Orders for 6th Corps

/Orders for 6th Corps

June 6 - Orders for 6th Corps

Very little that was sent to Lobau appears in the archives, or has otherwise been found.

Soult’s drafts include the following:

Le prévenir de la position que les 1er, 2e et 3e corps auront prise le 13 de ce mois; ainsi, à son arrivée à Avesnes, il devra tenir le 6e corps bien concentré, et il l’établirait en avant de cette place si la Garde Impériale arrivait également le 13 à Avesnes, afin qu’elle dispose des établissements qui sont en arrière.
Si, avant le 13, M. le Cte de Lobau ne recevait pas d’ordre contraire, il se ferait, entre Avesnes et Maubeuge, par le Gal Teste avec sa division, qui devra être réuni à Arras, le 11 au soir, et il lui enverra des ordres en conséquence pour que, le 14, cette division l’ait rallié. D’après celà, M. le Cte de Lobau emmenera à Avesnes tout ce qui appartient à la division Teste, qui était à Laon.

June 6 Soult to Lobau Draft 2

In Soult’s Movement des Troupes, #252, the letter to Lobau is recorded as translated below:

Notification that the 1st Corps of the Armée du Nord is receiving the order to concentrate towards the 13th of this month below Valenciennes, the 2nd, at the same time, below Maubeuge and the 3rd between Mariembourg and Chimay. Upon its arrival in Avesnes, it must keep the 6th Corps well concentrated and in the case that the Imperial Guard should also arrive on the 13th in Avesnes, it will establish itself in front of this plain in order to have an establishment behind at its disposition. If prior to the 13th it does not receive an order to the contrary, it will be joined between Avesnes and Maubeuge by General Teste, with his Division that will have been gathered in Arras on the evening of the 11th.