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cester regiment of local militia, vice Edwards, deceased, dated September 4, 181%. Commission in the Tower Ilamlets uililia, signed by the lord lieutenant: 1st royal regiment, William Fortune, esq. to be captain, vice Cruden, resigned, dated July 11, 1812. Commission in the Whitchurch volunteer infantry, signed by the lord-licut. of the county of Hants: H. Hunter, gent, to be lieutenant, vice Edney, resigned, dated Aug. 19, 1812.
LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, September 4, 1812. Downing-street, September 4, 1812.—Major Burgh, aid-de-camp to the Marquiss of Wellington, has this day arrived at Lord Bathurst's office with dispatches, addressed to his lordship by Lord Wellington, dated Madrid the 13th and 15th ultimo, of which the following are extracts.--HAVING found that the army under Marshal Marmont conti. pued their retreat upon Burgos, in a state not likely to take the field again for some time, I determined to bring Joseph Buonaparte to a general action, or force him to quit Madrid. Accordingly I moved from Cuellar on the 6th instant. We arrived at Segovia on the 7th, and at St. Ildefonso on the 8th, where I halted one day, to allow the right of the army more time to come up. No opposition was made to the passage of the troops through the mountains; and brigadier-general D’Urban, with the Portuguese cavalry, and 1st light battalion of the King's German legion, and captain M'Donald's troop of horse artillery had been through the Guadarama pass since the 9th. He moved forward on the morning of the 11th from the neighbourhood of Galapagas, and supported by the heavy cavalry of the King's German legion from Torrelodones, he drove in the French cavalry, about two thousand in number, and placed himself at Majalahonda, with the Portuguese cavalry, and captain M‘Donald's troop, and the cavalry and light infantry of the King's German legion at Las Royas, about three quarters of a mile distant. The enemy's cavalry which had been driven off in the morning, and had moved towards Navat Carnero, returned about five in the afternoon, and brigadier general D’Urban having formed the Portuguese cavalry in front of Majalahonda, supported by the horse artillery, ordered the cavalry to charge the enemy's leading squadrons, which appeared too far advanced to be supported by their main body. The Portuguese cavalry advanced to the attack, but unfortunately turned about before they reached the enemy; and they Aed through the village of Majalahonda, and back upon the German dragoons ; leaving behind them, unprotected and unsupported, those guns of captain M‘Donald's troop, which had been moved forward to co-operate with the cavalry. By the activity of the officers and soldiers of captain M‘Donald's troop, the guns were however moved off'; but owing to the unfavourable nature of the ground over which they were moved, ihe carriage of one was broken, and two others were overturned; and these three guns fell into the enemy's hands. The Portuguese dragoons having fled through Majalahonda, we re rallied and re-formed upon the heavy dragoons of the King's German legion, which were formed between that village and Las Royas. The German cavalry charged the enemy, although ander many disadvantages, and stopped their further progress; but I am sorry to say. that they suffered considerable loss, and that colonel Jonqueires, who cominanded the brigade, was taken prisoner. The left of the army was about two miles and a half distant, at the Puente de Ratamar, on the Guadarama river, and colonel Ponsonby's brigade of cavalry and a brigade of infantry of the 7th division having moved forward to the support of the troops in advance, the enemy retired upon Majalalionda as soon as they observed these troops; and night having come on they retired upon Alcorcun, leaving our guns at Majalahonda. I am bappy to report that the officers of the Portuguese cavalry behaved remarkably well, and shewed a good example to their men, particularly the Visconde de Barbacenia, who was taken prisoner. The conduct of the brave Germax London Gazette.- Dispatches from Marquis IVellington,
cavalry, was, I understand, excelleut, as was that of captain M.Donald's troop of borse artillery. The light infantry battalion was not engaged. The army moved forward yesterday morning, and its left took possession of the city of Madrid, Joseph Buonaparte baving retired with the army of the centre by the roads of Toledo and Aranjuez, leaving a garrison in the Retiro. It is impossible to describe the joy manifested by the iuhahi. tants of Madrid upon our arrival; and I hope that the prevalence of the same sentiments of detestation of the Freucli yoke, and of a strong desire to secure the independence of their country, which first induced then to set the example of resistance to the usurper, will induce them to make exertions in the cause of their country, which will be more efficacious than those formerly made. I have not yet heard that Astorga has fallen; but the garrison which the enemy left in Tordesillas, about two hundred and sixty in number, surrendered to General Santocildes on the 5th instant. I have received no further reports of the situation of General Ballasteros since the 21st of July. I have letters from General Joseph O'Donnell and General Roche of the 26th July; and the army of Murcia, under the command of the former, was defeated by General D'Harispe on the 21st of July. It appears that the Spanish troops moved forward to attack General D'Harispe's posts at Castalla and at Ybi; those which attacked the former were repulsed with the loss of two thousand men and two pieces of cannon; those which attacked the latter, under the command of General Roche, conducted themşelves remarkably well, and covered the retreat of the troops under General O'Donnell, and afterwards effected tbeir own retreat, in good order, to Alicant:
