Memoirs Of Constant, First Valet De Chambre Of The Emperor (volume 3); On The Private Life Of…

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byLouis Constant Wairy

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... others. In the hottest of the fray, he was always close to the flag he had selected. If, in camp, he met a soldier of the regiment he had deserted, you would see him drop his ears, put his tail between his legs, and slink away as fast as possible to his new brethren in arms. When his regiment was marching, he scampered everywhere on scout duty, warning them by his barking of all that he found extraordinary. More than once he saved his comrades from an ambuscade. Among the officers who perished at the battle of Wagram, or rather in a particular engagement which took place when the battle was already over, General Oudet was one of those who were most regretted by the soldiers. He was one of the most intrepid generals of the army; but what brings his name especially to my memory, rather than that of any other lost by the army on that memorable day, is a note I have preserved of a conversation I had some years after the battle with an excellent officer to whom I was united by the most sincere friendship. In an interview which I had with LieutenantColonel B, in 1812, he said to me: "I must tell you, my dear Constant, the curious adventure that happened to me at Wagram. I did not tell you at the time, because I had promised to keep silence; but now that no one can be compromised any longer by my indiscretion, and that even those who would then have dreaded most that their singular ideas (for I have never called them otherwise) should be revealed, would be the first to laugh at them, I may very well acquaint you with the mysterious discovery I made at this period. "You know that I was in very close intimacy with poor F, whom we have so greatly regretted. He was one of the gayest and most amiable of our young officers, and his good qualities made him dear, especi...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... others. In the hottest of the fray, he was always close to the flag he had selected. If, in camp, he met a soldier of the regi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021701836X

ISBN - 13:9780217018364

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