The general orders of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington: ... in Portugal, Spain, and France, from 1809 to 1814; in the Low Countries and France, in 1815; and in France, army of occupation, from 1816 to 1818; compiled alphabetically from the several printed volumes, which were originally issued to the general and staff officers and officers commanding regiments in the above campaigns. By Lieut. Colonel Gurwood

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W. Clowes and Sons, 14, Charing Cross, 1837 - France - 592 pages
 

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Page 64 - I am far from questioning the zeal, still less the gallantry and spirit of the officers of the army ; and I am quite certain that if their minds can be convinced of the necessity of minute and constant attention to understand, recollect, and carry into execution the orders which have been issued for the performance of their duty, and that the strict performance of this duty is necessary to enable the army to serve the country as it ought to be served, they will in future give their attention to these...
Page 530 - It is ordered by His Royal Highness the Prince Re-gent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty...
Page 64 - ... on service is one of relaxation from all rule, instead of being, as it is, the period during which of all others every rule for the regulation and control of the conduct of the soldier, for the inspection and care of his arms, ammunition, accoutrements, necessaries, and field equipments, and his horse and horse...
Page 149 - For conduct unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, in having, in a letter...
Page 63 - I am concerned to have to observe, that the army under my command has fallen off, in this respect, in the late campaign, to a greater degree than any army with which I have ever served, or of which I have ever read.
Page 502 - Article of the Principal Treaty, in the state in which they shall have been found at the time of that occupation, save and except the damages which may have been caused by time, and which the French Government should not have provided against by the necessary repairs. Done at Paris, this 20th day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1815. (LS) CASTLEREAGH. (LS) RICHELIEU.
Page 488 - Nor does his Royal Highness consider the means by which this measure was accomplished as less reprehensible than the act itself. For his Royal Highness cannot admit that any circumstance could justify a British officer in having obtained, under false pretences, passports in feigned names from the representative of his own Sovereign ; and in having made use of such passports for himself and a subject of his Most Christian Majesty, under sentence for high treason, disguised in a British uniform, not...
Page 131 - The officers of the army should recollect that it is not only no degradation, but that it is meritorious, in him who is in the wrong to acknowledge and atone for his error, and that the momentary humiliation which every man may feel upon making such an acknowledgment is more than atoned for by the subsequent satisfaction which it affords him...
Page 87 - Figueiras, and of Rosas, shall be made over to the Spanish troops, and the French garrisons of these places shall proceed to Perpignan. As soon as information is received of the French garrisons of Murviedro, Peniscola, and Tortosa, having passed the French frontier, the place and forts of Barcelona shall be made over to the Spanish troops, and the French garrisons shall march immediately for Perpignan.
Page 65 - ... their duty by being constantly under the view and superintendence of the officers. By these means the frequent and discreditable recourse to the authority of the provost, and to punishments by the sentence of...

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