The Battle of Waterloo: Containing the Accounts Published by Authority, British and Foreign, and Other Relative Documents, with Circumstantial Details, Previous and After the Battle, from a Variety of Authentic and Original Sources : to which is Added an Alphabetical List of the Officers Killed and Wounded, from 15th to 26th June, 1815, and the Total Loss of Each Regiment
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Page 92 - Waterloo, has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty...
Page 52 - My political life is terminated, and I proclaim my son under the title of Napoleon II., Emperor of the French.
Page 8 - Sainte, as the detachment of the light battalion of the legion which occupied it had expended all its ammunition, and the enemy occupied the only communication there was with them. The enemy repeatedly charged our infantry with his cavalry, but these attacks were uniformly unsuccessful, and they afforded opportunity to our cavalry to charge ; in one of which, Lord E.
Page 65 - ... and it was utterly impossible to rally a single corps. The enemy, who perceived this astonishing confusion, immediately attacked with their cavalry, and increased the disorder, and such was the confusion, owing to night coming on, that it was impossible to rally the troops, and point out to them their error. Thus a battle terminated, a day of false manoeuvres rectified, the greatest success ensured for the next day, — all was lost by a moment of panic terror.
Page 18 - Prussian columns, so that only two brigades of the 4th corps had arrived at the covered position which was assigned to them. The decisive moment was come ; there was not an instant to be lost. The generals did not suffer it to escape. They resolved immediately to begin the attack with the troops which they had at hand.
Page 36 - Chief of the General Staff of the French army; the Count de Bondy, Prefect of the Department of the Seine, being furnished with the full powers of his Excellency, the Marshal Prince of Echmuhl, Commander in Chief of the French army on one side; and MajorGeneral Baron Muffling...
Page 61 - Blucher, who was going towards Wavre, where he appeared to wish to take a position. At ten o'clock in the evening, the English army occupied Mount St.
Page 20 - ... hurrah ! and an instant after, the town was ours. It was here that, among ma.ny other equipages, the carriage of Napoleon was taken : he had just left it to mount on horseback, and, in his hurry, had forgotten in it his sword and hat.
Page 13 - Blucher resolved to give battle ; Lord Wellington having already put in motion, to support him, a strong division of his army, as well as his whole reserve, stationed in the environs of Brussels, and the fourth corps of the Prussian army being also on the point of arriving.