A victory leaving no questions
Morat was in every sense a victory leaving no questions: For Petermann Etterlin, a participant of the battle, the important thing was that Charles had been defeated for the second time. More than 300 years later George Gordon Noel Byron drew parallels of the victory of the Confederates over Charles to that of the Athenians over the Persians in the Battle of Marathon, both were proud victories of free states over powerful princes achieved through the supreme courage of citizens united as bands of brothers.
1816 (Lord Byron) :
“ While Waterloo with Cannae’s carnage vies, Morat and Marathon twin names shall stand;
They were true Glory’s stainless victories,
Won by the unambitious heart and hand
Of a proud, brotherly, and civic band, … . ”
(Quelle/Source : Gottlieb Friedrich Ochsenbein, the offi cial documents of the Siege and Battle of Murten, Freiburg: ed. Bielmann, 1876, pages 488, 489; Byron, Child Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto III, LXIV, http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/ Byron/charold3.html, 20th of September 2013)