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severely ; Captain Mills, Lieutenants 1st. Batt, 3d Guards-Lieutenant-ColoGwynne and Badcock, Cornet Elles, nel Hill. slightly.
2d Batt. 24th Foot--Captain Andrews. 16th Light Dragoons-Lieutenant Wey.' 1st Batt. 50th Foot-Lieutenant Ryan. land, severely; Lieutenant Blake, ditio, 1st Batt. 71st Foot-Lieutenants Roy since dead.
and Baldwin. CHARLES STEWART, 1st Hussars, King's German Legion
Maji-Gen. and. Adj.-Gen. Major Meyer, slightly; Captain Gruben, Lieutenant Krauckenberg, severely. .
PORTUGAL.- THE WAR.-From the London Isi Batt. Coldstreain Guards--Captain
Gazette, May 28, 1811:-Douning.street, Hervey, slightly.
May 28, 1811.--A Dispatch, of which Ist Batt. 3d Guards-Captain Clitherow,
the following is an Extract, was this day slightly.
received at the Earl of Liverpool's Offiee, 5th Batt. 60th Foot-Major Woodgate,
addressed to his Lordship by LieutenantLieutenant Wynne, slightly.
General Lord Viscount Wellington, K. B, 1st Bart. 71st Foot-Ensign Cox,
dated Villa Formosa, 15th May, isll. slightly; Ensign Vandeleor, severely; Adjutant Law, slightly.
Villa Formosa, May 15, 1811. 74th Foot-Captain M.Queen, severely; No part of the enemy's army remained Captain Moore, Adjutant White, slightly. on the left of the Agueda on the evening of
ist Batt. 79th Foot Lieutenant-Coloneline 10th instant, excepting one brigade of Cameron, severely ; Captain Fraser, cavalry close to the Bridge of Ciudad Rod. slightly; Cap in Davidson, severely'; rigo. The 2d corps had crossed at Barba del since dead. Limitienant Sinclair, slightly; Puerco and the Ford of Val d'Espino, and Lieutenants A. Cameron, Webb, and Ro. were cantoned in that neighbourhood; binson, severely; Lieutenant A. Fraser, and our advanced posts were upon the Ensign, W. Cameron, sligthuy.
Azava and the Lower Agueda.-The 6th 2:1 Batt. :3d Foot--Lieuienant Vericker, division resumed the duty of the blockade severely.
of Almeida on that evening, and Major, 85th Foot-Captain Nixon, slightly; General Sir William Erskine was ordered Lieutenant Brock, dangerously; Liente. to send a battalion to Barba del Puerco, nant Hogg, severely.
to guard the bridge there, which had been Ist Bait. 88th Foot--Lieutenant M.Als previously ordered, and had been posted pine, slightly ; Ensign Hogan, severely. : to observe the passages of the Duas Casas,
Ist Batt. 92d Foot-- Major Grant, 'se- between Aldea del Bispo' and Barba del verely, left leg amputated; Lieutenant Puerco.-The enemy blew up some mines M'Nab, severely ; right arm amputared. which they had constructed in the works
Chasseurs Britanniques---Captains Freu- of Almeida, a little before one on the ler and Tournefort, slightly; Lieutenant norning of the Uth, and immediately Blemer, slightly; Lusign Proto, severely, attacked the picquets by which the place
1st Line Bait. King's German Legion was observed, and forced their way through Major Beck, slightly.
them. They fired but little, and they ap2d Line Batt. King's German Legion-peared to have marched between the Captains Muller and Decken, severely, bodies of troops posted to support the
7ih Line Bali. King's German Legion- picquets-and in particular could not E:sign Bacbelie, severely.
have passed far from the right of the Biunswick (els-Lieutenant Zolsikoser, Queen's Regiment.--Upon the first alarm slightly
Brigadier-Geveral Pack, who was at Mala 21st Portuguese Regiment-Ensign partida, joined the picquets, and continued Francisco de Paula, slightly.
to follow and to fire upon the enemy, as a Caçadores-Lieutenant Joao de guide for the march of the other troops Breknique, slightly.
