The Prince De Ligne Volume 1; His Memoirs, Letters, And Miscellaneous Papers

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byCharles Joseph Ligne

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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. 1902 Excerpt: ... III. 1758-1762. THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR: FIRST VISIT TO PARIS. The colonel of my father's regiment would have been made general if he had not been taken prisoner; and as he was certain to be as soon as he was ransomed I was made colonel-commander during the winter of 1758-59; and for this promotion, as well as all others, I owed nothing to favour. I was always indifferent to many things. With a little pains I might have had the regiment of Ligne Dragoons after the battle of Kolin, for my uncle had just died. But even then I detested intrigue; I thought that to write to the empress and send to Vienna would be intriguing. Otherwise I should have been a marshal at thirty. As it was, I was one year captain, one year lieutenantcolonel, four years colonel, then major-general. At the opening of the campaign of 1759 I was brigaded with a Hungarian regiment, an Italian regiment, and a German regiment. This assemblage of four nations was often exercised together by M. de Siskowitz, who commanded the brigade, in their four different languages, which he spoke perfectly. When it was our turn to appear before the marshal, who made the whole army manoeuvre before him successively, he seemed very pleased with all of us; but I shall make bold to say that for quickness and precision in wheeling, and for marching in general, the Wallops carried the day. August 12, the day that Loudon won the battle of Franckfort Kunersdorf, I was at our outposts by daylight. The enemy came out to insult them as usual, and then attacked them in regular form by several squadrons at the same moment, so that Esterhazy's Grand' Gardes were roughly handled. It was a little my fault, because I advised Captain Nitsky to go out and meet them as they came on; and before long we were surrounded on all sid...

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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. 1902 Excerpt: ... III. 1758-1762. THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR: FIRST VISIT TO PARIS. The colonel of my father's regiment would have been made general if...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217365892

ISBN - 13:9780217365895

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