Sunday, 5 July 2015
2nd Nassau Usingen Regiment
Not long after parties of Uhlans were seen approaching, they failed to satisfy the challenge of the sentries and were peppered with musket shots from the marksmen, hidden behind hedges and walls.
Before long however it looked like the main body of the lancers were preparing to bypass the village altogether, across open fields to the west of the Charleroi road. As they closed The Uhlans were pushed back with heavy losses by musketry and canister from the heights.
As they were withdrawing the French made an impetuous charge, which was stopped in its tracks by more canister.
As they retreated towards Quatre Bras, the artillery remained on the road with the battalion in two halves on both sides of the road, which was in a deep cutting. They marched in closed columns harassed by swarms or guard lancers. The guard lancers encircled them and executed many charges which were repulsed by the battalion. The lost no men during the retreat, but 39 were killed, wounded or missing durinf the fight in Frasnes including Captain Von Muller,