employed in the blockade; and Majoroth ditto--Lieutenant-Colonel Sebastio General Campbell marched from MalparPintos, Lieutenant Joze Vas, Ensigns Joze tida with a part of the first battalion $6th Berreira and Francisco Peixoto, slightly; regiment. But the enemy continued their Ensign Perreira, severely, since dead. march in a solid compact body without Missing
firing, and were well guided between the
positions occupied by our troops.--The 16th Light Dragoons--Captain Belli. 4th' regiment, which was ordered to ocIst Batt. Coldstream Guards-Ensign cupy Barba del Puerco, unfortunately tothard.
missed the road, and did not arrive there 1st Batt. 36th Foot-2 rank and file till the enemy had reached the place, and killed; 5 rank and file wounded; 1 Lieucommenced to descend the bridge; and tenant, 10 rank and file, missing. at the same moment with the 36th regi. Total-4 rank and file killed; 1 Lieument, with Major General Campbell, and tenant, 15 rank and file wounded ; 1 Lieu. the light-battalions of the 5th division, tenant, 1 serjeant, , 14 rank and file, missa which Major General Sir William Erskine ing. had detached from Aldea del Bispo to Names of Officers killed, wounded and missing.' Barba del Puerco, as soon as he bad heard that the enemy had conie out from Al- 1st Batt. 4th Foot--Lieutenant Robert meida.- The enemy suffered very consi- M Intosh wounded. derable loss both in prisoners and in killed Ist Batt. 36th Foot-Lieutenant Moody and wounded, as well in the march from missing. Almeida as in the passage of the Agueda. Lieut. Colonel Philip Cameron, of the It appears that that part of the 2d corps 79th regiment, wounded on the 5th May which were in St. Felices, formed upon 1811, died on the 13th May 1811. the river to protect their passage as soon
CHARLES STEWART, as they heard the firing; and the Honour
Major Gen. and Adj. Gen. able Lieutenant Colonel Cochrane of the 86th, who had crossed with a detachment
Foreign Office, May 28, 1811. of the 36th and of the 4th regiments, was Dispatches were this morning received obliged to retire with some loss. The at tbe office of the Marquis Wellesley, enemy are indebted for the small part of from Mr. Stuart, his Majesty's Minister the garrison which they have saved prin- at Lisbon, dated the 18th instant, by which cipally to the unfortunate mistake of the it appears, that on the 10th, at midnight, road to Barba del Puerco by the 4th regi- the garrison of Almeida blew up the works ment. During the period of the blockade, of that fortress, and effected a retreat to but particularly during the period that the Barba del Puerco with considerable loss. enemy's army were between the Duas Marshal Soult broke up from Gillena Casas and the Azava, the garrison were in on the 9th of May, at the head of 15,000 the habit of tiring cannon during the men, and his Head-quarters were at Zafra night; and the picquets near the place on the 13th, where he effected a junction were frequently attacked. On the night with the division of General Latour Mauof the 7th there had been a very heavy bourg, which increased his numbers to fire of cannon from the place, and the near 22,000 men. General Ballasteros picquets were attacked; and another on immediately. fell back and united his the night of the 8th, and the Queen's re- corps with that of General Blake; their giment in particular, and the otber troops combined strength moved from Xeres to employed in the blockade, were induced Barcarotta. On the 13th, Marshal Beres. to believe that the explosion which they ford and General Castanos concentrated heard in the morning of the 11th was of their forces in Valverde, where it would the same description with those which appear they have been since joined by they had heard on the preceding nights; General Blake.-On the 16th Marshal and the Queen's regiment did not move at Soult aitacked ihe combined army at Alall, nor the other troops, till the cause of boera, and, after an obstinate action, was explosion had been ascertained.-Since the repuised with great loss, abandoning his Tih-inst. the enemy have continued their wounded, and retiring to a position in retreat towards the Tormes.-I enclose a sight of the British advanced posts. The return of the killed and wounded of the loss on the part of the allies is not speci. troops engaged at Barba del Puerco. fied, but understood to be very severe. Return of killed, wounded and missing of the Generals Cole and W. Stewart, slightly
Major-General Houghton killed ; MajorArmy under the Command of Lieutenunt General Lord Viscount Wellington, K. B. wounded; Lieutenant-Colonels' sic w. at Barba del Puerco, on the 11th May,
Myers and Duckworth, killed.
The following is a translation of the 1811.
