With "the Thirty-second" In The Peninsular And Other Campaigns

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byHenry Ross- Lewin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV Waterloo--Preparations for the battle--The ground--The first shots--The action becomes general-- Slaughter--The colours in danger--Charge of the Union Brigade--Loss of La Haye Sainte--Exhaustion--The 32nd lose 545 men out of 674-- Description of the battlefield -- March on Paris -- Plunder. Noles: The 8th Brigade--The regimental colours--A regiment lying dead in square--Losses of the 32nd. As morning dawned on the 18th, the men procured some wood and made large fires; biscuits and spirits were served out; and our clothes were nearly dry when the enemy appeared on the heights opposite to us, standing to their arms. Our men immediately began to rub dry their firelocks, put in new flints, and make all necessary preparation for the day's work. The ground occupied by us extended, it was supposed, about a mile and a half, and was exactly calculated to contain an army of our strength. Lord Wellington's force was, considering his loss on the 16th, about 75,000 British, Germans of the Legion, Hanoverians, Brunswickers, Dutch, Nas sauers, and Belgians, and he disposed these troops as follows: on the right, under Lord Hill, were the second and fourth British divisions, the third and sixth Hanoverian divisions, and General Chasse's division of Netherlanders. Lord Hill's right was thrown back on a deep ravine toward Merke Braine, and the village of Braine la Lende, beyond this hamlet, was also occupied. And here between 4000 and 5000 British and Belgians were placed in observation, wholly out of the line, on a crossroad which led to Brussels. The centre was composed of the corps of the Prince of Orange. The village of Mount St. Jean, where the roads leading from Nivelles and Charleroi to Brussels unite, was at some distance in his rear, and both these roads passed...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV Waterloo--Preparations for the battle--The ground--The first shots--The action becomes general-- Slaughter--The colours in...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217908055

ISBN - 13:9780217908054

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