The Life of His Grace Arthur, Duke, Marquis, and Earl of Wellington ...: With Copious Details and Delineations Historical, Political, and Military, of the Various Important Services in which He Has Been Engaged ... Including Numerous Interesting Professional Anecdotes ...
J. and J. Cundee, 1817
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Página 268 - Highlanders ; upon which the officer commanding the light company conceived, that as their ammunition was nearly expended, they were to be relieved by the guards, and began to fall back ; but Sir John, discovering the mistake, said to them, " My brave 42d, join your comrades, ammunition is coming, and you have your bayonets.
Página 549 - ... to support our position within them having been in such a state of preparation as to give hopes that it would be ready to open on the morning of the 23d. The attack was to have been made by detachments of Portuguese troops, belonging to the 6th division, which occupied the town of Burgos, and invested the castle on the...
Página 8 - Picton, his Majesty has sustained the loss of an officer who has frequently distinguished himself in his service, and he fell gloriously leading his division to a charge with bayonets, by which one of the most serious attacks made by the enemy on our position was defeated.
Página 279 - On the night of the llth the enemy crossed the Douro, and destroyed the bridge over that river. ' It was important, with a view to the operations of Marshal Beresford, that I should cross the Douro immediately ; and I had...
Página 492 - ... charged with the crosses of St. George, St. Andrew, and St. Patrick, being the Union badge of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as a lasting memorial of the glorious and transcendent achievements...
Página 273 - ... arduous retreat with consummate firmness, he has terminated a career of distinguished honour by a death that has given the enemy additional reason to respect the name of a British soldier.
Página 8 - Ponsonby, having taken many prisoners and an eagle. These attacks were repeated till about seven in the evening, when the enemy made a desperate effort with the cavalry and infantry, supported by the fire of artillery, to force our left centre near the farm of La Haye Sainte, which, after a severe contest, was defeated...
Página 242 - During the season of repose, his time was devoted to the care and instruction of the officer and soldier; in war, he courted service in every quarter of the globe. Regardless of personal considerations, he esteemed that to which his country called him, the post of honour ; and by his undaunted spirit, and unconquerable perseverance, he pointed the way to victory.
Página 201 - CEbidos, to turn all the enemy's posts on the left of the valley, as well as the right of his post at Roleia: this corps was also destined to watch the motions of General Loison, on the enemy's, right, who, I had heard, had moved from Rio Major towards Alcoentre last night.
Página 463 - It is impossible to describe the joy of the people of the town upon our entrance. They have now been suffering for more than three years ; during which time the French, among other acts of violence and oppression, have destroyed 13 of 25 convents, and 22 of 25 colleges, which existed in this celebrated seat of learning.