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The Life, Military and Civil, of the Duke of Wellington
William Hamilton Maxwell
Vista completa - 1884
Allies already appeared arms army arrived artillery assailants assault attack attempt bank batteries battle body breach bridge brigade British carried cavalry centre charge close Colonel columns command communication continued corps covered crossed defence determined directed division driven Duke Duke of Wellington effect enemy English fell field fire flank followed force formed forward France French front garrison ground Guards guns hand heavy heights Hill horse House immediately infantry killed light Lord Wellington loss Marshal means military morning moved movement Napoleon never night occasion occupied officers operations passed pieces Portuguese position possession presented rear received regiment remained rendered reserve retired retreat returned river road severe side siege Sir Arthur soldiers soon Soult Spanish strong success taken took town troops turned victory village Wellesley whilst whole wounded
Página 496 - Believe me, nothing except a battle lost, can be half so melancholy as a battle won...
Página 96 - It is as well as it is. I had rather it should go out of the field with me ;" and in that manner, so becoming to a soldier, Moore was borne from the fight.
Página 107 - If General Murray had then fallen boldly in upon the disordered crowds, their discomfiture would have been complete ; but he suffered column after column to pass him, without even a cannon shot, and seemed fearful lest they should turn and push him into the river.
Página 71 - The enemy afterwards made an attempt to recover a part of his artillery by attacking the 71st and 82d regiments, which were halted in a valley in which it had been taken. These regiments retired from the low grounds in the valley to the heights, where they halted, faced about, fired, and advanced upon the enemy, who had by that time arrived in the low ground, and they thus obliged him to retire with great loss.
Página 142 - ... across the great valley of Aruda, a double line of abattis was drawn ; not composed, as is usual, of the limbs of trees, but of full-grown oaks and chestnuts, dug up with all their roots and branches, dragged, by main force, for several hundred yards, and then reset and crossed, so that no human strength could break through. Breast-works, at convenient distances, to defend this line of trees, were...
Página 69 - Hill was moved to the centre of the mountain, on which the great body of the infantry had been posted, as a support to these troops, and as a reserve to the whole army ; in addition to this support, these troops had that of the cavalry in the rear of their right. " The enemy's attack began in several columns upon the whole of the troops on this height ; on the left, they advanced, notwithstanding the fire of the riflemen, close to the 50th regiment, and they were checked and driven back only by the...
Página 36 - The honest killadar did all he could to detain me at Chinnoor, but I was not to be prevailed upon to stop, and even went so far as to threaten to hang a great man sent to show me the road, who manifested an inclination to show me a good road to a different place.