Ney Encounters Austrians at Günzburg

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Napoleon ordered Ney to seize bridges at Günzburg but did not anticipate Mack to move in that direction as well. As a result Ney forces met up against a much larger Austrian army than he was expecting. Berthier explained Napoleon's reasoning to Ney on October 8: “His Majesty does not thing that the enemy would be so foolish as to cross over to the left bank of the Danube when his supply depots are at Memmingen and he has every reason not get cut off from the Tyrol, and with a movement that would expose himself completely. The Emperor thus intends for you to proceed to the bridge at Günzburg and occupy it with your avant-guard.“ Napoleon’s reasoning was sound but on this and other occasions he was wrong about Mack’s moves. (Kagan, 400-1)

Month: 
10
Day: 
8
Map Name 1: 
ulm
X1: 
-78
Y1: 
43
Phase: 
Phase 3 - 10/7-10/20