Narratives of some passages in the great war with France, from 1799 to 1810 (Google eBook)

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Page 248 - Regiment, Haviland Smith, O'Callaghan, and Lowry Cole. Sir John Stuart " seemed to be rather a spectator than a person much or the person most interested in the result of the conflict. He formed no plan, declared no intention, and scarcely did he trouble himself to give an order. . . . As I found that I could get no orders from him, I made it my business to go round to the leaders of our several brigades, to give them what information I could, and try to supply their wants.
Page 46 - Dundas was a tall, spare man, crabbed and austere, dry in his looks and demeanour. He had made his way from a poor condition (he told me himself that he walked from Edinburgh to London to enter himself as a fireworker in the artillery) ; and there were peculiarities in his habits and style which excited some ridicule among young officers. But though it appeared a little out of fashion, there was " much care and valour in that Scotchman"' (Narratives of some Passages in the Great War tcith France,...
Page 164 - Mediterranean, with their arms, artillery, baggage, and effects, at the expence of the allied powers. The embarkation of the said French and auxiliary troops shall take place as soon as possible, but at the latest within fifteen days from the date of the ratification of the present convention. It is also agreed, that the said troops shall be conveyed to the French ports abovementioned by the most direct and expeditious route.
Page 329 - a short, square, hardy little man, with a countenance that told at once the determined fortitude of his nature ' (Narrative of tome Passafff* in the Great War).
Page 45 - Abercrombie was a noble chieftain. Mild in manner, resolute in, mind, frank, unassuming, just, inflexible in what he deemed to be right, valiant as the Cid, liberal and loyal as the prowest of Black Edward's knights. An honest, fearless, straightforward man ; and withal sagacious and well-skilled in his business as a soldier.
Page vii - Our army was lax in its discipline, entirely without system, and very weak in numbers. Each Colonel of a regiment managed it according to his own notions, or neglected it altogether. There was no uniformity of drill or movement; professional pride was rare; professional knowledge still more so.
Page 165 - Sulkosky, and the gate of the Pyramids, of the town of Gizah, shall be delivered up to the allied army. The line of advanced posts of the armies, respectively, shall be fixed by Commissioners named for this purpose, and the most positive orders shall be given that these shall not be encroached upon, in order to avoid all disputes ; and if any shall arise, they are to be determined in an amicable manner.
Page 418 - I have the honour to be, my Lord, Tour Lordship's most obedient humble servant, ( Si ned ) *XF^ J - H - CRAIG.
Page 168 - Alexandria, and he shall be at liberty to accept of it for the French and auxiliary forces (both naval and military) which may be with him at the abovementioned place, provided his acceptance of it...
Page 154 - America, the capitulations of Saratoga and Yorktown, and the more recent disasters of our troops in Flanders and Holland had fixed a deep distrust in the public mind of our military men. It was believed that our commanders, nay, even...

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