Engels in Neue Rheinische Zeitung March 1849

From the Theatre of War
More Russian Troops

Source: MECW Volume 9, p. 168;
Written: by Engels on March 30, 1849;
First published: in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 260, March 31, 1849.

Following Bem’s victories, another 20,000 Russians have marched into Transylvania.

The most recent news from Transylvania brings confirmation of the Magyars’ victory. In Hermannstadt, Bem had the building of the General Command and the dwelling of the Saxon Count battered down; after this, he attacked and dispersed the national guards with grape-shot, and then gave the town over to plunder for a couple of hours. He then withdrew from the town and went on to Schässburg, where he wrought even worse havoc. Kaschau has again been occupied by a Magyar raiding party, and in Schemnitz, too, Honveds[158] have once again turned up.