History of the King's German Legion, Volume 2

Thomas and William Boone, 1837 - 4 pages
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I'm a sucker for this book. An anglophile of German Ancestry, i really enjoy a unit history of how I would hope my ancestors would have behaved. To the more rational Napoleonic researchers, It's a ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Page 429 - I am to acquaint you, that his royal highness the prince regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his majesty, to approve and confirm the finding -and sentence of the court.
Page 380 - ... they either fled or threw themselves into the houses, where they were cut down or made prisoners. It was moonlight, which greatly favoured the pursuit, for the whole march was but a continued chase, either in the corn fields or the houses. " At Genappe the enemy had entrenched himself with cannon and overturned carriages. At our approach...
Page 241 - ... front of the curtain immediately over the left bastion, as well as the faces of the bastion itself, the assault took place at eleven o'clock, AM yesterday ; and I have the honour to report to your lordship, that the heroic perseverance of all the troops concerned was at last crowned with success.
Page 369 - We still occupied nearly the same position as we did in the morning, but our loss had been severe, perhaps not less than 10,000 killed and wounded. Our ranks were further thinned by the numbers of men who carried off the wounded, part of whom never returned to the field. The number of Belgian and Hanoverian troops, many of whom were young levies, that crowded to the rear, was very considerable, besides the number of our...
Page 475 - Governor will adopt provisionally and recommend to the confirmation of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on behalf of His Majesty...
Page 66 - I crossed the Upper Guarena at Vallesa and El Olmo with the whole of the allied army in the course of that evening and night ; and every preparation was made for the action, which was expected on the plain of Vallesa on the morning of the 20th. But shortly after daylight the enemy made another movement in several columns to his left, along the heights of the...
Page 17 - Orders, as, in his opinion, it affords a memorable example of what can be effected by steadiness, discipline, and confidence. It is impossible that any troops can, at any time, be exposed to the attack of numbers relatively greater than those which attacked the troops under...
Page 473 - Honour would be pleased to transmit with all convenient dispatch to His Royal Highness, the Prince Regent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the address of the Commons of this Province, representing to His Royal Highness the violation lately made by the Hon.
Page 163 - Hill, threatened the heights of Estepar. These movements dislodged the enemy from their position immediately. The cavalry of our left and centre were entirely in the rear of the enemy, who were obliged to retire across the Arlanzon, by the high road towards...
Page 399 - These squadrons charged repeatedly, supporting each other, and took above twenty prisoners ; and notwithstanding the immense superiority of the enemy, the post would have been maintained, if the Commander of the Forces had not ordered the troops to withdraw from it, seeing that the action would become still more unequal, as the enemy's infantry were likely to be engaged in it, before the reinforcement ordered to the support of the post could arrive.

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