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but that they had an essential part in the took some prisoners. The enemy have victory ; on which account they are sioce taken a position upon the Coa, having sbarers in the glories of that day, and not an advanced guard on this side ; and the for the wishes only which c. P. justly allied troops have this day been collected ascribes to them; for if he considers the on the left of that river.I have the honour latter as the only reason for their deserv: to enclose the copy of a letter which I ing praise, then he ought to advert, that have received from Marshal Sir William as much might be said of those troops Beresford, containing the terms of the ca. which were at Cadiz and the Isla. pitulation of Campo Mayor; and I have
likewise the honour of enclosing his report
of his first operations against the enemy, PORTUGAL. THE WAR.-Downing-Strect,
April 19, 1811.—A Dispatch, of which from which your lordship will observe that the following is a Copy, was on the eveni:3 and has had considerable success against
he has got possession of that place again, of the 17th instant receioed at Lord Liverpool's Ofice, addressed to his Lordship by have been more complete, and would have
the enemy's cavalry. This success would Lieutenant-General Viscount Wellington, been attended with less loss, if the ardour dated Marmoleiro, 2d April, 1811.
of the 13th Light Dragoons and 7th PortuMy Lokd~ The Allied Army were col- guese regiment of cavalry in the pursuit lected in the neighbourhood and in front of the enemy could have been kept within of Celorico on the 28th March, with a reasonable bounds. Some of the men missview to dislodge the enemy from the posi- ing of both these regiments were made tion which they had taken upon Guarda, prisoners on the bridge of Badajoz.--The which they still occupied in force, and of enemy have likewise abandoned Albuquerwhich they apparently intended to retain que.--I have received no accounts from possession. On that day a patrole of light Cadiz or from the North since I addressed infantry from Major Gen. Alex. Campbell's your Lordship on the 27th March. I have, division, commanded by the Honourable &c.
WELLINGTON. Colonel Ramsay, had some success against a detachment of the enemy at Avelans ; Marshal Beresford reports, under date and a patrole of the light cavalry, with a of Campo Mayor, 26th March, that he detachment of the 95th, with which was had moved on the preceding morning from Major-General Slade, obliged the enemy Arronches, and upon approaching Campo to retire from Fraxedas; both took many Mayor had found the enemy's corps prisoners; and I am concerned to add (consisting of four regiments of cavalry, that Brigade-Major Stewart of the 95th three battalions of infantry, and some was killed with the last. On the morning horse artillery), drawn up on the outside of the 29th, the 3d, 6th, and light divisions of the town.--- Brigadier General Long and the 16th light dragoons and hussars, being sent with the Allied cavalry to turn under the command of Major-General the enemy's right, found an opportunity Picton, Major-General Alexander Camp- of a charge to be made by two squadrons bell, and Major-General Sir William Ers- of the 13th Light Dragooi:s under Lieute. kine, moved upon Guarda in five columns, nant-Colonel Head, and two squadrons of ' which were supported by the 5th division Portuguese dragoons under Colonel Otway, in the valley of tbe Mondego, and by the supported by the remainder of the cavalry. Ist and 7th from Celorico. And the mi- By this charge the enemy's horse were litia, under General Trant and Colonel completely routed and chased by the four Wilson, covered the movement at Alverca squadrons above mentioned into the town against any attempt that might have been of Badajoz. A great number of the French ipade on that side to disturb it. The ene- were sabred, as were the guriners belongmy, abandoned the position of Guarda ing to sixteen pieces of cannon that were without firing a shot, and retired upon Sa- taken upon the road, but afterwards abanbugal, on the Coa. They were followed doned. The pursuit of the enemy's ca. by our cavalry, who took some prisoners valry having led a great proportion of the from them..On the 30th Sir William Allied dragoons to a distance of several Erskine, with the cavalry and horse artil- miles before the infantry of Marshal Be. lery, fell upon the rear guard of the 2d resford's Army could come up, the French corps, which had been near Belmonte, and infantry availed themselves of the oppor. had marched for the Coa during the night, tunity to retreat in solid column, and thus and he killed and wounded several and effected their escape.-The enemy's loss
is estimated at not less than five or six / My Lord,-When I last addressed your hundred men killed, wounded or prisoners, Lordship the enemy occupied the Upper great numbers of horses and mules were Coa, having his right at Rovina and taken, together with one howitzer and guarding the Ford of Rapoilla de Coa, some ammunition waggons.- - Marshal Be- with a detachment at the bridge of Ferresford speaks highly of the steadiness of rerias, and his left at Sabugal, and the Colonel De Grey's brigade of heavy ca- 8th corps was at Alfayates. The right of valry, and of the gallantry displayed by the British army was opposite Sabugal, all the troops that were engaged.
