The vicissitudes of a soldier's life; or, A series of occurrences from 1806 to 1815

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sold, 1827 - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 227 pages
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Page 161 - Alva, in front of the enemy's line, which the enemy made repeated attempts to regain. The difficult nature of the country prevented the communication between our different columns moving to the attack from their stations...
Page 161 - Vittoria, the left of which rested upon the heights which end at Puebla de Arlanzon, and extended from thence across the valley of Zadora, in front of the village of Arunez. They occupied with the right of the centre a height which commanded the valley of Zadora, and the right...
Page 167 - Abercromby, of the quartermaster-general's department. It was impossible for the movements of any troops to be conducted with more spirit and regularity than those of...
Page 181 - Sir Rowland Hill. They withdrew from his front in the night, and yesterday took up a strong position, with two divisions, to cover their rear in the pass of Dona Maria.
Page 164 - Graham, if his support had been required. The enemy had a division of infantry and some cavalry advanced on the great road from Vittoria to Bilboa, resting their right on some strong heights covering the village of Gamarra Major.
Page 161 - Alava to attack the left. The enemy, however, having weakened his line to strengthen his detachment in the hills, abandoned his position in the valley as soon as he saw our disposition to attack it, and...
Page 177 - Two divisions of the centre of the enemy's army attacked Sir Rowland Hill's position in the Puerto de Maya, at the head of the valley of Bastan, in the afternoon of the same day. The brunt of the action fell upon major-general Pringle's and major-general Walker's brigades in the second division, under the command of lieutenant-general the honourable William Stewart.
Page 101 - ... too late a period, it is to be hoped, to be of much use to them. It is impossible to form a conjecture of the amount of the enemy's loss in this action ; but from all reports it is very considerable. We have taken from them eleven pieces of cannon, several ammunition waggons, two eagles, and six colours ; and one general, three colonels, three lieutenant-colonels, 130 officers of inferior rank, and between six and seven thousand soldiers are prisoners ; and our detachments are sending in more...
Page 161 - The enemy, aware of the importance of this post, sent successively strong reinforcements for maintaining it ; while, on the other hand; detachment after detachment of British troops were ordered to the attack, and a severe conflict ensued, which ended in the allies obtaining possession of the heights.
Page 222 - Since the enemy's .retreat from the Nivelle, they had occupied a position in front of Bayonne, which had been entrenched with great labour since the battle fought at Vittoria in June last. It. appears to be under the fire of the works of the place ; the right rests upon the Adour, and the front in this part is covered by a morass, occasioned by a rivulet which falls into the Adour. The right of the centre rests upon this same morass...

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