Telegrapbic communication received at Head Quarters, Villa Formosa, May 15. Lisbon :- May 17, 1811. - Elvas, half 1st Batt. 4th Foot-2 rank and file kill- past 11, A.M.-At nine yesterday morned; 1 Lieutenant, 10 rank and file, ing Marshal Soult attacked our Army at wounded; 1 serjeant, 4 rank and file, Alboera. It was a great battle. Our missing.
ARMY OF PORTUGAL.
Armies were victorious. The enemy aban- / was, to proceed in force on the right of doned their wounded, and took up a new the enemy, and to seize the communicaposition in sight of our Army.-Elvas, tion of Castel Bom. In consequence, and May 1,8, seven P. M. The battle lasted whilst the second and seventh corps, and six hours and a half. It was contested. the division of the 8th, kept the centre of The Armies maintained the same positions. the enemy in check, 1 proceeded towards The Allies had General Houghton killed the right with the 6th corps pursuing their and three Generals wounded. The enemy rear guard, the greater part of which was two killed and one wounded. At eight warmly repulsed in Fuentes d'Onoro. this morning Gen. Houghton was buried. This village is hidden by the nature of the
ground, and placed in part on the foot of
the little bill which the enemy possessFRANCE.- Official Account of the Battle of ed. I hoped to carry it and keep it
Almeida.- Paris May 22.-News from
I attacked it, and it was soon occupied.
his line cut off by the occupation of this I have the honour to inform your High- important post, did not cease to throw in ness, that on the 2d May, at day-break, fresh troo and he got possession of it. I ordered the body of the army to pass the The division Ferey, which was alone em Agueda, at the bridge of Rodrigo, and to ployed in this attack, had soon driven the proceed, the 2d upon Marialva, the 8th enemy from the village. It lost in its and 9th upon Carpeo, with the reserve of turn; in fine, having seen it taken and recavalry; the 6th upon Espeja, with the taken, 1 sustained the division with four rest of the cavalry. The movement was battalions of reserve of the division Mareffected with much order, the advanced chand, with the 6th corps, and the greater posts of the enemy were driven in, and part of the village remained in our bands the preparations which they had made to during the night. In the mean time they defend the defiles of Marialva, were ren- exchanged some cannon in the centre
, dered useless by the passage of the Azava, and they disputed feebly some small at Carpio. This operation was executed posts; the village of Alameda remained without much obstacle from she enemy, with us. On the 4th, at day-break, the and their advanced guard of 14 squadrons enemy, extremely uneasy at the occupaof cavalry, supported by some hundreds tion of Fuentes d'Onoro, which opened us of faniassins, with artillery, was warmly a debouché in the niidst of their line, entreated to beyond Gallegos. The army deavoured in vain to retake it; they were took the following position: the 2d corps warmly repolsed; they then filled with in the rear and to the right of Gallegos; a troops the avenues of the village, the division of the 8th on the left of that vil rocks and walls that flanked it, and tenlage, which was occupied by the advanced dered by all sorts of means the entire ocu posts; the 6th in the rear of Espeja, and cupation of the upper part of the village the 9th in reserve before Carpio.— The in- very difficult. Hence I saw that the ad. formation I had relative to the enemy, vantage would cost the army too dear, and stated that they occupied, with 40 to 1 employed myself in the dispositions ne50,000 men, a fine line of battle behind cessary for a fresh attack. I reconnoitred the brook of Onoro on a hill, whose left of carefully the flank of the enemy which difficult access, was supported, by Fort were guarded by the cavalry and the miliConception: the right, more accessible, tia of the country. I found an accessible was at Nava de Avel; the head-quarters ground between Nava de Aval and Posoat Villa Formosa. Yet this position of bello, and I resolved to direct the army the enemy was not without danger to thither. The orders were sent off in the them, since they had behind their front evening, and the movements were exethe rocky bed of the Coa, and bat a single cuted during the night.-On the 5th, at carriage communication, sufficiently dif-day-break, the army was placed as follows: ficult, by Castel Bom.