and the left at the bridge of Ferrerias.The enemy abandoned ihe town of The Militia under General Trant and Campo Mayor without resistance, leaving Colonel Wilson crossed the Coa below there a considerable supply of corn and Almeida, in order to threaten the commuprovisions, and 8000 rations of biscuit. nication of that place with Ciudad Rodrigo Return of the Killed, Wounded, and Missing difficult of access throughout its course,
, in the Corps of the Allied Army, under the and the position which the enemy had
, orders of Marshal Sir W. C. Beresford, taken was very strong, and could be apK. B. on the 25th of March, 1811.
proached only by its left.-The troops 3d Dragoon Guards-2 horses killed ;
were therefore put in motion on the 3 rank and file woundod.
morning of the 3d, to turn the enemy's 13th Light Dragoons-10 rank and file, left above Sabugal, and to force the pas6 horses, killed; 2 Lieutenants, Staff, 1 Quarter-master, i serjeant, 22 rank and sage of the bridge of that town ; with the file, 10 horses, wounded ; ) serjeant
, 21 exception of the 6th division, 'which res
mained opposite the 6th corps, which was rank and file, 35 horses, missing.
at Rovina ; and one battalion of the 7th Ist Regiment of Portuguese Cavalry-division, which observed the enemy's 1 Cornet, 10 rank and file, 11 horses, detachment at the brigade of Ferrerias.killed; 32 rank and file, 25 horses, The 2d corps were in a strong position, wounded; 27 rank and file, 32 horses, with their right upon a height immediately missing.
above the bridge and town of Sabugal, 7th Ditto-3 rank and file, 1 horse, and their left extending along the road killed ; 8 rank and file wounded; 28 rank to Alfayates, to a height which comand file, 41 horses, missing.
manded all the approaches to Sabugal Total - Cornet, 23 rank and file, 20 from the Fords of the Coa above the town. horses, killed.; 2 Lieutenants, 1 Staff
, The 2d corps communicated by Rendo ii Quarter-master, 1 Serjeant, 65 rank with the oth corps at Rovina.-It was
and file, 35 horses, wounded : 1 Serj. intended to turn the left of this corps, and 70 rank and file, 108 lorses, missing.
with this view the light division and the Names of Officers Wounded.
cavalry, under Major-General Sir W. 131h Light Dragoons-Lieutenant Smith,
Erskine and Major-General Slade, were badly; Lieutenant Gale, Adjutant Holmes, to cross the Coa by two separate fords and Quarter-master Greenham, slightly.
upon the right, the cavalry upon the
right of the light division; the sd diReturn of Ordnance and Stores taken from vision, under Major-General Picton, at
the Eneny on the 25th March, 1811, by a ford on their left, about a mile from the Allied Army under the orders of Mar Sabugal; and the 5th division, under shal Sir W. C. Beresford, K. B.
