Historical Record of the Sixty-first, Or, the South Gloucestershire Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1758, and of Its Subsequent Services to 1844 (Google eBook)

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Parker, Furnivall and Parker, 1844 - 68 pages
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Page v - ... career, are among the motives that have given rise to the present publication. ^ The operations of the British Troops are, indeed, announced in the " London Gazette," from whence they are transferred into the public prints : the achievements of our armies are thus made known at the time of their occurrence, and receive the tribute of praise and admiration to which they are entitled. On extraordinary occasions, the Houses of Parliament have been in the habit of conferring on the Commanders, and...
Page 13 - When your brave ancestor was desired by his sovereign to assassinate the Duke de Guise, he returned the answer which you should have done, when you were charged to assassinate the character of a man whose birth is as illustrious as your own, or that of the Duke de Guise.
Page iv - The Names of those Officers, who, in consideration of their Gallant Services and Meritorious Conduct in Engagements with the Enemy, have been distinguished with Titles, Medals, or other Marks of His Majesty's gracious favour. • The Names of all such Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates as may have specially signalized themselves in Action. And, — — The Badges and Devices which the Regiment may have been permitted to bear, and the Causes on account of which such Badges or Devices,...
Page vi - ... of praise and admiration to which they are entitled. On extraordinary occasions, the Houses of Parliament have been in the habit of conferring on the Commanders, and the Officers and Troops acting under their orders, expressions of approbation and of thanks for their skill and bravery ; and these testimonials, confirmed by the high honour of their Sovereign's approbation, constitute the reward which the soldier most highly prizes. It has not, however, until late years, been the practice (which...
Page iii - Regiments, as well as to Individuals who have distinguished themselves by their Bravery in Action with the Enemy, an Account of the Services of every Regiment in the British Army shall be published under the superintendence and direction of the Adjutant-General; and that this Account shall contain the following particulars, viz.:—- The Period and Circumstances of the Original Formation of the Regiment; The Stations at which it has been from time to time employed; The Battles, Sieges, and other...
Page viii - ... and when half the world has been arrayed against them, they have fought the battles of their Country with unshaken fortitude. It is presumed that a record of achievements in...
Page iii - MAJESTY has been pleased to command, that, with a view of doing the fullest justice to Regiments, as well as to Individuals who have distinguished themselves by their Bravery in Action with the Enemy, an Account of the Services of every Regiment in the British Army shall be published under the superintendence and direction of the Adjutant-General...
Page 30 - Clauzel himself was hurt, and the reserve of Boyer's dragoons coming on at a canter were met and broken by the fire of Hulse's noble brigade. Then the changing current of the fight once more set for the British.
Page 14 - ... their fate was not discovered till called upon for the relief, when it came to their turn to mount again. Perhaps a more noble nor a more tragical scene was ever exhibited, than that of the march of the garrison of St. Philip's through the Spanish and French armies. It consisted of no more than 600 old decrepid soldiers, 200 seamen, 120 of the royal artillery, twenty Corsicans, and twenty-five Greeks, Turks, Moors, Jews, &c.

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