The Second Half of the Campaign

  • Ian W. Roberts
Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)


Paskevich began his preparations for crossing the Tisza by sending a detachment commanded by Prince Gorchakov, his Chief of Staff, to secure a bridgehead on the left bank at Tiszafüred. After a twenty-mile march from Kerecsend in the scorching heat, the detachment reached the right bank of the river about five o’clock in the afternoon. Although the ground near the river was very marshy, it had dried out in places as a result of the heat. When darkness fell, the Russian and Austrian engineers began to lay a pontoon bridge under cover of artillery fire. During the night the Hungarians set fire to the bridge across the river which was soon destroyed. However, by the following morning the pontoon bridge had been successfully laid and Tiszafüred occupied.1 There the Russians found the wounded survivors from a detachment of the Voznesensk Uhlan Regiment of the Fourth Infantry Corps, whose young Polish commander, Cornet K. Rulikowski, had deliberately allowed his troops to be ambushed by the Hungarians while they were out foraging near Poroszló on 23 July.2


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian W. Roberts
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  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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