The dispatches of ... the duke of Wellington, compiled by lieut. colonel Gurwood. [With] Suppl. to vol. 1/3 [and] Index. [With] Index

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Page 671 - DEAR SIR, — I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the...
Page 335 - I found not only their infantry, but their cavalry, encamped in a most formidable position, which, by the by, it would have been impossible for me to attack, if, when the infantry changed their front, they had taken care to occupy the only passage there was across the Kaitna. " When I found their whole army, and contemplated their position, of course I considered whether I should attack immediately, or should delay till the following morning. I determined upon the immediate attack, because I saw...
Page 320 - British cavalry, charged one large body of infantry, which had retired and was formed again, in which operation he was killed ; and some time elapsed before we could put an end to the straggling fire, which was kept up by individuals from the guns from which the enemy were driven. The enemy's cavalry also, which had been hovering round us throughout the action, were still near us.
Page 586 - In order to secure and improve the relations of amity and peace hereby established between the two states, it is agreed that accredited ministers from each shall reside at the court of the other.
Page 557 - Luckily, I happened to be at no great distance from them, and I was able to rally them and re-establish the battle. If I had not been there, I am convinced we should have lost the day.
Page 335 - Jalna ; and I have to observe, that this separation was necessary, — first, because both corps could not pass through the same defiles in one day ; secondly...
Page 337 - ... detained till that day was, that I might have the benefit of the assistance of his surgeons to dress my wounded soldiers, many of whom, after all, were not dressed for nearly a week, for want of the necessary number of medical men. I had also a long and difficult negotiation with the Nizam's sirdars, to induce them to admit my wounded into any of the Nizam's forts ; and I could not allow them to depart until I had settled that point. Besides, I knew that the enemy had passed the Ghaut, and that...
Page 336 - ... and the great loss we sustained was in these two bodies. Another evil which resulted from this mistake was the necessity of introducing the cavalry into the cannonade and the action long before it was time ; by which that corps lost many men, and its unity and efficiency, that I intended to bring forward in a close pursuit at the heel of the day.
Page 703 - I have ordered him to quit the Nizam's territories, and not to come near this army. The answer of the vakeel is natural. It is, " Where is a man to go, who is not...
Page 551 - I went out to push forward the pickets of the infantry to support the Mysore cavalry, and to take up the ground of our encampment, I could perceive distinctly a long line of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, regularly drawn up on the plains of Argaum, immediately in front of that village, and about six miles from this place, at which I intended to encamp.

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