Madrid, August 15, 1812. -I HAVE the plcasure to inform your lordship, that the garrison of the Retiro surrendered by capitulation yesterday; and I have now the bonour to enclose a translation of the capitulation. We invested the place completely on the evening of the 13th; and in the night, detachments of the 7th division of infantry, under the command of major-general Hupe, and of the 3d division of infantry, under the command of major-general the honourable E. Pukenham, drove in the enemy's posts froin the Prado and the Botanical Garden, and from the works which they had constructed outside of the park wall; and having broken through the wall in different places, they were established in the palace of the Retiro, and close to the exterior of the enemy's works, enclosing the building called La China. The troops were preparing in the morning to attack those works, preparatory to the arrangements to be adopted for the attack of the interior line and building, when the governor sent out an officer to desire to capitulare; and I granted him the honours of war, the baggage of the officers and soldiers of the garrison, &c. as specified in the enclosed agreement. I enclose a return of the strength of the garrison, which narched out yesterday at fuur o'clock, on their road to Ciudad Rodrigo. We have found in the place one hundred and eighty-nine pieces of brass ordnance, in excellent condition; nine hundred barrels of powder; twenty thousand stand of arms; and considerable magazines of clothing, provisions, and ammunition, We have likewise found the eagles of the 13th and 51 st regiments, which I forward to England, to be presented to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, by my aid-de-camp, major Burgh. I see by a letter from General Ballasteros to lieutenant-general Sir Rowland Hill of the 29th July, that he had been in Malaga on the 141b of that month, after an engagement with General Laval, near Coin. General Ballasteros was at Grae zelena on the 29th. I have a letter from lieutenant-general Sir Rowland Hill, of the 8th instant; and althouglı general Drouet had been in movement for three days, it does nut appear that his movements are of any importance. I enclose returns of the killed, wounded, and wissing, in the affair at Magaluhonda on the 11th instant, and of the lose
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in the attack of the works of the Retiro. This dispatch will be delivered by my aidde-camp major Burgh, who will be able to explain any further circumstances relating to our situation; and I beg leave to recommend hun to your lordship's protection.
P.S. Since writing this dispatch, I have received a letter of the 18th instant, from general Maitland, from Alicant, in which that officer informs me that he had on that day Janded at that place.
Translation.—Capitulation proposed by General the Earl of Wellington, commanderin-chief of the allied army, and accepted by colonel La Fond, commandant of the fort of La China, 14th August 1812. Article 1. The garrison shall march out of the fort with the honvurs of war, and shall lay down their arms on the Glacis.--Article II. The garrison, and persons of every description in the fort, shall be prisoners of war.--Article III. The officers shall be allowed to retain their swords, their baggage, and their horses, according to the number allowed them by the regulations of the French army; and the soldiers shall keep their knapsacks.--Article IV. The magazines of the fort of every description shall be delivered to the officers of the respective departments, and the French commandants of artillery and of engineers, shall furnish lists of the contents of each depôt. The plans of the fort shall also be delivered to the commanding officer of the British engineers.--Article V. This capitulation shall take place at four o'clock in the afternoon, and the gates of the fort shall be occupied by the troops of the allied army as soon as this capitulation is ratified. ----Signed on the part of General the Earl of Wellington, F. SOMERSET, Lt-col. and Mil. Sec. Ratified, WELLINGTON, Signed on the part of colonel La Fond,
R. DE LA BRUNS. This capitulation is ratified by the colonel commanding La China. La Fond.
Return of prisoners of war taken at the Fort de la China, in the Retiro, and in the general hospital la Atocha, on the 14th August 1812. Staff, 1 colonel, 2 captains, 2 subalterns, 7 stall, 3 civil officers, 16 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file. Artillery, 1 lieutenant-colonel, 8 captains, 10 subalterns, 355 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file, 46 horses and mules. Engineers, 1 lieutenant-colonel, 2 captains, 1 subaltern, 70 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file. Detachinents of several regiments of infantry forming the garrison, 1 colonel, 2 lieutenant-colonels, 9 captains, 19 subalterns, 1450 serjeants, drunners, and rank and file. Inde dent garrison company, 1 captain, 3 subalterns, ?1 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file. Total taken at the fort, 2 colonels, 4 lieliteuant-colonels, 22 captains, 35 subalterns, 7 staff, 3 civil officers, 1982 serjeants, drummers, and runk and tile, 46 horses and mules. Staff, 12 civil officers, 1 rank and file. Sick and convalescents, 1 captain, 5 subalterns, 4 civil officers, 428 ser. jeants, drummers, and rank and file. Total taken at tlie general hospital, 1 captain, 5 subalterns, 16 civil officers, 429 serjeants, drummers, and rank and file. General total taken, 2506.-- Besides the above, 6 rank and file British; 6 officers, and 144 rank and file, Spaniards, were re-taken in fort La China.
