Historical Record of the 71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry: From Its Formation in 1777, Under the Title of the 73rd, Or McLeod's Highlanders, Up to the Year 1876

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Harrison and Sons, 1876 - 140 pages

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Page 66 - D'Abrantes in person, in which the enemy was certainly superior in cavalry and artillery, and in which not more than half of the British army was actually engaged, he has...
Page 103 - The Commander of the Forces once more requests the army to accept his thanks. " Although circumstances may alter the relations in which he has stood towards them for some years so much to his satisfaction, he assures them he will never cease to feel the warmest interest in their welfare and honour, and that he will be at all times happy to be of any service to those, to whose conduct, discipline and gallantry, their country is so much indebted.
Page 25 - This son of the bard has frequently revived the spirits of his countrymen, when drooping in a long march, by singing the humorous and lively productions of his father. He was killed by a cannon shot, and buried with military honours by his comrades the same evening.
Page 93 - You have sent me, among the trophies of your unrivalled fame, the staff of a French marshal ; and I send you, in return, that of England.
Page 68 - ... and wearied by long and rapid marches, were almost destitute of fuel to cook their victuals, and it was with extreme difficulty that they could procure shelter.
Page 111 - I acknowledge to feel an honest and, I trust, excusable exultation in having had the honour to command you on that day ; and in dispensing these medals, destined to record in your families the share you had in the ever memorable battle of Waterloo, it is a peculiar satisfaction to me that I can present them to those by whom they have been fairly and honourably earned, and that I can here solemnly declare that, in the course of that eventful day, I did not observe a soldier of this good regiment whose...
Page 61 - I meet you again, with replenished ranks, with good arms in your hands, and with stout hearts in your bosoms. " Look forward, officers and soldiers, to the achievement of new honours and the acquirement of fresh fame! "Officers! be the friends and guardians of these brave fellows committed to your charge!
Page 23 - Pcrambaucum, the spot so fatal to Colonel Baillie's detachment. "Perhaps there come not within the wide range of human imagination scenes more affecting, or circumstances more touching, than many of our army had that day to witness and to bear. On the very spot where they stood lay strewed amongst their feet the...
Page 23 - On the very spot where they stood lay strewed amongst their feet the relies of their dearest fellow soldiers and friends, who near twelve months before had been slain by the hands of those very inhuman monsters that now appeared a second time eager to complete the work of blood. One poor soldier, with the tear of affection glistening in his eye, picked up the decaying spatterdash of his valued brother, with the name yet entire upon it, which the tinge of blood and effects of weather had kindly spared....
Page 103 - ... 2. The share which the British army has had in producing these events, and the high character with which the army will quit this country, must be equally satisfactory to every individual belonging to it, as they are to the Commander of the Forces ; and he trusts that the troops will continue the same good conduct to the last. ' 3. The Commander of the Forces once more requests the army to accept his thanks.

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