Life And Correspondence Of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGeorge Wrottesley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... them no opportunity of extricating themselves, or even gilding 1855 their pill of disaster by some hard-fought action (even though ^ . ?an unsuccessful one), the result will be more effective, though it Lord Panmay be less brilliant. TMreeo°fn "The north side of Sebastopol is no longer a fortress, it is affaire in merely the right side of their position, as the south side is Criraea. the left of ours. I presume that we shall establish batteries, especially of heavy mortars, against it, as we have nothing better to do with those pieces and their ammunition; but it will be merely to torment them on that ground, from which they can hardly get out of range, as we can on the south; but they have no interest now in keeping any large force in that space, and it must fall, or rather be abandoned, when the army retires. Above all things, what I (in my presumption perhaps) deprecate most, is the idea of a wide movement from either Eupatoria or the south coast: any such detached corps must be handled with great caution, for fear of being compromised by a concentration of the enemy's forces on it. "If a small force is so employed, it may be opposed by a moderate but superior strength detached against them, the remainder holding some strong defensive position; and if a large one, it might weaken our main body too much, unless it is satisfactorily established that we have a vast superiority of force, which is very likely the case, and then we can hardly go wrong by any course of proceeding. "My dear Lord Panmure, "Your faithful Servant, "J. F. Burgoyne." "Office, Pall Mall, 3rd October, 1855. "my Dear Lord Panmure, "Judging from letters which I have received from Sebastopol, I conceive that there is an impression that the Russians are...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... them no opportunity of extricating themselves, or even gilding 1855 their pill of disaster by some hard-fought...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217305326

ISBN - 13:9780217305327

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