Trial of lieutenant general John Whitelocke commander in chief of the expedition against Buenos Ayres, by court-martial, held in Chelsea college. Taken verbatim in short hand, by a student of Middle Temple (Google eBook)

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1808
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Page 2 - ... into several brigades and parts, and ordered the whole to be unloaded, and no firing to be permitted on any account ; and, under this order, to march into the principal streets of the town unprovided with proper and...
Page 221 - The town was thus nearly invested, and this disposition of the Army, and the circumstances of the town and suburbs being divided into squares of one hundred and forty yards each side, together with the knowledge that the Enemy meant to occupy the flat roofs of the houses, gave rise to the following plan of attack.
Page 2 - Regiment in the skill and courage of their Officers, being unbecoming and disgraceful to his character as an Officer, prejudicial to good order and Military discipline, and contrary to the Articles of War.
Page 226 - Bathurst, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.
Page 215 - General, for my information ; and you will strictly adhere to His Majesty's Regulations, in regard to the pay, clothing, and appointments of the troops ; and your special attention must necessarily be directed to their discipline, and to the interior economy of the different corps, which is so essential, not only to the comfort of the soldier, but to the preservation of his health under every change of climate to which he may be exposed.
Page 221 - ... yards each side, together with the knowledge that the enemy meant to occupy the flat roofs of the houses, gave rise to the following plan of attack. Brigadier-General Sir Samuel...
Page 2 - Whitelocke in making such an offensive and unusual demand, tending to exasperate the inhabitants of Buenos Ayres, to produce and encourage a spirit of resistance to his Majesty's arms, to exclude the hope of amicable accommodation, and to increase the difficulties of the service with which he was intrusted, acted in a manner unbecoming his duty as an officer, prejudicial to military discipline, and contrary to the Articles of War.
Page 2 - Video, which had been committed to his charge ; and which, at the period of the treaty and abandonment, was well and sufficiently garrisoned, and provided against attack, and which was not, at such period, in a state of blockade or siege : such conduct...
Page 2 - July the 10th, that the enemy meant to occupy the flat roofs of the houses, he did nevertheless, in the said attack, divide his forces into several brigades and parts, and ordered the whole to be unloaded, and no firing to be permitted on any account: and under this order to march into the principal streets of the town, unprovided with proper and...
Page 2 - Licutenant-General did not make, although it was in his power, any effectual attempt by his own personal exertion or otherwise, to co-operate with, or support, the different divisions of the army under his command, when engaged with the enemy in the streets of Buenos Ayres on the 5th of July...

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