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HISTORY

OF THE

WAR IN THE PENINSULA

AND IN THE

SOUTH OF FRANCE,

FROM THE YEAR 1807 TO THE YEAR 1814.

BY

MAJOR-GENERAL SIR W. F. P. NAPIER, K.C.B.

COLONEL 27TH REGIMENT,

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF

MILITARY SCIENCES.

NEW EDITION, REVISED BY THE AUTHOR.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:
THOMAS AND WILLIAM BOONE,

NEW BOND STREET.

MDCCCLXVII.

HARVARD
UN VERSITY

LIBARY

LONDON:

SAVILL, BDWABDS AND CO., PRINTERS, CHANDOS STBIBT,

COVENT GARDEN.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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Conquest of Valencia --Suchet's preparations described – Napoleon's

system eminently methodical-State of Valencia-Suchet invades that
province-Blake concentrates his force to fight—His advanced guard
put to flight by the French cavalry–He retires to the city of Valencia
-Siege of Saguntum—The French repulsed in an assault-Palombini
defeats Obispo near Segorbe-Harispe defeats C. O'Donnel at Bene-
guazil—Oropesa taken-The French batteries open against Saguntum

-Two assaults repulsed-Suchet's embarrassments—Operations on
his rear in Catalonia-Medas islands taken-Lacy proposes to form a
general depôt at Palamos— Discouraged by sir E. Pellew --- The
Spaniards blow up the works of Berga, and fix their chief depôt at
Busa-Description of that place—Lacy surprises the French in the
town of Igualada-Eroles takes a convoy near Jorbas—The French
quit the castle of Igualada and join the garrison of Montserrat—That

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