J.WATERS, Lt.col. & A.A.G.
Return of killed, wounded, and missing of the army under the command of liis excellency General the Earl of Wellington, K.B. in an affair with the enemy's cavalry, in front of the village of Majaloanda, the 11th of August 1812. Royal horse artillery, 6 rank and file, 2 horses, killed; 5 rank and file wounded; 1 captain, 12 rank and file, 33 horses, missing. Royal foot artillery, 1 rank and file wounded; 2 rank and file missing. 1st dragoons, King's German legion, 5 rank and file, 3 horses, killed; 2 captains, 1 lieu. tenant, 4 serjeants, 15 rank and file, 6 horses, wounded; 3 rank and file, 1 horse, missing., 2d ditto, ditto, i cornet, 1 serjeant, 7 rank and file, 7 horses, killed; 2 lieutenants, 1 serjeant, 15 rank and file, 6 horses, wounded; 1 lientenant-colonel, 8 rank and file, 10 YOL, IV. NO. 24.
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horses, missing. Total British loss, 1 cornet, 1 serjeant, 18 rank and file, 12 horses, Billed; 2 captains, 3 lieutenants, 5 serjeants, 36 rank and file, 12 horses, wounded; 1 Jieutenant-colonel, 1 captain, 20 rank and file, 44 burses, missing. Total Portuguese loss, 1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 30 rank and file, 11 horses, killed; ? lieutenant-colonels, 1 captain, 49 rank and file, 5 borses, wounded; 1 lieutenant-colonel, 1 quarter-master of cavalry, 21 rank and file, 57 horses, missing. General total, 1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 cornet, 1 serjeant, 48 rank and file, 23 borses, killed; 2 lieut-cols. 3 captains, 3 lieutenants, 5 serjeants, 85 rank and file, 17 horses, wounded; 2 lieut cols. I captain, 1 quartermaster of cavalry, 41 rank and file, 81 horses, missing. J.WATERS, Lt.col. & A A.G.
Names of officers killed, wounded, and missing in an affair with the enemy's cavalry, in front of the village of Majalaonda, the 11th August 1812. Britislı killed, 2d dragoons, King's German legion, cornet Kohlstedt. Portuguese killed, 12th dragoons, captain Antonio de Souza; lieutenants Joaquim Perreira, Alvara de Moracs. British wounded, 1st dragoons, King's German legion, captain Uslar, slightly; captain Hattorf, lieutenant Witzendorf, severely. 2d ditto, lieutenant Poten, slightly; lieuteuant Kuhls, severely. Portuguese wounded, 1111 dragoons, lieutenant-colonel Domingo Bernardins; captain Ignatio Xavier. - 12th dragoons, lieutenant-colonel Viscount Barbacena, severely, and taken prisoner, but has since joined the regiment. British missing, royal horse artillery, captain Dynely. 2d dragoons, King's German legion, lieutenant-colonel de Jonquier. Portuguese, 12th dragoons, licutenant-colonel Francisco Tuxeira Lobo,wounded severely, and taken prisoner.
Return of killed and wounded of the army under the command of his excellency General the Earl of Wellington, K.B. in the attack on the Retiro, on the evening of the 13th of August 1812. 51st foot, 1 rank and file wounded. 68th foot, 1 rank and file, wounded. Chasseurs Britanniques, 3 rank and file wounded. Brunswick corps, 1 rank and file killed; 4 rank and file wounded. Total British loss, 1 rank and file killed; 9 rank and file, wounded. Total Portuguese loss, 7 rank and file, wounded. Grand total, i rank and file killed ; 16 rank and file wounded. J.WATERS, Lt-col. & A.A.G.
