Life, Military and Civil, of the Duke of Wellington: Digested from the Materials of W.H. Maxwell, and in Part Re-written by an Old Soldier with Some Account of His Public Funeral

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H.G. Bohn, 1852 - Generals - 497 pages
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Page 496 - Believe me, nothing except a battle lost, can be half so melancholy as a battle won...
Page 480 - Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.
Page 96 - It is as well as it is. I had rather it should go out of the field with me ;" and in that manner, so becoming to a soldier, Moore was borne from the fight.
Page 107 - If General Murray had then fallen boldly in upon the disordered crowds, their discomfiture would have been complete ; but he suffered column after column to pass him, without even a cannon shot, and seemed fearful lest they should turn and push him into the river.
Page 71 - The enemy afterwards made an attempt to recover a part of his artillery by attacking the 71st and 82d regiments, which were halted in a valley in which it had been taken. These regiments retired from the low grounds in the valley to the heights, where they halted, faced about, fired, and advanced upon the enemy, who had by that time arrived in the low ground, and they thus obliged him to retire with great loss.
Page 142 - ... across the great valley of Aruda, a double line of abattis was drawn ; not composed, as is usual, of the limbs of trees, but of full-grown oaks and chestnuts, dug up with all their roots and branches, dragged, by main force, for several hundred yards, and then reset and crossed, so that no human strength could break through. Breast-works, at convenient distances, to defend this line of trees, were...
Page 69 - Hill was moved to the centre of the mountain, on which the great body of the infantry had been posted, as a support to these troops, and as a reserve to the whole army ; in addition to this support, these troops had that of the cavalry in the rear of their right. " The enemy's attack began in several columns upon the whole of the troops on this height ; on the left, they advanced, notwithstanding the fire of the riflemen, close to the 50th regiment, and they were checked and driven back only by the...
Page 36 - The honest killadar did all he could to detain me at Chinnoor, but I was not to be prevailed upon to stop, and even went so far as to threaten to hang a great man sent to show me the road, who manifested an inclination to show me a good road to a different place.
Page 70 - On the right of the position they were repulsed by the bayonets of the 97th regiment, which corps was successfully supported by the 2d battalion 52d regiment, which, by an advance in column, took the enemy in flank.

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