History of Thos. Farrington's Regiment: Subsequently Designated the 29th (Worcestershire) Foot, 1694 to 1891

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Littlebury, 1891 - 598 pages
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Page 218 - ... be adjudged guilty of felony, and shall suffer death as in cases of felony without benefit of clergy.
Page 443 - ... life. I bivouacked with the men, without food or covering, and our nights are bitter cold. A burning camp in our front, our brave fellows lying down under a heavy cannonade, which continued during the whole night, mixed with the wild cries of the Sikhs, our English hurrah, the tramp of men, and the groans of the dying. In this state with a handful of men, who had carried the batteries the night before, I remained till morning, taking very short intervals of rest by lying down with various regiments...
Page 323 - ... by the incessant vigour of the attack, to the farthest edge of the hill. In vain did the French reserves...
Page 19 - ... a stump, the height of the stool, with its end cut to a round and blunt point, was then driven into the ground near the post before mentioned, and the stool being taken away, the bare heel of the sufferer was made to rest upon the stump, which though it did not break the skin put him to great...
Page 97 - Regiment which may at all times be useful towards recruiting the Regiment. But as the completing of the several Regiments now generally so deficient, is in the present Crisis of the most important national concern ; you will on this occasion use the utmost possible...
Page 154 - Persevere, my brave lads, in your duty! Continue the action with spirit for the honour of our king and country ; and remember my last words: THE COLOURS OF THE BRUNSWICK SHALL NEVER BE STRUCK.
Page 277 - He spoke to the hearts of his soldiers ; he told them he flogged those men not alone because they deserved it ; but that he might deprive them of the honour of going into action with their comrades in the morning, and that he might not prevent the guard who was stationed over them from participating in it. The regiment was in much too high a state of discipline to admit of a word being said, but they were repeated all the evening from mouth to mouth ; and the poor fellows who were flogged declared...
Page 97 - Idea, and endeavour by all means in your power to cultivate and improve that connection so as to create a mutual attachment between the County and the Regiment which may at all times be useful towards recruiting the Regiment.
Page 64 - On the people's assembling again," says Capt. P., " to take away the dead bodies, the soldiers, supposing them coming to attack them, were making ready to fire again, which I prevented, by striking up their fire-locks with my hand. Immediately after, a townsman came and told me that 4 or 5000 people were assembled in the next street, and had sworn to take my life, with every man's with me; on which I judged it unsafe to remain there any longer, and therefore sent the party and sentry to the main...
Page 64 - ... expecting an attack, as there was a constant cry of the inhabitants, ' To arms, to arms, turn out with your guns,' and the town drums beating to arms. I ordered my drum to beat to arms, and being soon after joined by the several companies of the 29th regiment, I formed them as the guard, into street firings.

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