History of the King's German Legion, Volume 2

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Thomas and William Boone, 1837

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Page 427 - 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 378 - ... 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 239 - ... 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 473 - 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 60 - 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 Guarena, which river he...
Page 11 - 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 471 - 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 159 - 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 215 - ... passing on the great road from Villa Real to Villa Franca, and he occupied in considerable force some very strong ground on the right of the great road, and of the river Oria, in front of the village of Olaverria, and about a mile and an half from Villa Franca.
Page 288 - Baron Alten, and the brigade of German cavalry, were to observe the enemy on the lower part of the canal, and to draw their attention to that quarter by threatening the tetes de pont, while Lieut. General Sir Rowland Hill was to do the same on the suburb on the left of the Garonne.

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