The Life Of General Sir Edward Bruce Hamley, K. C. B., K. C. M. G Volume 2

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byAlexander Innes Shand

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...accompanied by the reports of Major-General Sir A. Alison and Colonel Ash-burnham, commanding the two brigades which formed the Division in the battle--namely, the four battalions which have always formed the Highland Brigade, and the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, and the 3d Eoyal Rifles, brigaded for the occasion under Colonel Ashburnham. The desert across which the march took place was absolutely trackless, and there was no light except from the stars, which rendered objects close by dimly visible. Lieutenant Rawson, R.N., rode between the centre battalions of the Highland (leading) Brigade, directing our course by the stars throughout the night with remarkable accuracy. About half-way an incident occurred which illustrates both the precarious nature of the operation and the value of discipline on such occasions. On a rumour of Bedouins in our front the centre companies had stept short; the order, which could not be loudly given, had not extended to the flanks; thus great part of the troops on both sides of the centre had continued to step out till they faced each other and were almost in collision. Formation had been in great measure lost when this was discovered; nevertheless, the patience and skill and readiness of Sir A. Alison and his colonels remedied the mischief, and without noise or confusion order was restored, and the line moved forward. The line to be attacked was a continuous entrenchment with many enclosed works placed along its course, extending northward from the canal for many thousand yards. The course of the Division was directed on a point about 2000 yards north of the canal, and no other troops moved between it and the canal. The portion of the enemy's line, embraced by the assault of the Division, consisted of two...

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...accompanied by the reports of Major-General Sir A. Alison and Colonel Ash-burnham, commanding the two brigades which fo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217354793

ISBN - 13:9780217354790

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