians over this
long disputed hill between Torcy and Se
dan to support the regiments already estate
All the time that this great conflict Avas
troinir on unuer Fritz's eyes anu mine, may
I add, another was fought, none the less
seven, and as murderous for the 15a varians
as the one I have attempted to describe for
tho French. If there was n want of mi
traillcurs on the hill above Torcy, there
was certainly no want of them in tho Ua
zellles ravine. On that side thero was for
more than an hour one continuous roar of
musketry and mitrailleuses. Two Uavarl
an ofiicers told me that tho looses in their
rcsrimenta wero torrinc, anil tliat it was tlio
mitrailleuses which made, tho havoc. At
five minutes nast two in the afternoon the
Freneh totally abandoned the hill between
Touev and Sedan and fell back on thcFou-
bourg of Caval, just outside the rampartsof
the town. " Now the battlo is lost for the
French," said General Sherman, to tho
ereat dellcht of tho Prussian ofiicers. One
would fancy that the French had almost
heard his words. They had hardly been
uttered when there came a lull in tho firing
all alontr tho line, or rather circle, as it had
now become. Count Bismarck chose that
moment to como and have u talk with Ills
English and American friends. I was
anxious to know what the Federal Chan
eellor had done about the threatened lieu
trautv ol Jseigium. anu my curiosity wus
soon gratified. 1 have been told that tho
Belgian Minister of War said to Count Uls
marcli Una so long us ino ueiginn troops u
their utmost to disarm any number
1- re nch soldiers who may cross the frontier,
I will strictly respect toe neutrality of Bel
. him : but if. on the afltJitrary, the IU'IkUhih
it her through neglignou or inability, do
not disarm and capture every nurn In
1- ri-ucli uniform who fceti his foot hi tliei
. otintrv. we witl at oiut follow tin; enemy
nt'j neu 1 1 '1 I'-rrltorv. consiteriin that the
iriu-h li;t ! '(. the lirst to iolate the
D'-lginn -"ii- 1 lme been down to have
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oh near the frontier,
. aiU I confess they
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nil i.i ipUne, only
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not m I'mili-li n- to iiit
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vnrian corps. At ten minutos to 4 o'clock.
Gen. Sheridan told mo that Napoleon and
Louis were in Sedan. At twenty minutes
past three, tho Bavarians below have not
only contrived to get Inside tho fortifica
tions of J-edan, but to maintain themselves
there, working their way forward from
house to house. About four there was a
great fight for the possession of tho ridge
above Bazllle ; that done Sedan was swept
on all sides by the Prussian cannon. This
point of vantago was carried by tho Prus
sians at 4:40, and when carried there
could no longer bo a shade of doubt as to
the ultimate fate of Sedan. At about five
o'clock thero was again a sudden suspen
sion of the cannonade along tho whole line.
Manv were the speculations as tothocahse,
but 'nobody seemed to divine tho truth.
You may jiidge of our surprise when, four
minutes"later, we saw a French officer, es
corted by two Uhlans, coming to a hard
trot up tfie steep bridle path from Sedan to
our post. One of the Uhlans, carrying a
white duster on a faggot stick as a fiag of
truce to the messenger, turned out to be a
French Colonel come to ask the terms or
surrender. After a. very short consultation
between the King and Gen. Von Moltke,
the messenger was told that, in a matter so
important as the surrender of at least S0,
( i men and an important fortress, it was
necearv to send an officer or high rank.
You are, therefore, to return to Sedan and
tell the Governor of the town to report
himself immediately to the King of Prus
sia. If he does not nrrive in an liottr, our
guns will airaln open fire. You may tell
tho commandant that thero is no use of his
trying to obtain any other terms than an
unconditional surrender. The Parlemcn
taire rode back with his message, and when
he was fairly out of earshot his mission
was most eagerly canvassed. At half past
0 o'clock there arose a sudden cry among
the members of the King's Stall', Dcr Kai
ser Kcst Da, and then came a loud hurrah !