- On the 3d, in the the 1st and 2d divisions of the 6th corps in morning, the army marched forward, the face of Posobello, having the 2d division second corps forming still the right and of the 8th in reserve; all the cavalry of proceeding upon Alameda, a division of the army waited under the orders of the 8th, on the left of that village, and the General Montbrun, on the left of the in9th, with the cavalry, marched from Es- fantry. The troops, placed opposite the peja upon Fuentes d'Onoro. My plan right of the enemy, were destined 10 turn and overthrow it. The 3d division | leurs, stationed on the back part of a good of the 6th corps occupying a part of the deal of artillery, and occupied the summit village of Fuentes d'Onoro, and destined in three squares. Our cavalry having to attack it again, formed the centre with reached this point, fell vigorously on the the 9th corps, which was in the rear and squares, and broke themvail. I then took in reserve. On the right was the 2d corps, | up a position opposite the enemy's line. the first division of which leaned upon before our infantry could arrive, the Almeida, and the 2d had been placed in-4 enemy had had time to cover the summit termediately between that village and of the level with several lines of English Fuentes d'Onoro. These corps of the infantry and a numerous artillery ; they army had orders to favour, by petty at. threw fresh troops into Fuentes d'Onoro, tacks, ihe grand movement of the army, f and strengthened also Villa Formosa on and to manauvre in such a manner as to the right. The divisions of Ferey and unite with it in proportion as it gained | Claparede attacked Fuentes d'Oporo viground upon the enemy. The village of gorously, and drove the enemy several Posobello, and the woods that flanked it times from it; but as soon as they reached were full of English infantry; they were the summit, they were overwhelmed by vigorously attacked by the art division of the artillery. The English threw incesthe 6th corps, and carried by the bayonet. santly considerable reinforcements of their The enemy lost many killed and made best iroops, and attacked over the rocks prisoners. The three divisions marched that were upon their right flank; they jn close columns by echelons on the village lost 500 prisoners, and more than 800 and its flanks. In the rear the enemy killed, amongst whom are several officers shewed a line of twenty squadrons, sup- and Scotch.-The' ardour of the soldiers ported by several battalions of infantry was unparalleled. The army on this day, and 12 pieces of cannon. General Mont in which the whole honour of arms rebrun manæuvred on my left, in a manner mained with them, took 100 men from to gain the summit of the heights and the the enemy, amongst whom are a Lieuteright of the enemy; he had to sustain nant-Colonel, and a great number of Or. several charges before he could gain it.- ficers, and killed and wounded upwards of As soon as he had reached the summit, he 2,000. They overthrew and defeated charged in columns by regiments the their right wing, and gained more than a enemy's cavalry, with the greatest suc- league of ground from it. The enemy cess, and with extraordinary vigour. In passed the night after the battle in enspite of the artillery and the infantry con- trenching strongly the summit of the cealed in the rocks, he overthrew succes. level, they place I also epaulements on the sively these twenty English squadrons, ravines, and behind the rocks. In fine, and drove them more than a league before they barricadoed the summit of the vila bim. However, the 1st and 2d division of lages of Fuenies d'Onoro and Villa Forthe 6th corps followed the movements of mosa, drawing to their assistance all the the cavalry in column, and a division of resources of fortification against an attack the 8th marched in reserve. The 9th | by main force:-o order to be able to corps advanced its left to connect itself | profit by the advantages of this day, I with the grand attack. The 3d division intend to approach Almeida – Our loss of the 6th corps attacked the village of has been 400 killed and wounded. OfFuentes d'Onoro warmly, where the enemy ficers, generals, and soldiers, all fulfilled threw in still considerable force to occupy their duty with devotion and bravery. that debouché, and cut off the communi- General of Division Montbrun, commando cation between our centre and left. The ing the cavalry of the army, displayed on enemy had his right routed, and the corps the 5th extreme skill in the manæuvres, a that composed it fied dispersed towards skill calculated to make the most of the the centre, where they could unite again intrepidity of the regiments under his bebind the English regiments that were orders. Generals Fourneer, Waltier, Lorcoming in great haste from the left. The cet, Maucune, Vicyey, and Col. Ornaro level on which we had just manæuvred is of the 25th Dragoons, particularly disnarrower in this part. From this summit tinguished themselves.--I shall have the descend, two ravines, very rocky and honour to make known to you particularly difficult, where the villages of Fuentes the acts that signalized the 5th. M. de d'Onoro and Villa Formosa are. Lord Sipteuil, your Highness's Aide de Camp, Wellington filled these ravines with Tiral- had his leg carried away by a cannon ball. This brave and interesting young surrounded in Figueras, the most respecto Officer was at the head of a charge of able part of the country have had the dragoons. Ile suffered amputation with upper hand. This state of things made much coolness, and is out of danger.- the insurgents comprehend the necessity am, with respectful devotion, your High- of raising the blockade of Figueras, and ness's, &c. &c.
