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Historical Record of the Fifty-Sixth, Or the West Essex Regiment of Foot ...
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afterwards Antwerp appointed approbation April arrived attack augmented August battalion batteries blockade Bombay British troops captured Colonel Barclay colonelcy colours command conduct corps December detachment Dublin Duke of York embarked enemy enemy's England Ensign ESSEX REGIMENT February Fifty Fifty-sixth Regiment file killed fire flank companies Foot Guards force Fort Augusta fortress France French gallantry garrison of Gibraltar governor guns Havannah head-quarters Honorable William Keppel hundred India infantry island Isle James Durand January John joined July June Lieut.-Colonel Keating Lieut.-General Lieutenant lieutenant-general Lord Aylmer Lord Charles Manners Mahebourg Majesty's Major-General ment Moro non-commissioned officers November numbers occasion October officers and soldiers orders Placed on half-pay Port Louis promoted rank and file rank of colonel rank of major-general recruiting Regi regiment marched Regiment of Foot regiment proceeded removed returned Royal Samuel Hulse second battalion September Serjeant siege sixth Regiment Spain Spaniards stationed took town WEST ESSEX William Keppel
Page 26 - 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 58 - 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 42 - Sir Thomas Graham stated in his despatch,— "All the troops engaged behaved with the usual spirit " and intrepidity of British soldiers ;
Page 57 - 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 26 - fully entitle them to the admiration and gratitude of " their king and country.
Page 27 - the brave troops they led, cannot have been surpassed " by any former instance of British valour.
Page 19 - For some hours the attack and defence were so equally well supported, as scarcely to admit
Page 18 - 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 42 - 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