Soon wo began to look nnxlsusly for the
second fiag of truce, and in ten minutes
more Gen. Itcllly rode up witli a letter for
tho King of Prussia. As soon as the
French General was in sight the slender
escort of culrassiours and dragoons we had
with us was drawn up in line two dee) be
hind the King. On the front of the escort
was the staff, and ten yards in front of them
again stood his Majesty King William of
Prussia to receive Gen. Reilly. That offi
cer, as we soon learned, was the bearer of
an autograph letter from the Emperor Na
poleon to King William. The Emperor or
the French wrote : "As I cannot die at the
head or my army, I lay my sword at the
feet of your Majesty." No pouvant pas
mourir a la tete do armeeje viens mettre
mon esse aux pieds do votro niajestc. Why
Napoleon III could not die as did thous
ands of his soldiers, sword in hand, with
liis face to the foe, is not so clear. On re
ceipt of this most astounding letter, there
was a brief consultation between the King
and the Crown Prince, who had came over
from his hill on the arrival of the flag of
truce. Count Bismarck, Gen. Von Moltke
and Von Boon, after a few minutes con-
crsation, tho King sat down on a rush-
bottomed chair and wrote a note on another
chair held as a table by two aides de camp
to the Emperor, begging him to come
i . i iri -i ,
nexi morning to uiu iviuk oi i russm s
headquarters at Veundres. While this note
was being written Count Bismarck camo
up to Uenerals blieriiian anu por.sytn anu
myself and heartily shook our hands.
".Let mo congratulate you most sincerely
Count," said General Sheridan, "I can only
compare tho surrender of Napoleon to that
of General Lee, at Appomattox court
house." When it came my turn to grasp
the Chancellor's hand, l couiu not help
aying, after 1 had warmly congratula
ted him, "You cannot but feel a
iride. Count Bismarck, in hnv
njr contributed so largely to the
winning of to-day's victory." "Oil, no
mv dear sir," was the mild answer, "I am
no strategist, and nave notning to uo with
winning battles. What I am proud of Is
that tiie Bavarians, the Saxons and tho
Wurtemburgers have not only been on our
side, but have had so large a share, tho
largest share, in tho glory oi the day that
they are with us, and not against us. That
is my doing. I do not think the French
will say now that tho South Germans will
not fight for our common fatherland.'
aslted lus lsxcellency whether Louts was
taken with his papa, and was told that no
ono knew, and I think that no one cared,
where that small young man was. When
the King had written his letter, he himself
handed it to uenerai itcniy, wno stood
bareheaded to receive it, the Italian and
Crimean medals glittering on his breast in
the fadintr sunlight. Queen Victoria's im-
uire and superscription have not often been
seen on the uniforms of men surrendering
without conditions. At zv minutes to 8
Gen. Iteillv left for tho belcagured town
escorted by the Uhlans. Tho duster which
had served as a nag oi truce was onercd to
mo as a souvenir of this most memorable
day, but it had a strong resemblance to
other dusters, and I declined the proll'ered
article. Then thero was a general demand
for something to drink, and Count Bis
marck's aid-de-camn produced two bottles
oi Jieigium Deer, uno oi mem ins Jixcei
Jency snareu with lien, blieriuan. uen
Forsyth and myself, saying that ho dranl
to tho closer union of the three great Ten
tonic peoples. Early next morning,
started for Belgium. As I rodo along
suddenly came first on a knot of Uhlans
then on two blgnouersinthegrcen and gold
imperial nvery, anu directly uehimi them
me traveling carnage oi ins ..uajesiy, win
Nanoleon. on his way to report himself s
prisoner at King William's headquarters
at vendres, a little, dirty viiiagos.omeoigh
miles from bedan.
Tin: mectino iiutwi:i:.v napolkon an
has lxtu received
Sunday Mnmirac, 8 O'clock
What a thrill in moment was tlmto,
my meeting with ?ajoleon! He was de
jected, but dignified, I assigned u hi
place for immediate stay Witheluwliolie,
m'ur Cawtel. Our nieeUiiir took lilac at
muatl country houHe opposite the wen torn
glovis of Sedan. When wni.iunned to It, I
was in the saddle, hiT' i -n t be positions
neiore uie place lmi ji.n-l ) n -llle taj
i ' "ii 'i ' i it'"''i J .ut inae-
i' ' ' ii i N !',. .1,1. .u OV!
whelmiiiL'. At duk I ended a five hours'
!iint at 1 m the iiiimimj: returned
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