Major-General Dunlop, and the artillery, One French six-inch howitzer, 6 French at the bridge of Sabugal.-Colonel Beck caissons with ammunition, 1 French forge the first that crossed the Coa, with two
with's brigade of the light division were cart.-Since destroyed. (Signed) E. PAKENHAM, D. A. G.
squadrons of cavalry upon their right. Four companies of the 95th, and three
companies of Colonel Elder's Caçadores, PORTUGAL. The WAR.—London Gazette drove in the enemy's piquets, and were
* Extraordinary, of April 25, 1811.-A supported by the 43d regiment. At this Dispatch, of which the following is a Copy, moment a rain-storm came on, which has been received at Lord Liverpool's rendered it impossible to see any thing; Office, addressed to his Lordship by Licu- and these troops having pushed on ip purtenant-General Viscount Wellington, dated suit of the enemy's piquets, came upon Villa Fermosa, 9th April, 1811. the left of their main body, which it had been intended they should turn. The | Major Patrickson, particularly distinguishlight troops were driven back upon the ed ihemselves; as did that part of the 43d regiment, and as soon as the atmos- 95th regiment in Colonel Beckwith's bri. phere became clear, the enemy having gade, under the command of Major Gilperceived that the body, which had ad- mour, and Colonel Elder's Caçadores; the vanced, were not strong, attacked them first battalion fifty second regiment, under in a solid column, supported by cavalry the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Ross, and artillery. These troops repulsed this likewise shewed great steadiness and galattack, and advanced in pursuit upon the lantry, when they joined Colonel Beckenemy's position, where they were at- with's brigade. Throughout the action tacked by a fresh column on their left, the troops derived great advantage from and were charged by the 1st Hussars on the assistance of two guns of Captain their right. They retired and took post Bull's troop of Horse Artillery, which behind a wall, from which post they crossed at the ford with the light division, again repulsed the enemy, and advanced and came up to their support. It was im2 second time in pursuit of them; and possible for any officer to conduct himself took from them a howitzer. They were with more ability and gallantry than Cohowever, again attacked by a fresh co- lonel Beckwith. The action was comJumn with cavalry, and retired again to menced by an unavoidable accident to their post, where they were joined by the which all operations are liable ; but havother brigade of the Light Division, con- ing been commenced, it would have been sisting of the two battalions of the 52d re- impossible to withdraw from the ground giment, and the first Caçadores. These without risking the loss of the object of troops repulsed the enemy, and Col. our movements; and it was desirable to Beckwith's brigade and the 1st battalion obtain possession, if possible, of the top of the 52d regiment again advanced upon of the hill, from which the enemy had them. They were attacked again by a made so many attacks with advantage, fresh column supported by cavalry, which on the first position taken by the 43d recharged their right, and they took post in giment. This was gained before the 3d an inclosure upon the top of the height, division came up. I had also great reason from whence they could protect the to be satisfied with the conduct of Co. howitzer which the 43d had taken ; lonel Drummond, who commands the and they drove back the enemy - other brigade in the light division. --When The enemy were making arrangements the firing commenced, the 6th corps broka to attack them again in this post, and had up from their position at Rovina, and moved a column on their left, when the marched towards Rendo. The two corps Light Infantry of Major-General Picton's joined at that place, and continued their division, under Lieutenant-Colonel Wil-retreat to Alfayates, followed by our ca, liams, supported by the Honourable Major- valry, part of which was that night at General Colville's brigade, opened their Soito.--The enemy continued their refire upon them. At the same moment the treat that night and the next morning i head of Major-General Dunlop's column and entered the Spanish frontier on the crossed the bridge of the Coa, and ascend- 4th. They have since continued their ed the heights on the right flank of the retreat, and yesterday the last of them enemy; and the cavalry appeared on crossed the Agueda. I have the honour the high ground in rear of the enemy's to inclose the return of killed and wounded left, and the enemy retired across the from the 18th of March. I am concerned hills towards Rendo, leaving the howitzer to have to report that Lieutenant-Colonel in the possession of those who had so gal- Waters was taken prisoner on the 3d, beos lantly gained, and preserved it, and about fore the action commenced. He had 200 killed on the ground, and six Officers crossed the Coa to reconnoitre the enemy's and 300 prisoners in our bands. Al position, and he was surrounded with some though the operations of this day were, hussars and taken. He had rendered by unavoidable accidents, not performed very important services upon many occain the manner in which I intended they sions in the last two years; and his loss is should be, I consider the action that was sensibly felt.I sent six squadrons of cafought by the Light Division, by Colonel valry, under Major-General Sir W. ErsBeckwith's brigade principally, with the kine, on the 7th, towards Almeida, to rewhole of the žd Corps, to be one of the connoitre that place, and drive in any parmost glorious that British troops were ever - ties which might be in that neighbourengaged in.-The 43d regiment, under hood, and to cut off the communication be.
