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Annals of the Peninsular Campaigns, by the Author of Cyril Thornton
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advance arms arrived artillery Astorga attack battery battle BATTLE OF CORUNNA Benevente besiegers body bridge brigade British army Cadiz Catalonia cavalry chap chap.vii Colonel column command commenced corps Corunna crossed Cuesta December defeat defence despatched detachment directed division driven effect efforts enemy enemy's fire flank force French army Frere front gain possession Gallicia garrison guns head-quarters heights hope hundred immediately infantry inhabitants January junction Lord Wellington loss Lugo Madrid Marshal Soult Massena ment Miquelets Mortier mountains movement Napoleon night occupied operations Oporto Paget Palafox passed Placentia Portugal Portuguese position prisoners reached rear Reding regiment resistance retired retreat river road Romana Salamanca siege Sir Arthur Wellesley Sir David Baird Sir John Moore soldiers Spain Spaniards Spanish army succeeded success Suchet suffered Supreme Junta surrender Tagus Talavera thousand tion took town troops Valencia Victor Vigo Villa Franca wounded Zaragoza
Page 93 - 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 281 - When I shall show myself beyond" the Pyrenees, the frightened leopard will fly to the ocean, to avoid shame, defeat, and death. The triumph of my arms will be the triumph of the genius of good, over that of evil; of moderation, order, and morality, over civil war, anarchy, and the bad passions.
Page 98 - No coffin could be procured, and the officers of his staff wrapped the body, dressed as it was, in a military cloak and blankets. The interment was hastened : for about eight in the morning some firing was heard, and the officers feared that if a serious attack...
Page 96 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" "I hope my country will do me justice!
Page 96 - He then thanked the doctors for their attention. Captains Percy and Stanhope came into the room ; he spoke kindly to both, and asked Percy if all his aides-de-camp were well. He pressed my hand close to his body, and, in a few minutes, died without a struggle.
Page 327 - I make known and declare that all magistrates and persons in authority, who shall remain in the villages or towns, after having received orders from the military officer to remove from them, and all persons, of whatever class they may be, who shall maintain the least communication with, or aid and assist...
Page 107 - Coruna to this place and Astorga is remarkably good, although mountainous; and, with the sea open to us, we should be able to receive with facility such reinforcements and supplies as the British government might deem it proper to send.
Page 13 - Lisbon — covera country where there is a British interest — act as a diversion in favour of Spain, if the French -detach a force against me — and am ready to return to the assistance of the Spaniards, should circumstances -again render it eligible.
Page 50 - I am unwilling to enlarge upon a subject in which my feelings must be CHAP. stifled, or expressed at the risk of offence, which, with such an interest at stake, I should feel unwilling to excite, but this much I must say, that if the British army had been sent abroad for the express purpose of doing the utmost possible mischief to the Spanish cause, with the single exception of not firing a shot against their troops, they would, according to the measures now announced as about to be pursued, have...
Page 106 - Romana; and, if you judged it proper by a flank movement to join us in the neighbourhood of Astorga, I entertain a confident belief that, by occupying the strong ground behind it, we should be able to cover the country in our rear, and might wait until it is seen what efforts the Spanish nation is disposed and determined to make in defence of the national independence.