11 October 1805
by a lack of thought on the part of Marshal
Murat, the 4000 men of General Pierre Dupont - later
infamous for Bailen - found
themselves in a perilous position at Haslach.
The division found itself up against 25,000 Austrians, with
almost half of them cavalry, but Dupont was in no mood for
went on to the offensive and, through courage and daring,
managed to keep the Austrians at bay.
allowed him to withdraw and rejoin Marshal
Ney's VI Corps.