Memoirs Of British Generals Distinguished During The Peninsular War (volume 2)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJohn William Cole

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... rank of colonel. While serving at Toulon, he had formed an intimacy with Captain (afterwards Lord) Hill, and conceiving a strong desire to attach him to his own corps, offered him the majority on his raising a certain number of men. This proposal Captain Hill at once acceded to, and in a short time purchased the lieutenant-colonelcy. In the autumn of 1795, the 90th were ordered to Gibraltar, and Colonel Graham accompanied them, but the duties of that garrison embracing no opportunity of service beyond the ordinary routine, he obtained permission to join the Austrian army in the north of Italy in 1796, and arrived in time to witness the memorable campaigns which established the rising fame and fortune, and paved the way to the future throne, of the young artillery officer whom he had already encountered at the siege of Toulon. Throughout the summer, Colonel Graham moved with the different Austrian armies without any fixed appointment, but he principally attached himself to the headquarters of Marshal Wurmser; and before many months had elapsed he found himself enclosed with that illstarred commander in the beleaguered fortress of Mantua. In the field operations before the siege and during its continuance, his signal valour won for him the loudly expressed admiration of the whole army, notwithstanding the disadvantages of a foreign name, and the absence of all distinction beyond that of a simple volunteer. Wurmser made one of the most gallant and protracted defences which modern history celebrates, but after the utter defeat and dispersion of Alvinzi's and Provera's relieving corps, first at Areola in November, 1796, and afterwards at Kivoli, in January, 1797, it became evident that the ultimate surrender of Mantua was reduced to a question of days. Colonel Graham...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... rank of colonel. While serving at Toulon, he had formed an intimacy with Captain (afterwards Lord) Hill, and conceiving a strong desi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217850480

ISBN - 13:9780217850483

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