With "the Thirty-Second" in the peninsular and other campaigns

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byHenry Ross- Lewin

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...that Lord Wellington wanted to draw the enemy after him; but in the interim his opponent had been joined by a fresh body of horse, and by a M strong reinforcement under General Bonnet, which gave him a numerical superiority, and enabled him to execute some skilful manoeuvres. On the 15th the allied army moved to the left. The main body retired to Villa Pena, six leagues from Salamanca. On the 17th the whole French army crossed the Douro; and by a forced march they had nearly succeeded in cutting off the fourth and the light division. There was a good deal of skirmishing in front of Villa Pena, which was much to our advantage. On the 19th the French and British commanders displayed their tactics. On the 2oth Marshal Marmont moved to his left, and our army in a parallel line to our right. Our march this day was long and rapid; the two armies were separated by a valley, and moved on opposite heights in sight of each other, the French drummers beating at the heads of their brigades, and some Spanish cavalry in the intermediate space occasionally firing on the enemy. On the 21st both reached the Tormes at the same time. Lord Wellington came up to the spot where I was standing, threw himself on the ground, and was observing the enemy through his glass, when he asked an officer who was near him if they were crossing; the answer being in the affirmative, he instantly mounted, ordered the leading regiment of our column to ford the river, and galloped off. His order was quickly obeyed. The sixth division, after crossing the Tormes, remained on its banks that night; and such another night I have never witnessed. With the darkness the rain descended in torrents, and a terrific thunderstorm burst over our heads; peal EVE OF THE BATTLE 179 succeeded peal with...

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...that Lord Wellington wanted to draw the enemy after him; but in the interim his opponent had been joined by a fresh bod...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217419062

ISBN - 13:9780217419062

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