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action affairs already appeared Appendix arms army arrived artillery attack authority bank battle body bridge British carried Castaños cause cavalry centre colonel columns command communication conduct convention corps covered crossed danger defeat defence detachment directed division duke Ebro eight emperor enemy England English entered fighting fire five followed force formed four France French French army front guard guns head hope hundred immediately infantry insurrection John joined Junot junta latter Lisbon lord Madrid marshal miles military movement Napoleon object observed occupied officers operations Oporto orders passed persons Portugal Portuguese position prepared proceeded protect provinces re-enforced reached rear received remained reserve retired retreat returned river road sent side sir John Moore situation soldiers Soult Spain Spaniards Spanish success Tagus taken thousand thousand men took town troops whole Zaragoza
Seite 310 - ... the people of England will be satisfied! I hope my country will do me justice!" In a few minutes afterwards he died, and his corpse, wrapped in a military cloak, was interred by the officers of his staff in the citadel of...
Seite 309 - Corunna ; a transaction which, up to this day, has called forth as much of falsehood and malignity as servile and interested writers could offer to the unprincipled leaders of a base faction, but which posterity will regard as a genuine example of ability and patriotism.
Seite 645 - The French army shall carry with it all its equipments, and all that is comprehended under the name of property of the army...
Seite 646 - France shall have disembarked it in the harbours specified, or in any other of the ports of France, to which stress of weather may force them, every facility shall be given them to return to England without delay ; and security against capture, until their arrival in a friendly port. 'Art.
Seite 647 - Chief of the British army, who engages to obtain of the Spaniards to restore such French subjects, either military or civil, as may have been detained in Spain without being taken in battle, or in consequence of military operations, but on occasion of the occurrences of the 29th of last May, and the days immediately following.
Seite 280 - I am unwilling to enlarge upon a subject in which my feelings must be stifled, or expressed at the risk of offence, which, with such an interest at stake, I should feel unwilling to excite, but this much I must say, that if the British army had been sent abroad for the express purpose of doing the utmost possible mischief to the Spanish cause, with the single exception of not firing a shot against their troops, they would, according to the measures now announced as about to be pursued, have completely...
Seite 308 - ... he rose again in a sitting posture, his countenance unchanged, and his steadfast eye still fixed upon the regiments engaged in his front, no sigh betraying a sensation of pain. In a few moments, when he...
Seite 356 - ... their proceedings. The dissentient party would, however, have fallen upon the others the next day, if the junta had not taken prompt measures to enforce the surrender; the officer in command of the walls near the castle, by their orders, gave up his post to the French during the night, and on the...
Seite 731 - These are notorious facts, which cannot be disputed, of the truth of which every officer and soldier in the army can bear testimony. I assure your excellency, that not only have the supplies furnished to the army under my command been paid for whenever the bills for them could be got in, but the old debts due to the inhabitants for supplies furnished to the army under the command of the late sir John Moore, have been discharged; and I have repeatedly desired the Spanish agents, and others acting...
Seite 309 - This operation was effected without delay, the arrangements being so complete that neither confusion nor difficulty occurred. The piquets, kindling a number of fires, covered the retreat of the columns, and being themselves withdrawn at daybreak, were embarked, under the protection of General Hill's brigade, which was posted near the ramparts of the town.