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Update : Artillery duelled through the night, light casualties as most troops were stood down until barrages ended. Expect they are trying to weaken our defences.
A senior Russian Uhlan Officer was seen near forward positions with Cossacks on a reconnaissance patrol early this morning.Some more Russian Artillery arrived shortly after and began digging in.
Jagers seen along the edge of the woods facing Kalafat defences.Cossack infantry moved to our right flank.Cossack cavalry persistently active in foraging.
No contact with flotilla established yet.
1 sentry missing, presumed captured last night.
Nothing further to report.
Approximately two further steam ships seen at daybreak at the flotillas anchor point.Patrol despatched to establish contact and guide.
Jagers reported in strength at forward positions.
No foraging patrols seen last night
Cossack regrouped on our right flank.
Russian Imperial band playing thru last light.
Uhlan piquet posted with many of their officers visiting it.
Indications are , attack imminent expect to face the assault at dawn.
The dawn Attack went in ,and the result was expected. More reinforcements for both sides are being pressed.
Some expected reinforcements did not make teh dealine due to poor transportation routes being congested.
It appears a much bigger battle will ensue.