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“The vet’ran soldier, kindly bade to stay,

Sat by his fire and talked the night away ;
Wept o'er the wounds and tales of sorrow done,
Shoulder'd his crutch and show'd how fields were won."

GOLDSMITH.

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of Portugal—The Royal

1807.

Family emigrate to Rio

de Janeiro . . . 58

1. Naval War - Admiral Sir 22. War in Italy - Napoleon

John Duckworth at

repairs thither on a Visit 59

Constantinople . . 23. Colonial War. .

2. British Expedition to

24. Naval War-Russian Fleet

Egypt . . .

3. Capture of Curaçoa .

25. British Single Ship and

.

Boat Actions :

4. British Expedition to 26. Naval War in the Indian

Ocean. · · 67

5. The Russian and Turkish

27. Spain . ..

Fleets in the Mediter-

ranean.

6. Affairs in the Baltic :

1808.

7. War in Poland.

8. Battle of Preussisch-Eylau

1. Commencement of the Pe-

- Affair at Ostrolenka

ninsular War . .

9. Siege of Dantzig . . 2. The French seize the

10. Siege of Stralsund . .

Spanish Frontier For-

11. The Convention of Barten-

tresses ...: n.:

stein .

3. Discovery of the Designs

12. Resumption of Hostilities

of Napoleon . . .

between the Armies . 33

4. The Royal Family prepare

13. Battle of Heilsberg ·

for Xight - Tumult at

14. Battle of Friedland . . 40

Aranjuez : . ;

15. The Raft at Tilsit . . 5. Charles IV. abdicates, and
16. Revolutions at Constanti-

Ferdinand VII. is pro-
nople . . .

claimed King_
.

:

17. War in the Baltic . . 49

6. Charles and Ferdinand

18. A British conjunct Expe-

repair to Napoleon at

dition sent against Co-

Bayonne .

penhagen . . . 51 | 7. Insurrection at Madrid . 84

19. Capture of Heligoland . 56 8. Abdication of the Bourbons

20. Napoleon returns to

- Joseph Bonaparte

France-Sends an Army

King of Spain . . 86

into the Peninsula 9. ib. 9. The Spanish Nation rise

21. A French Army, under

against the French . 88

Junot, takes possession 1 10. Admiral Rosily's Fleet at

VOL. II.

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Cadiz surrenders to the

Spanish Patriots . . 91

1809.

11. Deputation from the Pa-

triots received in London ib. 1. Peninsular War-Sir John

12. First Collision between the

Moore's Retreat . . 158

Spaniards and French-

2. Battle of Coruña-Death of

Sack of Cordova . . 93 the British General . . 160

13. French repulsed from Va. . 3. Military Character of Gene-

lencia --they invest Za.

ral Sir John Moore 165

ragoza. . . .

4. Ulterior Operations in the

14. Insurrection in Leon-

North of Spain . . 168

Affair at Cabezon . 97

5. Second Siege and Capture

15. Battle of Medina de Rio-

of Zaragoza . . . 169

Seco .

98 6. Military Character of the

16. Capitulation of General

Captain - General Pa-

Dupont's Army at

lafox, Duque de Zara-

Baylen . . . . 99

goza .

: . . 173

17. First Siege of Zaragoza . 105 7. Marshal Soult enters

18. A British Expedition,

Oporto.

under Wellesley, arrives 8. Battle of Medellin and

in the Peninsula. . 110 Ciudad Real . . .

19. Combat at Rolica - Battle 9. Wellesley lands in Por-

of Vimiero . . . 112

tugal, and drives Soult

20. Convention of Cintra 117 from Oporto . . .

21, De la Romagna arrives in 10. Naval War - The French

Spain from Denmark . 119

Admiral Willaumez sails

22. War in Scandinavia 120 out of Brest to Roche-

23. Intestine War at Constan-

fort . . . . 188

11. The French Fleet attacked

24. Interview between Napo-

by Fire Ships in Basque

leon and the Czar at

Roads. 9.

Erfurth . . . 124 12. Capture of the French

25. Naval War - Cruise of

Colonies of Cayenne and

Admiral Gantheaume . 125 Martinique by the Bri-

26. Russian and Swedish Fleets

tish . . . . 194

in the Baltic . . . 127 13. War in Germany . . 197
27. British Single Ship and 14. Three Austrian Armies

Boat Actions : 129 cross the Frontier in

28. Colonial War. . . 142 Germany, Italy, and the

29. Peninsular War . . ib.

Tyrol . .

30. The Battles of Espinosa, 15. The Archduke John

Burgos, and Tudela : 145 descends upon Italy –

31. Napoleon defeats the

Battle of Sacile . . 201

Patriots at Somo Sierra, 16. The Tyrol breaks into

and enters Madrid · 148 | Insurrection under An-

32 Siege of Rosas.- Battles of

dreas Hofer . . . 203

the Llobregat and 17. Napoleon assumes the Com-

Ucles . . . . 151 mand of the French

33. The British Army, under

Army on the Danube . 205

Sir John Moore, falls 18. Battle of Abensberg-Cap.

back . . . .

ture of Landshut . .. 206

34. Napoleon advances against 19. Battle of Eckmühl or Egg-
it from Madrid .

. 155

mühl-Entry into Ratis-

35. British Cavalry Affair at

bon . . . . 208

Benevente . . . 156 | 20. Napoleon marches on

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Vienna - Bloody Fight | 35. War renewed between

at Ebensberg .

Russia and Turkey -

21. The War in Italy, the

Battle of Tartarizza . 254

Tyrol, and Poland . 36. Walcheren expedition .256

22. Napoleon crosses

37. Peninsular War . . 262

Danube.

38. Battle of Talavera

23. Battle of Essling or As-

39. Combats at Arzobispo

pern .

and Almonacid . . 273

24. The French Army retire | 40. Wellington orders the con-

into the Island of Lob-

struction of the Lines

. . 230 of Lisbon or Torres Ve-

25. Death and Military Cha-

dras . . . . 275

racter of Marshal Lan- 41. Wellington reorganises the

nes Duc de Montebello . 231 British Commissariat . 281

26. The Viceroy of Italy joins | 42. Rise of the Guerilla Sys-

the Grand Army-Bat-

tem in Spain. . .286

tle of Raab.

43. Third Siege and Capture

27. Six Weeks in Lob-Awe . 234 of Gerona - A French

28. Napoleon quits the

Squadron destroyed at

Island . .

Cette . . . . 288

29, Battle of Wagram . . 239 44. The Spanish Armies de-

30. Retirement and Military

feated at Ocana and

Character of the Arch-

Alba de Tormes . . 293

duke Charles of Aus- 45. Treaty of Vienna . . 295

tria .

. .248 46. Naval War - French Fri-

31. War in Scandinavia -

gates successful in the

Change of Dynasty in

Indian Ocean . . 298

Sweden. ·

.

·

. 251 | 47. Boat Engagements.

32. War in Poland.

. 306

·

. . 252 | 48. Colonial War - Anholt -

33. War in Italy and the

Senegal — St. Paul in

Ionian Islands . . ib. Bourbon . .

34. Napoleon annexes Rome 49. War in the East - Persia,

to his Empire , 254 Scindia, and Travancore 313

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