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Annals of the Peninsular Campaigns, by the Author of Cyril Thornton
Sin vista previa disponible - 2019
advance already approach arms army arrived artillery attack attempt battle became besiegers body bridge brigade British British army cavalry CHAP charge circumstances column command communication considerable considered continued corps Corunna covered crossed Cuesta December defeat defence determined difficulty directed division driven effect efforts enemy enemy's engaged entered fire force formed French French army front gain garrison ground guns heights hill hope hundred immediately important infantry intelligence January Junta length Lord loss Madrid Marshal measures mountains movement night object observed occupied officer operations passed position possession prepared prisoners progress reached rear received remained resistance retired retreat river road Romana sent side siege Sir Arthur Sir John Moore situation soldiers Soult Spain Spaniards Spanish Spanish army spirit strong succeeded success suffered taken thousand tion took town troops Victor Wellesley whole wounded
Página 93 - 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 281 - When I shall show myself beyond" the Pyrenees, the frightened leopard will fly to the ocean, to avoid shame, defeat, and death. The triumph of my arms will be the triumph of the genius of good, over that of evil; of moderation, order, and morality, over civil war, anarchy, and the bad passions.
Página 98 - No coffin could be procured, and the officers of his staff wrapped the body, dressed as it was, in a military cloak and blankets. The interment was hastened : for about eight in the morning some firing was heard, and the officers feared that if a serious attack...
Página 96 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" "I hope my country will do me justice!
Página 96 - He then thanked the doctors for their attention. Captains Percy and Stanhope came into the room ; he spoke kindly to both, and asked Percy if all his aides-de-camp were well. He pressed my hand close to his body, and, in a few minutes, died without a struggle.
Página 327 - I make known and declare that all magistrates and persons in authority, who shall remain in the villages or towns, after having received orders from the military officer to remove from them, and all persons, of whatever class they may be, who shall maintain the least communication with, or aid and assist...
Página 107 - Coruna to this place and Astorga is remarkably good, although mountainous; and, with the sea open to us, we should be able to receive with facility such reinforcements and supplies as the British government might deem it proper to send.
Página 13 - Lisbon — covera country where there is a British interest — act as a diversion in favour of Spain, if the French -detach a force against me — and am ready to return to the assistance of the Spaniards, should circumstances -again render it eligible.
Página 50 - I am unwilling to enlarge upon a subject in which my feelings must be CHAP. stifled, or expressed at the risk of offence, which, with such an interest at stake, I should feel unwilling to excite, but this much I must say, that if the British army had been sent abroad for the express purpose of doing the utmost possible mischief to the Spanish cause, with the single exception of not firing a shot against their troops, they would, according to the measures now announced as about to be pursued, have...
Página 106 - Romana; and, if you judged it proper by a flank movement to join us in the neighbourhood of Astorga, I entertain a confident belief that, by occupying the strong ground behind it, we should be able to cover the country in our rear, and might wait until it is seen what efforts the Spanish nation is disposed and determined to make in defence of the national independence.