History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volume 1; Volume 9

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1879
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Page 353 - Wayne, and it must in Justice be allow'd to his Credit, as well as to all Acting under his Orders, that no Instance of Inhumanity was shown to any of the unhappy Captives — No one was unnecessarily put to the Sword or wantonly wounded.
Page 47 - There, on the morning of Sunday, the tenth of June, a day long kept sacred by the too faithful adherents of a bad cause, was born the most unfortunate of princes, destined to seventy-seven years of exile and wandering, of vain projects, of honours more galling than insults, and of hopes such as make the heart sick.
Page 360 - ... Permission to recite further Proofs, since the Militia were embodied, of their readiness and good Will to aid and assist the public Service — a Piece of Justice I owe them. — About ten Weeks ago the Commanding Engineer applyed for a daily Working Party from the Garrison of 500 Men for compleating the hither Line of Defence agreeable to the Orders that were left with him by Sir Henry Clinton, from the North to the East River — As that Number could not be given without making the Duty of...
Page 353 - ... Inhumanity was shown to any of the unhappy Captives — No one was unnecessarily put to the Sword or wantonly wounded. — Our Loss in Killed is not yet ascertained, but it is thought to be trifling, and the Number of Wounded amounts only to one Captain, four Subalterns...
Page 376 - Roehambeau in like manner attended. The captive army approached, moving slowly in column with grace and precision. Universal silence was observed amidst the vast concourse, and the utmost decency prevailed...
Page 376 - Returning to the head of the column, it again moved under the guidance of Lincoln to the field selected for the conclusion of the ceremony. Every eye was turned, searching for the British commander in chief, anxious to look at that man, heretofore so much the object of their dread. All were disappointed. Cornwallis held himself back from the humiliating scene; obeying sensations which his great character ought to have stifled.
Page 285 - Maxwell, drew up in the farther gardens. The exertions of the workmen and artillery were wonderful. The batteries were soon in a state for the fire-faggots to operate ; and the flames spread with astonishing rapidity into every part. The column of fire and smoke which rolled from the works, beautifully illuminated the troops and neighbouring objects, forming altogether a coup d cdl not possible to be described.
Page 355 - till Thursday last when a most Extraordinary Attempt was made to take by Assault the Post of Paulis Hook that has been occupied by the King's Troops ever since they took Possession of New York. — It is on the Jersey shore opposite to this Town and considered as an Appendage to it. I am sorry to say the Enterprize, bold as it was, succeeded but too well, and little to the Honor of the Defendants. — That your Lordship may judge of the Strength of this Post, from its Natural Situation, and from...
Page 286 - The showers of shot and shells which were now directed from their land-batteries, the batteringships, and, on the other hand, from the various works of the garrison, exhibited a scene, of which perhaps neither the pen nor the pencil can furnish a competent idea. It is sufficient to say that...
Page 376 - He had been unfortunate, not from any false step or deficiency of exertion on his part, but from the infatuated policy of his superior, and the united power of his enemy, brought to bear upon him alone. "^ There was nothing with which he could reproach himself ; there was nothing with which he could reproach his brave and faithful army : why not, then, appear at its head in the day of misfortune, as he had always done in the day of triumph ? The British general in this instance deviated from his...

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