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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the ...
William Francis Patrick Napier
No preview available - 2016
Abrantes affairs Alemtejo Almeida Andalusia Appendix arms arrived Astorga Asturias attack Barcelona battalions battle Baylen Bayonne Bessieres Blake brigade British army Burgos Cadiz campaign capital Castanos Castile Catalonia cavalry centre Colonel columns command commenced communication convention corps Coruna Cuesta danger defeat defence despatch detachment division Duhesme Duke Dupont Ebro emperor enemy England English army favourable flank force France French army Gallicia garrison Gerona guard guns hundred insurgents insurrection John Moore's Junot latter Leon Lisbon Logrono Loison Lord Madrid Marshal military Moncey movement Napoleon nation occupied officers operations Oporto orders Palafox passed patriots Peninsula Portugal Portuguese position proceedings provinces re-enforced rear regiments retired retreat river road sent Seville side siege Sir Arthur Wellesley Sir Hew Dalrymple Sir John Moore soldiers somatenes Spain Spaniards Spanish armies Stuart Tagus thousand infantry tion Torres Vedras town troops Tudela Valencia Zaragoza
Page 262 - ... reputation for talent, and confirmed his character as a stern enemy to vice, a steadfast friend to merit, a just and faithful servant of his country. The honest, loved him, the dishonest CHAP. feared him; for while he lived he did not shun, but scorned and spurned the base, and, with characteristic propriety, they spurned at him when he was dead.
Page 262 - I hope the People of England will be satisfied! - I hope my Country will do me justice!
Page 277 - In sir John Moore's campaign,' said the duke of Wellington, ' I can see but one error ; when he advanced to Sahagun he should have considered it as a movement of retreat, and sent officers to the rear to mark and prepare the halting-places for every brigade.
Page 479 - France shall have disembarked it in the harbours specified, or in any other of the ports of France, to which stress of weather may force them, every facility shall be given them to return to England without delay ; and security against capture, until their arrival in a friendly port. 'Art.
Page 15 - ... reposed in his own fortune, unrivalled talents, and vast power, made him disregard the consequences, while the cravings of his military and political system, the danger to be apprehended from the vicinity of a Bourbon dynasty, and above all the...
Page 299 - The suburb, the greatest part of the walls and one-fourth of the houses were in the hands of the French ; sixteen thousand shells thrown during the bombardment, and the explosion of forty-five thousand pounds of powder in the mines, had shaken the city to its foundations ; and the bones of more than...
Page 260 - Hardinge, a staff officer, who was near, attempted to take it off, but the dying man stopped him, saying, "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 299 - February the daily deaths were from four to five hundred ; the living were unable to bury the dead ; and thousands of carcasses, scattered about the streets and court-yards, or piled in heaps at the doors of the churches, were left to dissolve in their own corruption, or to be licked up by the flames of the burning houses as the defence became contracted.
Page 258 - The late arrival of the transports, the increasing force of the enemy, and the disadvantageous nature of the ground had greatly augmented the difficulty and danger of the embarkation, and several general officers now proposed to the Commander-in-chief, that he should negotiate for leave to retire to his ships upon terms.