The Royal Military Calendar, Or Army Service and Commission Book: Containing the Services and Progress of Promotion of the Generals, Lieutenant-generals, Major-generals, Colonels, Lieutenant-colonels, and Majors of the Army, According to Seniority: with Details of the Principal Military Events of the Last Century, Volume 1
A.J. Valpy, sold by T. Egerton, 1820 - Great Britain
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
action allied America appointed army arrived artillery assistance attack attempt August battalion battle body brigade Brigadier-General British Captain carried cavalry centre Colonel columns command communication conduct considerable continued corps covered crossed December detachment directed division dragoons Duke effected enemy enemy's engaged England February field fire foot force formed French front ground guards heights Hill Honorable House immediately infantry January joined July June killed late latter Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel Lieutenant-General Lieutenant-General Sir light Lord Lordship loss Major Major-General manner March Marshal ment military morning moved movement night November object obliged obtained occasion occupied October officers operations passed Portuguese position possession present Prince prisoners rank received regiment remained retired retreat returned river road Royal Highness sent served siege situation soon Staff success taken tion took town troops village Wellington whole wounded York
Page 262 - Bulow, upon the enemy's flank, was a most decisive one ; and even if I had not found myself in a situation to make the attack, which produced the final result, it would have forced the enemy to retire, if his attacks should have failed, and would have prevented him from taking advantage of them, if they should unfortunately have succeeded.
Page 259 - This attack upon the right of our centre was accompanied by a very heavy cannonade upon our whole line, which' was destined to support the repeated attacks of cavalry and infantry, occasionally mixed, but sometimes separate, which were made upon it, In one of these the enemy carried the...
Page 260 - Picton his Majesty has sustained the loss of an officer who has frequently distinguished himself in his service ; and he fell gloriously leading his division to a charge with bayonets, by which one of the most serious attacks made by the enemy on our position was repulsed.
Page 259 - Macdonell, and afterwards of Colonel Home ; and I am happy to add that it was maintained throughout the day with the utmost gallantry by these brave troops, notwithstanding the repeated efforts of large bodies of the enemy to obtain possession of it.
Page 258 - We maintained our position also, and completely defeated and repulsed all the enemy's attempts to get possession of it. The enemy repeatedly attacked us with a large body of infantry and cavalry, supported by a numerous and powerful artillery : he made several charges with the cavalry upon our infantry, but all were repulsed in the steadiest manner.
Page 34 - I have waited with the greatest anxiety until the committee appointed by the house of commons to inquire into my conduct, as commander-in-chief of his majesty's army, had closed its examinations, and I now hope that it will not be deemed improper to address this letter, through you, to the house of commons. I...
Page 144 - For the repeated thanks and grants bestowed upon you by this House, in gratitude for your many and eminent services, you have thought fit this day to offer us your acknowledgments; but this nation well knows that it is still largely your debtor. It owes to you the proud satisfaction, that, amidst the constellation of great and illustrious warriors who have recently visited our country...
Page 121 - ... the conduct of the men of their companies in their cantonments ; and they must endeavour to inspire the non-commissioned officers with a sense of their situation and authority ; and the non-commissioned officers must be forced to do 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...
Page 121 - Officers of regiments must likewise enforce the orders of the army regarding the constant, real inspection of the soldiers' arms, ammunition, accoutrements, and necessaries, in order to prevent at all times the shameful waste of ammunition, and the sale of that article and of the soldiers* necessaries.
Page 227 - Sir Stapleton Cotton were placed near Huarte on the right, being the only ground on which it was possible to use the cavalry. The river Lanz runs in the valley which was on the left of the allied, and on the right of the French army, along the road to Ostiz.