This battle, which consisted in the capture of a French squadron, was represented as a brilliant victory over the French, and so the Emperor and the whole army, especially while the smoke hung over the battlefield, believed that the French had been defeated and were retreating against their will.

A few minutes after the Emperor had passed, the Pavlograd division was ordered to advance.

In Wischau itself, a petty German town, Rostov saw the Emperor again.

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