18 March, 1793
the head of more than 40,000 men, General
Dumouriez attacked Prince Frederick of Saxe-Coburg's
Austrians but his columnar advance was soundly defeated.
4000 men to his enemy's 3000, Dumouriez defected to the
Allies after being accused of treachery by the political
officers accompanying his army.
to say, the first people he introduced to the Austrians
were his accusers.