The Life of the Most Noble Arthur, Marquis and Earl of Wellington ...

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Van Winkle and Wiley, 1814 - Generals - 423 pages

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Page 87 - Scindiah and the Rajah of Berar had moved off in the morning with their cavalry, and that the infantry were about to follow, but were still in camp at the distance of about six miles from the ground on which I had intended to encamp.
Page 171 - 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...
Page 299 - I have to regret the loss of a most able officer. After the crest of the height was carried, one division of the enemy's infantry made a stand against the 4th division, which, after a severe contest, was obliged to give way, in consequence of the enemy having thrown some troops on the left, of the 4th division, after the failure of brigadiergeneral Pack's attack upon the Arapiles, and the honourable lieutenant-general Cole having been wounded.
Page 234 - In him the Spanish army have lost their brightest ornament, his country their most upright patriot, and the world the most strenuous and zealous defender of the cause in which we are engaged ; and I shall always acknowledge with gratitude the assistance which I received from him, as well by his operations as by his counsel, since he had been joined with this army.
Page 379 - Graham, if his support had been required. The enemy had a division of infantry and some cavalry advanced on the great road from Vittoria to Bilboa, resting their right on some strong heights covering the village of Gamarra Maior.
Page 227 - ... to Lieut. Colonel Fletcher, and the officers of the Royal Engineers, to draw your Lordship's attention to the ability and diligence with which they have executed the works by which these positions have been strengthened, to such a degree, as to render any attack upon that line occupied by the allied army very doubtful, if not entirely hopeless.
Page 162 - The troops, though not unacquainted with the irreparable loss they had sustained, were not dismayed, but by the most determined bravery not only repelled every attempt of the enemy to gain ground, but actually forced him to retire, although he had brought up fresh troops in support of those originally engaged.
Page 183 - This part of the ground was covered by olive trees, and much intersected by banks and ditches. The high road leading from the bridge over the Alberche, was defended by a heavy battery in front of a church, which was occupied by Spanish infantry. All the avenues to the town were defended in a similar manner ; the town was occupied...
Page 354 - ... 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...
Page 186 - I had moved this regiment from its original position on the heights, as soon as I observed the advance of the Guards, and it was formed in the plain, and advanced upon the enemy, and covered the formation of Lieutenant-General Sherbrooke's division.

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