The Royal Military Calendar, Or Army Service and Commission Book: Containing the Services and Progress of Promotion of the Generals, Lieutenant-generals, Major-generals, Colonels, Lieutenant-colonels, and Majors of the Army, According to Seniority: with Details of the Principal Military Events of the Last Century, Volym 2

John Philippart
A.J. Valpy, sold by T. Egerton, 1820

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Sida 143 - Graham served there during the whole campaign of 1808. On his return to England he was promoted to the rank of...
Sida 242 - Commons has resolved again to give you the tribute of its thanks ; and I do therefore now, in the name and by the command of the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled, deliver to you their unanimous thanks for your great exertions...
Sida 179 - Hardinge to order up a battalion of the guards to the left flank of the Highlanders ; upon which the officer commanding the light company conceived, that as their ammunition was nearly expended, they were to be relieved by the guards, and began to fall back ; but Sir John, discovering the mistake, said to them, " My brave 42d, join your comrades, ammunition is coming, and you have your bayonets.
Sida 158 - Every thing that the most determined bravery could attempt was repeatedly tried in vain by the troops, who were brought forward from the trenches in succession. No man outlived the attempt to gain the ridge : and though the slope of the breach afforded shelter from the enemy's...
Sida 23 - Resolved, nemine dissentiente, by the Lords spiritual and temporal, in Parliament assembled, that this House doth highly approve and acknowledge the services of the officers, soldiers, and sailors, lately employed in the defence of Gibraltar; and that General Eliott do signify the same to them.
Sida 93 - These circumstances produced the necessity of rapid and harassing marches, which had diminished the numbers, exhausted the strength, and impaired the equipment of the army. Notwithstanding all these disadvantages, and those more immediately attached to a defensive position, which the imperious necessity of covering the harbour of Corunna for a time had rendered indispensable to assume, the native and undaunted valour of British...
Sida 301 - United Kingdom, deliver to you their unanimous thanks for the valour, steadiness and exertion so successfully displayed by you in repelling the repeated attacks made on the position of the allies, by the whole French force under Marshal Soult, between the 25th of July and the 1st of August last; and for your undaunted perseverance, by which the allied army was finally established on the frontier of France.
Sida 147 - But before we could get ourselves quite disentangled from the wood, the troops on the Barrosa hill were seen returning from it, while the enemy's left wing was rapidly ascending. At the same time his right wing stood on the plain on the edge of the wood within cannon shot.
Sida 91 - Finding, however, his efforts unavailing on the right and centre, he seemed determined to render the attack upon the left more serious, and had succeeded in obtaining possession of the village through which the great road to Madrid passes, and which was situated in front of that part of the line. From this post, however, he was soon expelled, with...
Sida 152 - His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court.

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