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CONTINENTAL.

,r The European war is thougbfr to be , ended, After a series of,, sanguinary " engagements «pon entering • Bohemia', ; the Prussians, commanded the King" m pei sou, encountered the main body of Anstvians, under '.Marshall Benedet, at Koijjggratz (?) : The battle lasted the whole day, and it isastimateTd that fully -" 500,000 troops were engaged. The: battle terminated in the-complete defeat -'" of the Ausfcrians, In their refcreat^^ across the Elbe the slaughter waslß frightful, -• ; -m V The Austrians lost * 180 guns and over 20,000 prisoners, and their loaees" in kijled' and wounded are computed at * from 20,000 to 25,000 more. a ; v 3? After this defqas the Austrians f#l "• back on" Viennsi,; the Prussian ' army _'. following, The Austrians massed in ~ and around Vienna, the Prussians above andbploiv the city, and prepared ' to cross the Danube, H After the battle of Eoniggratz, the Austrians applied to Napoleon for me- ' diation, offering to cede Venetia unconditionaliy to France. "'...- " . Napoleon interfered, and succeeded ' .* m obtaining an "armistice of five, days, during \vhich it was hoped that" a basis of peace' would be -arranged.- - Prussia demanded the establishment of a Confederation, frpni which Austria should be excluded, v and the forniation^jg of the Northerai German States intpjffl one union under Prussia ; and of the^H Southern (States 'as an Independent Confederation. •'. The cession of Venetia to Italy; the retention by .Prussia cf the Elbe Duchies, with the exception J| of- the Danish ports in'Schleswig ; and W the annexation of that- part of JSToith F and Central German territory inter-^ veuing between the present Prussian ' Provinces; including three millions in- r habitants, „ . .. TW* 1 Negotiations are actively progressing^ The Pimssians have also been victoribuf<- £ in Central Germany. After .receiving' the capitulation oWI, the Hanoverians, they advanced' SQWjJfip, by Maine and defeated the Bavariara§/ in' several engagements, pvevenfiffiffiff their union with the Federal foicJHl^ and 'occupied Franjcf pi-t, « . r The- Bump Diet fled to. AugusteK burg. The ; Prussians dissolved JKL Frankfort Senate,' and imposed contributions to the amount of twenjflfc five millions 'of florins, upon the cityJßf* / Upon the " inhabitants declaring tliflK inability to pay, the Prussians put'xra execiition by quartering the troops offis^ the citizens. ;^\ TUe Italian movements, were maried % by ; ' -great vicissitudes. The army of Sa^ Ciald;ni advanced into Yeiietia, not- %' withstanding the cession of the Province ife to -France, and Rovigo and , Vicenz^a. '= '/ . • The Volunteers under Garibaldi had several encounters with the.' Tyrolese, with varying fortune. : - N The Italian Navy, under Admiral Persino, sustained a severe defeat from, the Austrian- squadron near Fregoff Island- in the Adriatic sea. The irouclad Jted Itatfa sank with her crew/ and another ironclad blew up: The .losses of - the whole, fleet were very; severe, :The Austrians suffered cpmpai'ativeiv^ very • little damage, -*■'• -.'■>- ~: ;

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CONTINENTAL., Grey River Argus, Issue 108, 20 September 1866

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CONTINENTAL. Grey River Argus, Issue 108, 20 September 1866

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