The army trudged through mud and sleet until November the 26th when the river Berezina was reached.
After the Battle of the Berezina, Napoleon left the army and hurried home.
This infection even penetrated to the grand army; after the passage of the Berezina, Napoleon had been informed of it.
We got on all right until the day before we were to arrive at the Berezina.
Night closed upon us amid the gloomy forests bordering the banks of the Berezina.
On the 25th, as he was about to reach the Berezina, he appeared to linger on his march.
Borizof, and its bridge over the Berezina, were still open; and it would be sufficient to reach it.
He had no longer to look for rest and abundance on the other side of the Berezina, but fresh contests with a new enemy.
In that case all our efforts and the passage of the Berezina would have been entirely useless.
They were further furnished with boats for the purpose of performing part of the journey on the river Berezina and Dnieper.