The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington: During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France, from 1799 to 1818, Volume 9

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Page 350 - I have the honor to enclose the copy of a letter which I have received from Marshal Sir William Beresford...
Page 310 - Delancy, who was killed by a cannon shot in the middle of the action. This officer is a serious loss to his Majesty's service, and to me at this moment.
Page 60 - Lestrade, and I shall be very much obliged to you if you will let me hear of any fresh, developments of so singular a chain of events.
Page 579 - ... made such long and repeated halts ; and none on which the retreating armies were so little pressed on their rear by the enemy. • We must look therefore for the existing evils, and for the situation in which we now find the army, to some cause besides those resulting from the operations in which we have been engaged.
Page 306 - Senora de la Pena, on which height they maintained themselves with the enemy throughout the day. The possession, by the enemy, however, of the more distant of the Arapiles, rendered it necessary for me to extend the right of the army...
Page 512 - It is impossible to represent in adequate terms my sense of the conduct of the guards and German legion upon this occasion; and I am quite satisfied, that if it had been possible to maintain the posts which they had gained with so much gallantry, these troops would have maintained them. Some of the men stormed even the third line, and one was killed in one of the embrasures of that line ; and I had the satisfaction of seeing, that if I could breach the wall of the castle, we should carry the place.
Page 314 - ... carried our Arapiles, or he would have confined us entirely to our position. This was not to be endured, and we fell upon him, turning his left flank ; and I never saw an army receive such a beating.
Page 188 - Regiment (the only officer killed in the assault), has, I am sorry to say, left a large family to deplore his loss. He was one of the first to mount the ladder, and fell upon the parapet, after giving a distinguished example to his men. I have had frequent occasions to mention to your Lordship in terms of the highest praise, the conduct of Lieutenant-Colonel Rooke, Assistant AdjutantGeneral. During the whole period I have had a separate command in this country, that officer has been with me, and...
Page 411 - Atkinson; such arms being first duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, and recorded in the Herald's Office, otherwise the said licence and permission to be void and of none effect: and also to command that the said royal concession and declaration be registered in his Majesty's College of Arms.
Page 579 - ... than any army with which I have ever served, or of which I have ever read ; yet this army has met with no disaster; it has suffered no privations, which but trifling attention on the part of the officers could not have prevented ; and for which there existed no reason whatever in the nature of the service...

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