tween the garrison and the army. He 1st Batt: 434 Foot--LieutenantJ. M'Dearfound a division of the 9th corps at Junça, mid. which he drove" before him across the Ast: Batt. 95th Foot-Hon. Duncan ArTurou and Duas Casas ; and he took from buthnot. them many prisoners. Captain Bull's
WOUNDED. troop of horse artillery did great execution 2d Batt. 5th Eoor-Lieutenant St. Clair, "ppon this occasion. The enemy withdrew Ensign Williams, severely: in the night across the Agueda.--The Al. Ist Balt. 43rd Foot-Major Patrickson, lied army have taken up the position upon slightly ; : Captain Dalzel and Lieutethe Duas Casas, whieh Brigadier-General nant Rylance, severely ; Lientenant Craufurd occupied with his advanced W.Frier,slightly; Lieutenant J, Creighguard in the latter part of the siege of ston, severely. Ciudad Rodrigo ; having one advanced 1st Batt. 52d Foot---Captain. P. Campbell post upon Gallegos and upon the Agueda. and Lieutenant J. Gurwood, severely, The Militia are at Ciuco Villas and Mal- not dangerously. partida. The enemy have no commani- 95th Foot+Lieutenant-Colonel Beckwith cation with the garrison of Almeida, from and Second Lieutenant. W. Haggup, whence they have lately withdrawn the slightly. heavy artillery employed in the summer
MISSING. in the siege of that place. My last re. Ist Portuguese Foot-Lieut-Col. Waters port from Cadiz is dated the 13th of March. .(late Ist Foot.) -I lave not heard from Sir Wm. Beres. ford since the 1st instant. At the time he Spain. Battle of BARROSA.— Notes of the hoped to be able to blockade Badajoz on
Moniteur on Lord Liverpool's Letter to th: the 3d. I learn by letters of the 30th
Lord Mayor of London. --April 4, 1811. March received this day from the South of Portugal, that after General Zayas had The Moniteur contains the following landed his corps at Huelva and Morguer, Notes upon the account of the Battle of the Duke d’Aremberg moved upon Mor Barrosa, sent by Lord Liverpool to the guer from Seville with 3,000 infantry and Lord Mayor of London :800 cavalry, upon which the Spanish Letter."
-" The army of Marshal Victor, troops embarked again. It is stated that composed of the two divisions of Ruffin the cavalry had lost some of their equip and Laval.” ments.' I have the honour to be, &c. Moniteur_« There was only one bri
(Signed) WELLINGTON. gade of each division, and each consisted Return of Killed, Wounded, and Missing of had been detached to reinforce the gar
of less than 2,500 men. - Four battalions the British and Portuguese Forces in the
rison of Medina Sidonia." several Affairs with the French Army, from the 18th of March 10 the 7th of repulsed, with the loss of an eagle and
· Letter" The enemy was completely April 1811.
six pieces of cannun." TOTAL BRITISH LOSL General Staff, 2 Moniteurm" You mean two pieces of
Lieutenants, 1 Serjeant, 15. rank and cannon, and four caissuons, and you say hle, 8 horses, killed ; 1 General Staff, nothing of your having lost four pieces
1. Major, 2 Captains, 5 Lieutenants, 2 of cannon, and three stand of colours." Ensigns, 8 Serjeants, 2 Drummers, 117
Leter" The General of Division, Rufrank and file, 11 horses, wounded ; 4. fin, &c. and 480 rank and file were made rank and file and 1 horse missing.
prisoners.” TOTAL PORTUGUESE Loss rank and file MoniteurYou took, at the most, 150
killed ; 9 rank and file wounded; I wounded.men, and you lost 720." 1. Lieutenant-Colonel missing.!
