On The Road With Wellington: The Diary of a War Commissary in the Peninsular Campaigns

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Frontline Books, May 31, 1999 - History - 448 pages
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As a classic work and out of print for many years, August Schaumann''s diaries provide a graphic and vivi d account of campaigning life during the Peninsular Wars.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Perilous Disembarkation in Maceira BayHow Mr Augustus starts His Career as a Commissary
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CHAPTER 2 How Mr Augustus goes into Camp suffers many Hardships there and ultimately Marches towards Spain
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CHAPTER 3 Experiences on the March into SpainFrom Queluz to AbrantesThe Sojourn in AbrantesThe Rainy Season beginsGeneral MooreMarch t...
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CHAPTER 4 A March in very bad weather over the San Miguel RangeThe Passage of the TagusArrival at Castel BrancoSojourn in Castel Branco Part...
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CHAPTER 5 How Mr Augustus reaches the Spanish FrontierEntrance into SpainThe National Character and CostumeWretched Prospects
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CHAPTER 6 Quarters in SalamancaMr Augustus gives up the 32nd Regiment and is sent to LedesmaDuties in LedesmaSpanish PatriotismGeneral Ber...
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CHAPTER 7 How Mr Augustus baked Biscuits in Zamora leads a Merry Life and ultimately DecampsThe fortified Town of BeneventeA Cavalry Fig...
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CHAPTER 8 Troubles in AstorgaFlightThe Great Retreat beginsEvents in VillafrancaInsubordination increasesThe Town is Plundered and the Retreat...
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CHAPTER 16 Unpleasant Duties in CeaDon Louis BernardoLife in Cea and other CuriositiesThoughts about the FutureMr Augustus grows Economic...
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CHAPTER 17 The Battle of BusacoThe French are Repulsed with heavy SlaughterMassena envelops our Left WingTransferred as Commissary to the ...
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CHAPTER 18 How Mr Augustus runs many risks with the Outposts and with Foraging Parties but lives a Happy Life all the sameRetreat of the Frenc...
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CHAPTER 19 We leave our CantonmentsFlight of the FrenchWe occupy new Cantonments in SpainMr Augustus is promoted to Lieutenant in the 7t...
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CHAPTER 20 We strike Camp againBattle of Fuentes Onora AlmeidaThe Army returns to its Quarters
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CHAPTER 21 How Mr Augustus goes on the March again and suffers all kinds of HardshipsHe crosses the Tagus goes to Niza and camps beyond Po...
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CHAPTER 22 Further Proceedings at the Quinta de AgilaThe French make preparations to Victual the Fortress of Ciudad RodrigaWe suddenly strike ...
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CHAPTER 23 Arrival in CovilhaaOur happy Life thereThe Ague gets worseMr Augustus goes to Lisbon on Sickleave and is ordered to SicilyLife in ...
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CHAPTER 9 The Position of the English ArmyThe French Refuse to FightWe suddenly DecampThe Danger we Ran TherebyWe Take to our HeelsS...
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CHAPTER 10 How Mr Augustus received Orders to go to Portugal and with a heavy Heart leaves EnglandLife in LisbonPortugals Political Condition...
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CHAPTER 11 Collecting ForageThe March into SpainHeat and Dust by Day Cold and Dew at NightBivouac at PlasenciaWe Unite with the Spanish A...
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CHAPTER 12 An Unsuccessful AttackMr Augustus lives from Hand to Mouth and goes out LootingGeneral Venegass InsubordinationGreat and Blo...
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CHAPTER 13 The English Army leaves TalaveraThe Crossing of the Tagus near ArzobispoA difficult March across the MountainsCondition of the ...
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CHAPTER 14 ElvasCommissary in ViçosaHeavy DutiesMr Augustus is made an Assistant CommissaryHow he travels about the Province of Alemtejo...
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CHAPTER 15 New Cantonments and Unpleasant DutiesThe Cavalry Horses are still thinMr Augustus is Harassed on all sides but Defends himself like...
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CHAPTER 24 How Mr Augustus Travels from Lisbon to MadridOn the Way he has to Stop at Truxillo and Take Charge of a Large Stores DepôtHo...
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CHAPTER 25 How Mr Augustus functions as Commissary to the 9th Light DragoonsThe Regiment leaves Portugal The Return to LisbonHe is install...
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CHAPTER 26 The Battle of Vittoria
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CHAPTER 27 March to PampelunaFight in the PyreneesLife in Olite and Oscotz during the Blockade of Pampeluna St Sebastian is taken by StormPa...
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CHAPTER 28 We leave St PéCantonments in HasparenBayonne is BesiegedMr Augustus falls IllHe acts the part of a Justice of the Peace
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CHAPTER 29 How Mr Augustus travels through a Portion of the South of France finds the 18th Hussars at Mezin continues his Journey and is statio...
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