Brief Memoir Of Major-gen. Sir John Geo. Woodford; A Paper Read To The Keswick Literary And…

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byJ. Fisher Crosthwaite

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1881 Excerpt: ... but the Prussians drove the fugitives before them in merciless chase throughout the night. Thousands of the infantry threw away their arms to facilitate their escape. The ground was strewn with the wrecks of their host. There was no rear-guard; nor was even the semblance of order attempted. Our hero, who had been actively engaged throughout the battle and had now been more than twenty hours in the saddle before it ended, had not his share of the rest which the British army now enjoyed. He galloped off to Hal to carry the news. He did not go through the wood, but took the high road to Brussels and from thence by road to Hal. He had only proceeded a few miles on the way to Brussels when he overtook and was passing a carriage taking Lord Fitzroy Somerset and his medical attendant to that city. Lord Fitzroy recognized the passing horseman and called out "Woodford! how goes the day?" to which he replied that the French were totally routed, and the war was at an end. Lord Fitzroy Somerset had lost an arm in the action, and the exertion he had used and the excitement of the news caused his arm to re-commence bleeding. It was only by the muscular exertions of a powerful medical man staunching the bleeding, and furious driving to Brussels for aid, that he was saved from bleeding to death. Woodford also passed the Prince of Orange, who had been wounded and was also proceeding to Brussels. He arrived at Hal early in the morning, and waked them up with the news. Those 18,000 men under Prince Frederick of the Netherlands had heard nothing whatever of the battle, although only about twelve miles distant from it as the crow flies. That Prince Frederick's force should have remained at Hal and taken no part in the battle of the 18th, has been much cavilled at. The reason wa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1881 Excerpt: ... but the Prussians drove the fugitives before them in merciless chase throughout the night. Thousands of the infantry threw away ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217185797

ISBN - 13:9780217185790

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