Bernadotte's corps in Hanover was almost in the position of a beleaguered garrison, and the marshal could only obtain his transport by giving out that he was ordered to withdraw to France.
Corps (Ney) at Pegnitz; in the centre, Bernadotte's T.
This move on the 14th brought him into touch with Bernadotte, and now a single march forward of all three armies would have absolutely isolated Napoleon from France; but Bernadotte's nerve failed him, for on hearing of Napoleon's threat against Wittenberg he decided to retreat northward, and not all the persuasions of Blucher and Gneisenau could move him.
This was composed of Soult's corps, with Bernadotte's in second line.
Bernadotte's christian names were Jean Baptiste; he added the name Jules subsequently.