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3rd Guards Admiral afterwards aide-de-camp Alexander Andrew Wood appointed armour arms army artillery attack battalion battle bayonet boats brave brigade of Guards British Buchan cannon Captain capture castle cavalry Charles Chevalier Coldstream Colonel command Constable corps D'Artagnan defeat died Douglas Dragoons Duke Duke of Cumberland Earl Earl of Buchan Edinburgh enemy England English Ensign ensued expedition fell fire fleet Foot Guards force France French gallant garrison Grenadiers hand head Henry Highlanders honour Horse Hougomont infantry James James Wolfe Keith killed King king's knights land Largo Lauriston letter Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel Lieutenant-General Lord Louis Major-General Mameluke marched Marshal ment military muskets officer Prince Quebec regiment retreat Royal sailed says Scotland Scots Fusilier Guards Scots Guards Scottish sent sergeants served ships siege Sir Andrew Wood Sir John soldiers squadron Stephen Bull Stewart sword Toussoun town troops Viscount of Narbonne Wahabees William Wolfe wounded
Page 175 - The paths of glory lead but to the grave " — must have seemed at such a moment fraught with mournful meaning. At the close of the recitation Wolfe added, "Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec.
Page 352 - It gives me the greatest satisfaction to assure your Lordship, that the army never upon any occasion conducted itself better. The division of guards, under Lieutenant-General Cooke, who is severely wounded, Major-General Maitland and Major-General Byng, set an example which was followed by all ; and there is no officer, nor description of troops, that did not behave well.
Page 249 - Reigns that which would be fear'd : 'tis much he dares ; And, to that dauntless temper of his mind, He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour To act in safety.
Page 352 - I am happy to add that it was maintained throughout the day with the utmost gallantry by these brave troops, notwithstanding the repeated efforts of large bodies of the enemy to obtain possession of it.
Page 343 - The left wing now advanced, firing ; a most determined charge, by the three companies of guards, and the 87th regiment, supported by all the remainder of the wing, decided the defeat of General Laval's division. " The eagle of the 8th regiment of light infantry, which suffered immensely, and a howitzer, rewarded this charge, and remained in. possession of Major Gough, of the 87th regiment.
Page 168 - In this situation, there is such a choice of difficulties that I own myself at a loss how to determine. The affairs of Great Britain, I know, require the most vigorous measures ; but then the courage of a handful of brave men should be exerted only where there is some hope of a favourable event.
Page 353 - ... shoulder, which obliged him to quit the field. It gives me the greatest satisfaction to assure your Lordship that the army never, upon any occasion, conducted itself better. The division of Guards under...
Page 171 - How stands the glass around? For shame, ye take no care, my boys ! How stands the glass around?
Page 153 - ... rendered it necessary for the invaders to land at some distance from the town. From the defensive precautions which the enemy had adopted, this operation was attended with considerable difficulty ; but...