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ANNALS OF THE WARS

OF THE

NINETEENTH CENTURY.

VOLUME II. 1807 1809.

Entered at Stationers' Hall.

[The Author reserves to himself the Right of Translation.]

LONDON

PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.

NEW-STREET SQUARE

ANNALS OF THE WARS

OF THE

NINETEENTH CENTURY,

COMPILED

From the most Authentic Histories of

the Period.

BY THE

HON. SIR EDWARD CUST, D.C.L.

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL IN THE BRITISH ARMY, AND COLONEL OP

THE SIXTEENTH (QUEEN'S) LANCERS.

“By reading you will be distinguished : without it your abilities will
be of little use.

GENERAL SIR CHARLES NAPIER's Advice to a Young Officer.

Vol. II. 1807-1809.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1862. 123

q. 41.

“ The vet'ran soldier, kindly bade to stay,

Sat by his fire and talked the night away ;
Wept o'er the wounds and tales of sorrow done,
Shoulder'd his crutch and show'd how fields were won."

GOLDSMITH.

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CONTENTS.

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of Portugal—The Royal

1807.

Family emigrate to Rio

de Janeiro

58

1. Naval War - Admiral Sir 22. War in Italy — Napoleon

John Duckworth at

repairs thither on a Visit 59

Constantinople

1 | 23. Colonial War

61

2. British Expedition to 24. Naval War-Russian Fleet 62

Egypt

6 25. British Single Ship and

3. Capture of Curaçoa

8

Boat Actions

ib.

4. British Expedition to 26. Naval War in the Indian

Monte Video.

9

Ocean

67

5. The Russian and Turkish 27. Spain

69
Fleets in the Mediter-

ranean.

6. Affairs in the Baltic . 13

1808.

7. War in Poland .

14

8. Battle of Preussisch-Eylau 1. Commencement of the Pe-
- Affair at Ostrolenka 19 ninsular War

72

9. Siege of Dantzig

26 2. The French seize the

10. Siege of Stralsund

31

Spanish Frontier For-

11. The Convention of Barten-

tresses

74

stein

32 3. Discovery of the Designs

12. Resumption of Hostilities

of Napoleon .

77

between the Armies 33 4. The Royal Family prepare

13. Battle of Heilsberg

37

for tight- Tumult at

14. Battle of Friedland

40 Aranjuez

78

15. The Raft at Tilsit

44 5. Charles IV. abdicates, and

16. Revolutions at Constanti-

Ferdinand VII. is pro-

nople

47 claimed King

80

17. War in the Baltic

49 6. Charles and Ferdinand

18. A British conjunct Expe-

repair to Napoleon

dition sent

against Co-

Bayonne

82

penhagen

51 7. Insurrection at Madrid 84

19. Capture of Heligoland 56 8. Abdication of the Bourbons

20. Napoleon

returns to

Joseph Bonaparte

France-Sends an Army

King of Spain

86

into the Peninsula ib. 9. The Spanish Nation rise

21. A French Army, under

against the French 88

Junot, takes possession 10. Admiral Rosily's Fleet at

VOL. II.

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