Letters from Head-quarters: Or, The Realities of the War in the Crimea, 2. kötet

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J. Murray, 1856
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270. oldal - Arabat, and engaged the fort (mounting thirty guns) for an hour and a half, at the end of which time a shell blew up the enemy's magazine; the ships having been ordered to keep at shell range, and being well handled, had...
368. oldal - ... telegraphic despatch, received last night from the Minister for War, dated 30th June :— " I conveyed your sad intelligence to the Queen. Her Majesty received it with profound grief. Inform the army that Her Majesty has learnt, -with the deepest sorrow, this great misfortune which has befallen the army in the loss of its late distinguished Commander-in-Chief. " The country has been deprived of a brave and accomplished soldier, a true and devoted patriot, and an honourable and disinterested subject.
276. oldal - Having concerted measures with M. de Sedaiges, commanding the French steamers, I proceeded at 3 AM in the Recruit with the vessels and boats, and accompanied by the lightest French steamers (M. de Sedaiges being on board one of them), towing their launches. Having anchored the Recruit...
430. oldal - ... two feet of water under their keels), were soon obliged to surrender. The casualties in the fleet were very few, but the enemy had 45 killed and 130 wounded. A steam squadron, under...
279. oldal - Horton, of the Ardent, accompanied by a French officer with similar orders, at daylight this morning, to demand the surrender of the place, on exactly the same terms as those offered by us at Taganrog ; and I desired him to express to the authorities the earnest hope of myself and of the French senior officer that they would not oblige us to resort to measures which would endanger the whole town, as our object was to destroy all contraband of war, but to respect private property. 2. At the expiration...
275. oldal - Medina,' with the twelve armed launches of the lineof-battle-ships, hove in sight; this most welcome and opportune reinforcement of exactly the description of force required for the purpose in view rendered success certain, and not long after the French steamers, with launches in tow, arrived. " 4. Having concerted measures with M. de Sedaiges, commanding the French steamers, I proceeded at 3 AM in the 'Recruit,' with the vessels and boats, and accompanied by the lightest French steamers (M.
433. oldal - The recruits that were sent out from England, barely trained to fire off their rifles properly, were constantly drilled, and practised both in firing and manoeuvring in the field, so that by the spring a finer body of troops could not have been found in Europe than those who formed the British force under Sir William Codrington's command. Well fed, well clothed, and well sheltered, with no harassing duty to perform, the English soldiers were a great contrast to those of the previous winter; no one...
276. oldal - ... the ships; the inhabitants to withdraw, except those appointed by the authorities to open the stores and assist us ; any approach of troops, or any infraction of these terms, if accepted, to be considered as cancelling them, and to be punished with instant bombardment ; one hour to be allowed for a decision, and no modification of the terms to be entertained. At the expiration of the hour Lieutenant Horton and the French officer were informed that the Governor refused the terms, and that, having...
279. oldal - French boat, states the number of troops in the town to have been 3200, of which 800 arrived last night. " 11. A Russian war schooner, which had been run on shore near the town and abandoned, was set fire to and burnt, and so was a large raft of timber. The wreck of a large vessel (a sort of guardship), which we observed to be fired by the enemy, and blown up on our first appearance in Taganrog Roads, was visited, but was found to be already effectually destroyed. " Many large buildings had the black...
268. oldal - Of the 40 vessels sunk last year, some still remain, and a French steamer touched upon one of them yesterday. It appears that the enemy did not succeed in destroying the coals, either at Kertch or Yenikale, so that about 17,000 tons remain, which will be available for our steamers.