The appearance of kleber at the head of the army which had defended Mainz had already turned the scale.
Two days later kleber marched with his division for Damietta.
kleber marched with great rapidity, passed through Nantes without stopping, and established himself at the camp of Saint Georges.
He advanced to cross; kleber and Savary in vain tried to stop him.
kleber's veterans, however, preserved their coolness, and for a time the issue was doubtful.
Five armies moved forward simultaneously, that commanded by kleber consisting of the veteran battalions of Mayence.
"Dr. kleber doesn't know any more about it than I do," returned her mother.
kleber was determined to bring the Sheikhs in guilty in any case, and upbraided them with being double-faced.
Their loss had indeed been extremely heavy, kleber's division alone having lost over a thousand men.
After the death of kleber the command of the army devolved upon General Menou.