After repulsing the Bolshevik from the Dvinsk, they had a few weeks' rest and then marched to Kaunas.
In the north there was a still more noticeable increase in the fighting activity at Riga, south of Dvinsk, and at Smorgon.
It reached special intensity between Krevo and Smorgon and at Dvinsk.
The artillery activity south of Dvinsk and Smorgon, which had been lively for some days, continued.
A frontal attack was launched on Dvinsk on 3rd Oct. and was a costly failure.
General Ruzsky, who was holding Dvinsk, had learned the lesson of Verdun and pushed out his defences far from the city.
Von Hindenburg now saw that he could not succeed against Dvinsk, and began a determined effort to capture Riga.
A courier was immediately sent with an authentic copy of the Russian capitulation to Dvinsk.
All hope was then abandoned by the Germans of taking either Riga or Dvinsk that year.
I hope soon to join a train going to Dvinsk with food and supplies.