James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
By Francis Saltus Saltus (18491889)
The battle of Austerlitz has sometimes been called the Battle of Three Emperors from the presence of the Emperors Alexander I., of Russia, Napoleon of France and Francis of Austria. It was fought on Dec. 2, 1805, and resulted in a victory for the French over the Russians and Austrians.
ON to the goal the impatient legions come!
Ulm haloes with success an armys might;
Far mid the mists and gloom of Austrian night,
Hear the advancing steeds, the ominous drum!
Europe cowers shuddering, and strong kings are dumb;