Historical Record of the Forty-Fourth: Or the East Essex Regiment

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Gale & Polden, 1887 - 197 pages

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Page 88 - Upon breaking up the army which the field-marshal has had the honour of commanding, he begs leave again to return thanks to the general officers, and the officers and troops, for their uniform good conduct.
Page 167 - M'Wheeney, on his return, took the wounded man on his back, and brought him to a place of safety. This was under a very heavy fire. He was also the means of saving the life of Corporal Courtney.
Page 51 - ... and in disobedience of the said orders, suffering the regiment under his command to pass the redoubt where the fascines and ladders were lodged, and remaining at the head of the column for half an hour or upwards, without taking any steps to put the 44th regiment in possession of the fascines and ladders, in conformity with the said orders, knowing the period of attack to be momently approaching...
Page 9 - Though many months had elapsed since the battle, and though time, the fowls of the air, the beasts of the field, and wild men more savage than they, had done their worst, Halket was not without hopes of finding the remains of his father and his brother, as an Indian warrior assured him that he had seen an elderly officer drop dead beneath a large and remarkable tree, and a young subaltern, who hastened to his aid, fall mortally wounded across the body. After a long march through the woods, they approached...
Page 12 - Water, the following day constantly on foot, & the next Night under Arms, added to their being in want of Provision, having dropped what they had brought with them, in Order to lighten themselves, it was thought most adviseable to return to the landing Place, which we accordingly did, and upon our Arrival, there, about 8 that Morning, found the...
Page 49 - ... been made impracticable for any body of troops to pass. This line was strengthened by flank works, and had a canal of about four feet deep generally, but not altogether of an equal wi'dth; it was supposed to narrow towards their left; about eight heavy guns were in a position on this line.
Page 76 - Hamerton, perceiving that the lancers were rapidly advancing against his rear, and that any attempt to form square would be attended with imminent danger, instantly decided upon receiving them in line. The low thundering sound of their approach was heard by his men before a conviction they were French flashed across the minds of any but the old soldiers who had previously fired at them as they passed their flank. Hamerton's words of command were, "Rear rank, right about face! 1 '—"Make ready !''—(a...

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