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Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, by the Survivor [T. Fernyhough]
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Admiral Admiral Berkeley appeared army arrived attack August Barracks Beresford boat brigade British brother officers Buenos Ayres Cadiz Cape Captain F coast Colonel Commander-in-chief commenced convoy copies dear brother dear Sir Donegal duty embarked enemy enemy's England English expect feel fire French fleet frigate Gibraltar guns hear honour hope Horse Guards informed island John join June land Lavinia leave letter Lichfield Lieutenant F Lisbon Longport Lord Wellington Lord William Stuart Major-General Stewart Malta ment morning night ninety-fifth regiment obliged observed orders Portsmouth Portugal prisoners quarters received remain retreat Robert Calder royal marines Rugeley sail Salamanca second lieutenancy sent servant seventy-first ship shore Shorncliff shot signal Sir Home Popham soldiers soon Spaniards Spanish Spithead squadron Stafford stood suffered third battalion town troops Uttoxeter weighed anchor William Stewart wind wish wounded
Page 226 - We travelled the whole of that night, our army in full retreat, and the French in close pursuit; the weather miserably wet and cold, and the roads so drenched, that it was up to the middle in mud; the animals were knocked up, and I unfortunately fell into the hands of the enemy,
Page 250 - they had difficulties to contend with on their left, which did not fall under my observation, as the enemy's fieldpieces in that direction were masked. The utmost cordiality existed between the two services; and I shall ever feel obliged to Colonel John, for his ready co-operation in every thing that was proposed.
Page 222 - I was taken ill in the beginning of August last, but continued with my regiment for some days, in the hope of getting better, until we arrived near Madrid. I was then very ill, and had become so weak, that I frequently fainted when endeavouring to mount my horse. The surgeon at last ordered me into the rear, and with much difficulty I reached
Page 224 - lay with his head upon my legs, having died in that position during the night preceding, and I was too weak to remove his body ; I could not
Page 101 - remained on their parole, and as the number of officers is much greater on one side, and of men on the other, it is agreed, that the whole shall be exchanged for the whole; the English transports returning to the place of their destination as cartels, and to be guaranteed as such, by the Spanish government, from
Page 229 - thought very dainty, believe me, and devoured when first given to me, in no small quantity, which nearly put an end to my sufferings. I mention the following occurrence, in justice to the Spanish women; two girls, daughters of the principal person of the village, (a baker,) notwithstanding the threat of punishment to those who should relieve me, absolutely did, two or three times, bring me
Page 224 - myself, I was so reduced. In this suffering state I continued to exist, which I attribute to some rum, of which I drank a
Page 226 - to some rum, of which I drank a considerable quantity from a Frenchman's canteen, who was humane enough to let me do so, when I
Page 100 - then popping his head out of a window, and firing upon the English, then withdrawing himself till again ready to fire. One of this man's shots fell very near the grenadier, who picked it up, put it into his own musket, in addition to the charge, and when the Spaniard appeared again from his