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Post Man (Newspaper) - September 1, 1802, London, Middlesex Nainb, loto B B B "And the HiiloricaJ Account, &c. From IQ&tiU? September i, to %$)iXlitep Seprember^7v7^ Fr�n� rta Imperial Camp near Luzara, Aug. 21. fimct Eugene having icsfolved to art3ck on the i$thinftint the Duke of .^'op, who .vas advanced with the French Army near this place, our Army begun to march towards Luzata abouc 10 in the motMng,ind an Lie necefTny meafures being concerted between eur Gwierals, our Right Wing attacked the Left of the French about 6 of the Clock, and made fuch 3 terrible fire upon them, that we beat them back for federal 100 paces, tho the Enemy received us with a great deal of bravery. Prince Commer,y was killed in the beginning of the Action, but his place was ib well lupplied by the other Generals, that the Enemy got no ajvaauge by it. In the mean time, our Left hiving had time to put themfclves in order of Battel, fell with an unpatalleHeJ fury on the Enemy, and broke the Gendarmerie and Iriih Batallions, driving �hem before them near a miJe They were fnpport-ed by rjieii' Left, but our Troops charged them with fo much vigou', that the Enemy was obliged to give ground, and left us Mallei� of the Field of Battel and of rheir Slain, and we potted our felves therein. Our Troops were fo animated, that had not the night put an end to the Fight, we had certainly entirely routed theErterav, tho they were near twice ms numerous as we.We were in hopes to engage again the next day, but they intrenched themfelvesfi* well in th e night,that it was not thought fit to attempt to fcrcc tneir imreBchments efpecially confidcring the nature of the gqmnd.whicH did riot permit ourHurfe, the main ftrength of our Army, tp Ugbt. The^Fite was fo great on both fides, that for 3 hoars together the like was never teen, and oar Officers own that they never were engaged in a more defperete Action. Oar Generals beh�ved themfelves to admiration,and amongft otberi,Count Werner General of the Artillery, Count Gmdt sttradtrgb uid the young Prince of Vaudemm, diftinguifhed themfelves in a particular manner.. Prince Eugene af Savtj Was prefent in all the chief attacks, and led on the BualUons him-felf. The lots of the Enemy (is varioufly reported, bnt the moll moit& accounts make it 5 000 killed up* onth&fpot, rho the Deierters do generally report that the French talk of 10000 killed and wounded. While the Armies were engaged.cheMarquis Davia, who was abroad with a Party, fell upon^fhe Baggage of the Enemy., and brought to Gmflala, feveral Waggons, Horfes, Mules and Oxen, killing or taking Prilonen about *oo men. The Regimant of Savoy gat * Colours from the Injb; and tijptlli, Gat' ttitfttin and Kirkbaum j more and a Standard, and the Souldieis took feveraJ others, but cut chem to pieces to mike Cravats. Prince Lichttnftem received J Wounds,and Count Tra*tma*fdtrf a great contufioa Ai foon a* the Action was over an Adjutant was ient to Bergof)rte,whh Orders for a Batallions to march hither to reinforce our Left, and they art already arrived. The Garrifon of Lvura being unable to defend the place, fiuren4*c4 tftc 17th to the French. The if rh we received �4�fec, thw the Old Prince of yaudtnmt having with gre^t loft pofjeft'd bim/elf of fame Pofta about f^tfertt, ftjuitted the fame in)rfie morning in great precjpitatien,but that the Pr. continue however CO Bombard Boj^oforff, in& ro fire upon our Brjdge.bar without any great fucceis.The Erxmy begujj the 1 ^rh to lay a Bri^e on the P$ on rbeir Letjr, and railed a Ritjeiy �4.>t th* Pi and another in ajt IfUnd, whereby they would have annoyed our Li/iea, t>jrt we h*vs Jntrjnchejl our felvea on our fi Je, both againft their Barterie* and any atraci. O u Parries have had few* 1 rencounters with rhem fince *he 1 $rh, wherein they have killed and taken a grrat many of them, The lofs we fUftiiocd in that Action appears, afiar an ejiaft Lift being taken, to be 793 �a�n killed, and i?�7 wotandsd, b;(Mes a Captains Prifoners. We have in ny Prifbners of the French that were Itit in the Camp woundeJ. The French Army was 19 Batallions and 26 Squadrons ftronger than ours. The Gatiifoa of Luktra COnfiiKd of 45b taen fenice, Aoguft i6. The ViSory obtained by Prince �ig�B��g�/�f�. The French have-lar4 a new Bridge near Luzara, to have a Communibtstiors with the Troops under that Prince, and the Du|e|6/ Anjou threaten* to force Prince Sugeue'm his lntienca-ments. The French Galleys ind Frigots in pji> Gulph have thrown feveralBombsioto7V�y?�,which puts the Inhabitants of the Imperial plac es 00 thii Coaft irttt> great confirmation. B-mffirt, September 3. Our Letters from the Imperial Campbeforo Landsa fy, that they .are raffing new Batteries, and preparing to-pais the Ditch ; out that they are have made fuch a Breach on the fide of the attack of General Thuatgen, that we cxpeQ to hear by our next Letters that the Citradel is ftorm� ed. The Garrifon does not fire fo briskly as they did before, end they muft needs be very much fatigued. The Hereditary Prince of Borsith dyedthe t ft inftast of his Wounds, and is very much lamenN ed. Monficur Ctttinat continues about Stnvburg with ike over rotheEmperdv 18000 men to be imploy'J in Italy. Tte Dyer of Rsthbm*e is come to no refolution a-hout the War againft Prattce an,d Spain, and they ex-pe& the fentiments of the King of Sweden, which are like to have � great influence on the Councils of the Elecrrr of Bavaria. t � From tie Confederate sfrmy under the Earl of Maryborough kefveen Afch and Genck, September 7. Ye~ fterday the Duke of Bi^Wy quitted the French Army to return to-Parii, after his glorious Campaign. The Garrifon of StQcbem furtendered ro the frjnef-of Hejfe Cajfel upon difcretion, and we have put lod men therein^ that Poft being of gre�t ufe, and commanding a Pais on the Uaife. Sevefal Generals, both Englifhand Dutch, having had a. Conference at Ma-[eyk with the Deputies of the States, about the moft proper meafures foe carrying on the Siege of fenli with fuccefs, and the Ear] of liarlimugh havingap*' proved the meafures concerted therein, his Excellency has detached 5 Batallions more to reinforce" the Troops imployed in that Siege. Hamburg, September r. Letters from Livmim bring a lamentable account of the Ravages committed by the Mvfcwitet in that Countty, where (hey mntrfier People, and burn all Houfet, Churches, and deftroy every citing elfe in the world. They threaten to de-ilroy all the Towns tbey (hall rake, and as they ar� Coooo ftrong, 'tis feared they will do a great dee* of mifchief, before �he Smrdet can get a fufficienc number of Fotces tO niake head againft them. Se-vml Expreff-s age fimtfrem tt> acquaint the Kiag ;