Recollections Of My Military Life (volume 1) by George Thomas Landmann

Recollections Of My Military Life (volume 1)

byGeorge Thomas Landmann

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. I request to be employed on actual service--Press General Fox to take me to Sicily with him--Edward Ellers, of the Navy--Sharp repartee, and loss of the Arrow--Take leave of Ellers--Kick up a row with the dogs--All's well--Eolvington--Alarm the fleet--General Fox and family sail away to Messina. Although I occupied a comfortable house, had an agreeable circle of acquaintance, and abundance of amusements, yet my anxiety to be employed on actual service was in no degree abated; and I had resolved on persevering in pressing my services to be engaged on any opportunity that might present itself. The accounts of movements of troops at home, towards the sea-coast, preparatory to their embarcation on expeditionary service, which filled the daily newspapers; the accounts of our troops and armies in the field, invariably wounded my feelings, and seemed to reproach me for submitting to such a state of inactivity; and I constantly felt as if it were my own fault that I still remained on garrison duty. This ambition being constantly uppermost, and having occasion to address a letter to Lieutenant-Colonel Rowley, at this time either Major-of-Brigade or Deputy-Inspector-General of Fortifications, on the 7th of March, 1806, I concluded that letter with the following expression of my views. " I look forward with great confidence to your not allowing any opportunity to escape for employing me on field service, and that you will respectfully remind the General (Morse) of my application to that effect in September last." But to this letter I never received any reply. On the 30th of May, Brigadier-General the Honourable Robert Meade, under whom I had served at Gosport, arrived in the bay from England, with the 21st, 27th, 31st, and 35th Regiments, on their way to Si...

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Title:Recollections Of My Military Life (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217038506

ISBN - 13:9780217038508

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