of strengthening the garrison, in order 10 (Signed) Marshal Prince of Essling, restore those bands to their real service. Camp of Fuentes d'Onoro, May 7. Campo Verde sent a conroy of provisions
on 1,200 mules; he reinforced himself DISTRICT OF THE ARMY OF THE SOUTH.
with 3,000 men, and be appeared, on the General Latour Maubourg, commanding 3d May, at 7 a. M. in the environs of Fithe fifih corps of the army, reconnoitred gueras; a columu of 2,000 men appeared on the 7ih of April, early in the morn- on the mountain north of Figueras, and ing, the advanced posts. of Beresford's attacked the advanced posts of the camp army below Juramenta ; an English of Liers. The principal corps debouched squadron was surprised. General Vela on the side of Avignon, and reached the lande took a hundred prisoners mounted, first houses of Figueras announcing the among others a Major; all of the 13th intention to get possession of the town.English regiment.--Badajz is armed and General Baraguay d'Hilliers immediately provisioned for several months. Olivanza made his dispositions. He left Colonel not being armed, the garrison retired at Petit to command the camp of Liers, and the approach of the army of Beresford, to repulse the attack of the enemy on that whirit intered it on the 15th, and found side. He reinforced the garrison of the only 20 ock.-LO: "llington came to town and those of the redoubts which sup. reconnoivre Budajoz'on the 22d. General ported the line of blockade, and he marchPhillipin madu a sortie with two battalions, ed to Campo Verde with 4,000 men.and warmly repulsed him.-Blake, at the Whilst the insurgents attacked the town head of 8,000 Spaniards, forming the gar- warmly, and were repulsed with enormous rison of Cadiz, deharked at Ayamone, to loss, General Baraguay d'Hilliers attacked acı in concert with Berestord.— The ad- them in flank and threw them into disvanced guard of the reinforcements des order. The Chasseurs of the 29th regitinel for the army of the South, arrived ment, and a squadron of the 24th dragoons, at Cardovo on the 22d. The Duke of overwhelmed the enemy and completed Dalınaria had at that period united at their rout. Two thousand made prisoners, Seville a reserve of 20,000 men, without among whom are 120 officers, 3,000 killed, having Souched the troops besieging Cadiz, four standards taken, and the conroy and without comprising the reinforce- destined to revictual Fort Figueras rements that arrived, nor the 5111 corps ; mained in our power. Such are the rewhich, under General Latour Maubourg, sults of this affair.-During the battle the was on the frouliers of Estremadura, ob- English had debarked a column on the serving the allied arniies. The French side of Rosas; but this column was kept artillery besieging Cadiz has found out in check by the garrison of the fort, and the secret of firing bombs, which carry embarked precipitately after the disaster 3,025 toises, barst admirably, and whose of Campo Verde, whose dispirited troops fuse keeps extremely well during the could not rally. We were made to hope whole ot jis passage.---The Duke of Tre- that General Suchet, with the army of viso, whose health has suffered by the cli- Aragon, having marched upon Tarragona, mate of Andalusia, is arrived at Madrid. the wreck of Campo Verde's army would
not be able to return to that place.-Our ARMY OF CATALONIA,
loss has been slight. Commandant Beas. Campo Verde, commanding the Insur. nono, Colonels Lanorque, &c. distinguishgents of Catalonia, having learnt at Tarra-ed themselves. gona the success inspired by the treason of Figueras, set off with eight thousand
PITT'S BIRTH DAY. men, and proceeded against Olot. He FROM THE VENAL PRINTS OF THE 28TR OF wanted to raise en masse all Upper Catalonia; but he did not succeed. The Mic
MAY, 1811. quelets who had surprised Figueras, and Celebration of the Anniversury of the Birthgarrisoned it, were the concentration of all,
Day of the Illustrious and Immortal Pitt. the different bands. Since they had been The Anniversary of the Birth-day of