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able Abrantes action Admiral allow appears army arrangements arrived ARTHUR WELLESLEY artillery assistance attack August battalion Believe Beresford brigade British British army Captain carry cavalry Chief Coimbra Colonel command Commissary communication consider copy corps Court Cuesta DEAR desire detachment directed employed enclose enemy enemy's England follow force formed French give given Government guard honor hope horses immediately infantry John join July June landed leave letter Lieut Lisbon Lord Major Marshal means morning move necessary night object obliged officers operations opinion Oporto passed Portugal Portuguese position present probably proposed Quarter reason received recommend regiment request require respecting retreat Right river road Secretary sent ships Sir Hew Dalrymple situation soon Soult Spain Spanish supply Tagus taken transports troops Villiers Viscount Castlereagh whole wish
Page 9 - Lestrade, and I shall be very much obliged to you if you will let me hear of any fresh, developments of so singular a chain of events.
Page 118 - In short, in ten days after the action of the 21st, we are not farther advanced, or indeed, as I believe, so far advanced as we should and ought to have been on the night of the 21st. I assure you, my dear Lord, matters are not prospering here ; and I feel an earnest desire to quit the army. I have been too successful with this army ever to serve with it in a subordinate situation with satisfaction to the person who shall command it, and, of course, not to myself. However, I shall do whatever the...
Page 352 - The army behave terribly ill ; they are a rabble, who cannot bear success any more than Sir John Moore's army could bear failure.
Page 114 - Commanderin-Chief may judge it unnecessary to embark. In like manner, all individuals of the army shall be at liberty to dispose of their private property of every description ; with full security hereafter for the purchasers.
Page 115 - 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 8 - Shortly after the repulse of this general attack, in which, apparently, all the enemy's troops were employed, he commenced his retreat across the Alberche, which was conducted in the most regular order, and was effected during the night, leaving in our hands twenty ' pieces of cannon, ammunition, tumbrils, and some prisoners.
Page 96 - 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 sustained a signal defeat, and has lost thirteen pieces of cannon, twentythree ammunition waggons, with powder, shells, stores of all descriptions, and 20,000 rounds of musket ammunition.
Page 96 - Craufurd's brigade and the Portuguese troops, in two lines, advanced along the height on the left. In the advance of MajorGeneral Ferguson's brigade six pieces of cannon were taken from the enemy, with many prisoners, and vast numbers were killed and wounded.
Page 81 - CEbidos, from whence the enemy's piquets had been driven on the 15th; and from that time he had posts in the hills on both sides of the valley, as well as in the plain in front of his army, which was posted on the...