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From the beginning of November, a variety of actions took place between the Austrians and the French, who were generally successful and made a number of prisoners; not, however, without suffering on their fide.
The plan of marshal Alvinzi, who had the chief command, was, to form a junétion with the Aus. trian troops that were on their march from the Tyrol, and with thofe that had forced the French to retire from Trent. To this intent, he drew near to Verona, where, he hoped, they would joined him. Buonaparte, apprised of this movement, crossed the Adige, on the fourteenth of November, and approached the Austrians posted at Caldaro. Alvinzi, judging that he
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