Madrid, August 14, 1812.-Return of ordnance, ammunition, and stores, found in the redoubt of La China, on the capitulation on the 14th instant. Army of the centreBrass guns, battering, 8 twenty-four-pounders, 2 twelve-pounders, 3 eight-pounders, 5 six-pounders, 6 four-pounders, 26 twelve-pounders. Brass guns, field, 29 eight-pounders, 3 six-pounders, 33 four-pounders, 1 three-pounder, 4 two-pounders. Brass guns, field mountain, 5 four-pounders, 1 three-pounder. Brass guns, marine, 7 two-pounders. Iron guns, battering, 1 long eight-pounder, 2 four-pounders. Iron guns, marine, 1 fourpounder, 2 one-pounders, one and three-eighth inch diameter. Brass howitzers, battering, 2 eiglie-inch, 1 seven-inch. Brass bowitzers, field, 20 six-inclı, 10 five-and-half-inch. Brass mortars, ordinary, 3 twelve-inch, 2 eight-inch, 1 six-inch. Brass mortar, 1 chatbered conical. Total pieces of ordnance 181.-21,832 round shot of sorts. 1148 shells, empty, of sorts. 4703 case shot of sorts. 1804 shells for howitzers, of sorts. 165 empty grenades, 26,438 balls, cast-iron sorts, 149 gun and howitzer carriages, ditto, 6 beds for mortars ditto, 22,677 musquets of several kinds serviceable and repairable, 1 carbine, 123 musquetoons, 453 pistols. Total small arms, 23,254.-6,736 bayonets of sorts, 1430 swords of ditio, 29 spontoons, 270 powder barrels, 5191 cartridges of sorts, filled for guns. 2,653,299 ball cartridges, 6000 blank ditto for exercise, 294,97 4 fints, 209,160 lbs. lead of sorts, 6 pontoons of wood, with carriages and apparatus, 76 casoons of different descriptions, 83 waggons, carts, forges, and other carriages. Army of Por:
London Gazette.-Various Dispatches. tugal-- Brass guns, battering—2 twelve-pounders, 3 eiglit-pounders, 1 four-pounder. Brass howitzers, field, 2 six-inch. Total pieces of ordnance, 8. 1089 round shot of
254 case shot of sorts. 233 grape shot of sorts. 1+ gun and howitzer carriages, cast iron sorts. 240 powder barrels, 2614 cartridges of sorts, filled for guns. Total average of powder, near 700 barrels. 761,520 ball cartridges, 40,060 fints, 336 lbs. lead of sorts.
William Robe, Lieut-col. commanding Royal Artillery.
Return of French engineer stores, taken in the works of the Retiro, Madrid, 14th of August 1812. 1922 spades and shovels, 170 pick-axes, 998 bill hooks, 400 loes, 313 telling axes, 189 hand hatchets, 80 saws, 40 planes, 30 augers, 50 chissels, 70 baskets, 30 wheel-barrows, 1 fire engine, 30 hand-barrows, 12 tackles, 5 forges complete; 8000 sand bags. A quantity of iron, steel, lead, timber, coal, and all smaller articles necessary for the construction of works.
J. F. BURGOYNE, Capt. R. E. and Lt-col.
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LONDON GAZETTE, September 1. Admiralty-office, September 1, 1812.–Vice-admiral Sir James Saumarez, bart. K.B. hath transmitted to John Wilson Croker, esq. a letter from rear-adıniral Martin, dated Riga, August 10, 1812, of which the following is an extract.-IN my letter to you of the 5th instant, I mentioned that the division of gun-boats under Captain Stuart, associated with another division under a Russian captain, had proceeded up the Boldero river, to co-operate with a body of troops from this place and the garrison of Dunamunde; the object of the expedition being, in the first place, to take the enemy by surprise, and, failing in that, to force them back from Schlock, and if possible to penetrate to Mittau. The service chiefly assigned to the British was, to keep in advance, and if practicable, to destroy the bridges which were convenient for the retreat of the enemy; and the only bridge (that of Kaluazeen) was speedily and effectually rendered unserviceable. Ge. neral Louis, who commanded the troops, gives the highest praise to Captain Stuart, and the British boats employed upon that service.
Admiralty-office, September 1, 1812.-Copy of a letter from Vice-admiral Sir James Saumarez, Bart, K.B. to John Wilson Croker, esq. dated on board the Victory, in Hawke Road, August 20, 1812.-S1R-I ENCLOSE, for the information of the lords commis. sioners of the Admisally, the copy of a letter I have this morning received from rear. admiral Martin, dated the 11th instant, enclosing one (a copy of which is also transmitted herewith) from General Essen, governor of Riga, communicating intelligence of the continued success of the Russian arms, and the junction of Prince Bagration with the main army at Smolensko, which you will lay before their lordships. J. SAUMAREZ.
Riga, July 30, 1812.--SIR-I LOSE not a moment in communicating to your excelJency a most agreeable piece of intelligence, which I have just received. The com. mander-in-chief of the third army, (General Tormassoff) has obtained a victory over the enemy near Cobrin. Four stand of colours, eight pieces of artillery, with one general, in the service of Saxony, seventy officers, and three thousand troops, have fallen into the hands of the conquerors. I have the honour, &c. Essen, Gov. of Riga.
P.S. In addition to the foregoing intelligence, I have to acquaint your excellency. that the united forces of General Barclay and Prince Bagration are in the neighbourhood of Smolenskn. General Platoff commands the combined advanced guard.