Memorials of the Late War ...: Memoirs of the war of the French in Spain, by M. de Rocca. Narrative of the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny, and Waterloo. Death of Napoleon Bonaparte

Constable & Company, 1828

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Página 307 - Bnlow, upon the enemy's flank, was a most decisive one ; and even if I had not found myself in a situation to make the attack, which produced the final result, it would have forced the enemy to retire, if his attacks should have failed, and would have prevented him from taking advantage of them, if they should unfortunately have succeeded.
Página 305 - ... pieces of cannon, with their ammunition, which fell into our hands. I continued the pursuit till long after dark, and then discontinued it only on account of the fatigue of our troops, who had been engaged during twelve hours, and because I found myself on the same road with marshal Blucher, who assured me of his intention to follow the enemy throughout the night...
Página 303 - Marshal had promised me that, in case we should be attacked, he would support me with one or more corps, as might be necessary. The enemy collected his army, with the exception of the third corps, which had been sent to observe Marshal Blucher, on a range of heights in our front, in the course of the night of the 17th and yesterday morning; and at about ten o'clock he commenced a furious attack upon our post at Hougomont.
Página 301 - Bras. The Prince of Orange immediately reinforced this brigade with another of the same division, under General Perponcher, and in the morning early regained part of the ground which had been lost, so as to have the command of the communication leading from Nivelles and Bruxelles, with Marshal Blucher's position.
Página 302 - Nivelles, and had its right thrown back to a ravine near Merke Braine, which was occupied, and its left extended to a height above the hamlet Ter la Haye, which was likewise occupied.
Página 306 - I am also particularly indebted to General Lord Hill for his assistance and conduct upon this, as upon all former occasions. " The artillery and engineer departments...
Página 303 - Macdonald, and afterwards of Colonel Home ; and I am happy to add that it was maintained throughout the day with the utmost gallantry by these brave troops, notwithstanding the repeated efforts of large bodies of the enemy to obtain possession of it.
Página 302 - Bras upon Genappe, and thence upon Waterloo the next morning, the 17th, at ten o'clock.
Página 301 - Bruxelles; and, on the same evening, the 15th. attacked a brigade of the army of the Netherlands, under the Prince de Weimar, posted at Frasne, and forced it back to the farm house, on the same road, called Les Quatre Bras.
Página 289 - The present ministers will provisionally form the council of the government. The interest which I take in my son induces me to invite the Chambers to form, without delay, the regency by a law. " Unite all for the public safety, in order to remain an independent nation. (Signed) NAPOLEON.

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