Army of the Ardennes.
Desjardins, division general commanding officer.
The French capture all the fieldworks of the Merbes camp, which the enemy must leave under the cannonfire from Grandreng: the army, led by Desjardins, charges under the fire from the enemy batteries, shouting: Long live the Republic.
To cross the Sambre, the grenadiers from the 49th regiment throw themselves into the water to support the skirmishers and rout the Bourbon Legion.
The 68th regiment, alone, undergoes an attack on a bridge by more numerous Austrians but holds its position.