Historical Record of the Fifty-sixth[ Or the West Essex Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1755, and of Its Subsequent Services to 1844. Illustrated with Plates

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Parker, 1844 - 62 pages
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Page 24 - they overcame every obstacle which nature and art " opposed to them, and the cheerfulness with which " they maintained the fatigues of an action which " lasted, without intermission, from half-past three " o'clock in the morning until five in the afternoon, " are beyond my powers to describe.
Page 56 - Lieutenant-General Knyphausen desires his thanks " may be given in public orders to Lieutenant-Colonel Norton " of the Guards, for his good conduct and gallant behaviour " in attacking and forcing a considerable body of rebels, " advantageously posted at Young's house, in the neighbour"hood of White Plains.
Page 40 - Sir Thomas Graham stated in his despatch,— "All the troops engaged behaved with the usual spirit " and intrepidity of British soldiers ;
Page 55 - in the operations before Dunkirk, and in the subsequent movements until October, when he was promoted to the rank of major-general, and returned to England. In May of the following year he again proceeded to Flanders, and commanded a brigade
Page 24 - fully entitle them to the admiration and gratitude of " their king and country.
Page 25 - the brave troops they led, cannot have been surpassed " by any former instance of British valour.
Page 17 - For some hours the attack and defence were so equally well supported, as scarcely to admit
Page 16 - an hour the object of the sortie was effected; trains were laid to the enemy's magazines, and the soldiers withdrew: as they entered the fortress tremendous explosions shook the ground, and rising columns of smoke, flame, and burning timber, proclaimed the destruction of the enemy's immense stores of gunpowder
Page 40 - General Bulow having received orders to march southward, to act with the grand army of the allies, it became necessary to relinquish the attack on Antwerp, when the British retired towards
Page 49 - the extensive system of aggression pursued by the people of the State of

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