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Historical Record of the Twenty-Sixth, Or Cameronian Regiment
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26th Regiment afterwards allies Angus April arrived attack August battalion battle battle of Landen brigade Brigadier Brigadier-General Cameronians camp campaign Campbell cannon capitulated Captain cavalry Chinsurah Colonel Blackader colours command commenced companies corps Count Solmes covering army December defence detachment Duke of Marlborough Dutch Earl Earl of Angus embarked employed encamped enemy enemy's England Ensign fire Foot force French garrison George Ghent grenadiers Guards Half-pay head-quarters Honourable horse hundred infantry inspected Ireland Ireland Island James John joined July June killed landed letter Lieut Lieut.-Colonel Lieut.-General Sir Lieutenant Lord loss Lt.-Col Major-General marched Marshal Boufflers Marshal Villars ment month non-commissioned officers November occupied October officers operations ordered Prince Eugene proceeded rank and file received recruiting Regiment Regt reinforcements remained retired retreat ronians Royal Scheldt Scotland second battalion September sergeants siege soldiers stationed success surrendered thousand town victory village whilst William winter quarters wounded
Page 244 - Let me hope, Sir, that if aught in my character impresses you with esteem towards me, if aught in my misfortunes marks me as the victim of policy and not of resentment, I shall experience the operation of these feelings in your breast, by being informed that I am not to die on a gibbet.
Page v - ... 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 AdjutantGeneral ; 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 Military Operations, in which it...
Page vi - 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, or any other...
Page 244 - Buoyed above the terror of death by the consciousness of a life devoted to honorable pursuits, and stained with no action that can give me remorse, I trust that the request I make to your Excellency at this serious period, and which is to soften my last moments, will not be rejected. Sympathy towards a soldier will surely induce your Excellency and a military tribunal to adapt the mode of my death to the feelings of a man of honor.
Page v - For Her Majesty's Stationery Office. GENERAL ORDERS. HORSE-GUARDS, 1st January, 1836. His MAJESTY has been pleased to command that, with the 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 ; and that this Account shall contain the following particulars,...
Page 244 - LIFE, TO THE RANK OF ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF THE BRITISH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND EMPLOYED IN AN IMPORTANT BUT HAZARDOUS ENTERPRISE, FELL A SACRIFICE TO HIS ZEAL FOR HIS KING AND COUNTRY, ON THE...
Page 128 - Dragoons (Lancers) being permitted to bear on its Colours and Appointments, in addition to any other Badges or Devices which may have heretofore been granted to the Regiment, the Word
Page 20 - ... there was Cutts's, — Mackay's,— Angus's,— Graham's, — and Leven's, all cut to pieces ; — and so had the English life-guards too, had it not been for some regiments upon the right, who marched up boldly to their relief, and received the enemy's fire in their faces, before any one of their own platoons discharged a masket. — They'll go to heaven for it, added Trim.
Page 244 - October, 1780, aged twentynine, universally beloved and esteemed by the army in which he served, and lamented even by his foes. His gracious Sovereign, King George III., has caused this monument to be erected.
Page 122 - Marshals of France, with as many divisions, were commanded to follow the British closely, and to destroy them, either before or during their embarkation. And some other corps followed those divisions, to support them. Although the Enemy had hitherto been completely frustrated, yet a multitude of severe distresses were now accumulating upon the British, which the prudence of their Leader could not avert. Deluges of cold rain fell, chilling and drenching...