The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France: Peninsula, 1809-1813


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Side 82 - Lestrade, and I shall be very much obliged to you if you will let me hear of any fresh, developments of so singular a chain of events.
Side 631 - I had the honour to lend you the other night at play; and which I shall be much obliged to you if you will let me have some time either to-day or to-morrow. I am sir, Your most obedient, most humble servant, GEORGE TRENT.
Side 582 - I am concerned to have to observe that the army under my command has fallen off in this respect in the late campaign to a greater degree than any army with which I have ever served, or of which I have ever read.
Side 350 - I have the honor to enclose the copy of a letter which I have received from Marshal Sir William Beresford, containing the terms of...
Side 512 - It is impossible to represent in adequate terms my sense of the conduct of the guards and German legion upon this occasion; and I am quite satisfied, that if it had been possible to maintain the posts which they had gained with so much gallantry, these troops would have maintained them. Some of the men stormed even the third line, and one was killed in one of the embrasures of that line ; and I had the satisfaction of seeing, that if I could breach the wall of the castle, we should carry the place.
Side 185 - Mirabetc should have prevented my allowing the gallant corps under his orders to follow up an operation which they had commenced with much spirit, and were so anxious to complete ; but the possession of these forts would not have made amends for the valuable blood which must have been shed in taking them.
Side 305 - ... every moment. The number of dead on the field is very large. • " I am informed that Marshal Marmont is badly wounded, and has lost one of his arms ; and that four general officers have been killed, and several wounded. " Such an advantage could not have been acquired without material loss on our side, but it certainly has not been of a magnitude to distress the army, or to cripple its operations.
Side 310 - Marmont ought to have given me a pont ffor, and he would have made a handsome operation of it. But instead of that, after manoeuvring all the morning in the usual French style, nobody knew with what object, he at last pressed upon my right in such a manner, at the same time without engaging, that he would have either carried our Arapiles, or he would have confined us entirely to our position.
Side 169 - To the Right Hon. Henry Wellesley. ' SIR, ' Freneda, 19th February, 1812. ' I enclose the copy of a letter which I have received from the...
Side 184 - I cannot sufficiently praise the conduct of the 50th and 71st regiments, to whom the assault fell. The cool and steady manner in which they formed and advanced, and the intrepidity with which they mounted the ladders and carried the place, were worthy of those distinguished corps and the officers who led them.

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