Letter". It appears that the enemy Officets Killed, Wounded and Missing. had about 8,000 men engaged." KILLED.
,Moniteur-" That is to say, less than 95th Poot-Brigade-Major Stewart (Lieu-5,000." tenant.)
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[1055 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.
troops may not be always present with
them, that there are thousands upon thouHOLLAND.INSURRECTIONS.--Alas! sands within'call; that they are stationed all the “ fond hopes of the Morning at convenient distances all over the country;' Post and of the - Fashionable World, and that if the people were to hesitate one seem to have been dissipated since my moment to let the Judges and others rob last Number went to the press. Nothing them au nom de la loi, the soldiers would short of a complete deliverance of Europe be called in, and the work would be conwas then expected, and that, too, right summated at the point of the bayonet.'' speedily. We were taught to believe, -Oh, oh! these are their tricks, are that the Antwerp Fleet was hourly to be they? This is the way they do things in looked for coming down the Scheldt with Holland, and in Flanders! The soldiers the gallant crews in high mutiny, and in- do not actually take people's goods and tent upon the good work, the praise money from them and put them in jail worthy act of delivering the said fleet into and otherwise ill-treat them; but, they are our hands. To judge from the public within call, in great abundance, if the tame news-papers, the Anti-Jacobins seemed cheaters meet with resistance.Poor to have pricked up their ears and to bave Dutch ! Poor Flemings ! This is despobeen wholly recovered from the fit of ap- tism with a vengeance! It must be ten thouprehension, into which they had been sand times more provoking than if it was thrown by the dear Dollar. It was a carried on without any of the forms of law. skan, or a hum, or a hour; and here we These legal forms must make the most gallare, with all the “ fond hopes," all the ing part of the system ; and, therefore, I sweet hopes, of hearing confirmed the did not at all wonder to hear that the people : accounts of a general insurrection in Hol- had begun by seizing upon the judges. But, land and Flanders, though the Morning alas ! it was all false. It was all a faChronicle assured us, wat te sovernment brication, on the part of our stupid and had received authentic accounts of the time-serving news-papers, who are now matter, and that it fthe Chronicle) trusted bringing themselves off with the most that what it had before reported was true. pitiful
-On Friday last, the All the story, therefore, about the Courier and Morning Post told us that s. Judges being seized by the people and " A Dutch Gentleman, just arrived from having their bauble, their humbug, their “ Holland, brings a letter dated the 21st cheating dress, tbeir rabble-blinding gear, " inst. from one of the first houses there, stripped off from their flabby carcases ; " which confirms the news of a complete all this story is false, and I dare say, that " insurrection having taken place from one these base miscreants, these very worst « end of Holland to the other ; that 9000 of all the instruments of tyranny, are “ French hade already been made to bite the going on cheating and oppressing and in-"dust; and that both the fleets in Anistersulting and laughing at the poor Dutch as “ dam and Antwerp are in a state of minemuch as ever. It is not, however, the “ tiny."-On the next day, they came fault of these men, or their employers, down to the following account, which the half so much as it is of the Dutch them reader will do well to compare with the selves. Base dogs! why do they submit? one just given. * The chief cause of the Why do they not down with these tricked" late disturbances in Holland was, as we out instruments, these vile hypocrites, "stated, that HORRIBLE LAW of cruthese robbers and murderers au nom de "elty and, blood, the CONSCRIPTION la loi (that is to say, in the name of the " LAW. A vessel arrived yesterday, law); wby do they not pull them down which sailed from the Dutch coast on and drag them along the kennel ?" Monday night, with several passengers Why, I shall be told, that they are, in " who got on board by stealth. The masfact, guarded by troops; for, though the ter states, that he was at Amsterdani on