Ance in the field was soon at an end; the starving out policy of Carew and Mountjoy was employed against the guerrillas, and the soldiers were furnished with scythes to cut down the green corn.
Bands of guerrillas burned and plundered in some sections, and were not entirely suppressed until after the war was ended.
Now by the fact of Lauriston and Barthelemi having been sent, and by the reports of the guerrillas, Kutuzov was almost sure that the wound was mortal.
Dorokhov's report about Broussier's division, the guerrillas' reports of distress in Napoleon's army, rumors of preparations for leaving Moscow, all confirmed the supposition that the French army was beaten and preparing for flight.
This was done by the guerrillas in Spain, by the mountain tribes in the Caucasus, and by the Russians in 1812.