Far more truly may we say so of Jemappes and its immediate results.
He was present in the battles of Jemappes, of Nerwinde, and of Pellenberg.
The invasion of the Low Countries began with a great, though somewhat informal and unfruitful success, in the victory of Jemappes.
The blowing up of the Jemappes bridge gave a lot of trouble.
His son as a young man had served in the revolutionary army and had been one of its leaders in the important victory of Jemappes.
Yet we shall throw them back again, as we did at Wattignes and at Jemappes.
No opposition was made, and the prince marching rapidly to the plateau of Jemappes, invested Mons on the French side.
Chuquet, "Jemappes," 196–7, shows that the urgent needs of the army in Belgium were the raison d'être of the decree.
Dumouriez, following them, won the battle of Jemappes (November 6), and overran Belgium.
Dumouriez had only a few thousand men more than his opponent, instead of the enormous superiority he had had at Jemappes.