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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 Andujar Appendix arms arrived Astorga attack Baird Barcelona battalions battle Baylen Bessieres Blake bridge brigade British army Burgos Cadiz campaign Castanos Catalonia cavalry centre colonel column command commenced communication convention corps Cradock Cuesta defeat defence despatch detachment division Duero Duhesme duke Dupont Ebro emperor enemy flank force France French army Frere front Gallicia garrison Gerona guard guns hundred insurgents insurrection John Moore's Junot junta latter Lisbon Loison lord Madrid marshal miles military Moncey movement Napoleon occupied officers operations Oporto orders Palafox passed patriots Peninsula Portugal Portuguese position provinces re-enforced rear Reding regiment retired retreat river road Salamanca sent Seville side siege siege of Zaragoza sir Arthur Wellesley sir Hew Dalrymple sir John Cradock sir John Moore soldiers somatenes Soult Spain Spaniards Spanish armies Tagus thousand infantry tion town troops Tudela Valencia victory Zaragoza
Page 310 - ... the people of England will be satisfied! I hope my country will do me justice!" In a few minutes afterwards he died, and his corpse, wrapped in a military cloak, was interred by the officers of his staff in the citadel of...
Page 309 - Corunna ; a transaction which, up to this day, has called forth as much of falsehood and malignity as servile and interested writers could offer to the unprincipled leaders of a base faction, but which posterity will regard as a genuine example of ability and patriotism.
Page 645 - The French army shall carry with it all its equipments, and all that is comprehended under the name of property of the army...
Page 646 - 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 647 - Chief of the British army, who engages to obtain of the Spaniards to restore such French subjects, either military or civil, as may have been detained in Spain without being taken in battle, or in consequence of military operations, but on occasion of the occurrences of the 29th of last May, and the days immediately following.
Page 280 - I am unwilling to enlarge upon a subject in which my feelings must be 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 completely...
Page 308 - ... he rose again in a sitting posture, his countenance unchanged, and his steadfast eye still fixed upon the regiments engaged in his front, no sigh betraying a sensation of pain. In a few moments, when he...
Page 356 - ... their proceedings. The dissentient party would, however, have fallen upon the others the next day, if the junta had not taken prompt measures to enforce the surrender; the officer in command of the walls near the castle, by their orders, gave up his post to the French during the night, and on the...
Page 731 - These are notorious facts, which cannot be disputed, of the truth of which every officer and soldier in the army can bear testimony. I assure your excellency, that not only have the supplies furnished to the army under my command been paid for whenever the bills for them could be got in, but the old debts due to the inhabitants for supplies furnished to the army under the command of the late sir John Moore, have been discharged; and I have repeatedly desired the Spanish agents, and others acting...
Page 309 - This operation was effected without delay, the arrangements being so complete that neither confusion nor difficulty occurred. The piquets, kindling a number of fires, covered the retreat of the columns, and being themselves withdrawn at daybreak, were embarked, under the protection of General Hill's brigade, which was posted near the ramparts of the town.