The Royal Military Chronicle: Or, British Officers Monthly Register and Mentor. V.1-7, Nov.1810-Apr.1814; New Ser. V.1-6, May 1814-Apr.1817, Volume 1

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Page 86 - his life was honourable, so was his death glorious. His memory " will be recorded in the annals of his country, will be sacred to every " British soldier, and embalmed in the recollection of a grateful
Page 45 - laws and rules of the army. For always, preparatory to an actual war, the kings of this realm, by advice of the constable and marshal, were used to compose a book of rules and orders, for the due order and discipline of their officers and soldiers, together with certain penalties on the offenders ; and this was called Martial
Page 497 - heathy plain of Chiclana. A great pine forest skirts the plain, and circles round the height at some distance, terminating down, to Santi Pétri; the intermediate space between the north side of the height and the forest being uneven and broken. A well-conducted and successful attack on the rear of the
Page 330 - of this corps, throughout this service, and their gallantry and discipline in action, have been conspicuous. " I must take this opportunity of acknowledging my obligations to the general and staff officers of the army. I was much indebted to Major-general Spencer's judgment and experience in the decision which 1 formed
Page 130 - which you are to transmit to our Secretary at War, to be by him " laid before us for our consideration, and for so doing, this shall be, " as well to you, as to our said general officers, and all others
Page 330 - upon the enemy, that officer shewed equal bravery and judgment ; and much praise is due to Brigadier-general Fane and Brigadier-general Anstruther, for their gallant defence of their position in front of Vimiera; and to Brigadier-general Nightingale, for the manner in which he supported the attack upon the enemy made by Major-general Ferguson. " Lieutenant-colonel G. Tucker, and Lieutenant-colonel
Page 172 - miserable accident, the tumbrils, which contained the ammunition, suddenly blew up with two dreadful explosions, in the centre of the British lines. One whole face of their column was thus entirely laid open, and their artillery overturned and destroyed. The destruction of men was great, but the total loss of their
Page 384 - the world the most strenuous and zealous defender of the cause in which we are engaged ; and I shall always acknowledge with gratitude the assistance which I received from him, as well by his operations as by
Page 63 - off; and he possesses only the ground on which his army stands. ' My dispatches of the 20th instant will have informed you of the measures which I had adopted, and which were in progress to collect the army in this neighbourhood, and if possible to prevent the enemy from obtaining possession of this town. On the
Page 172 - Baird, and the other British prisoners, were marched to one of Hyder's nearest forts, and there subjected to an imprisonment, of which, confinement in a horrible dungeon, was the least circumstance. Captain Baird, in particular, was chained, by the leg to another prisoner, as much of the slaughter in Hyder's

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