An Historical Account of the Battle of Waterloo: Fought on the 18th of June, 1815; Intended to Elucidate the Topographical Plan, Executed by W. B. Crane ... Translated from the French, with Explanatory Notes, by Captain Arthur Gore
S. Leigh, 1817 - Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815 - 97 pages
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18th of June afternoon Allied Army ANGLO-ALLIED ARMY attack batteries battle of Waterloo Belle Alliance brave brigade brigade of light British brigade Bulow Captain centre charged Charleroi chasseurs chateau of Gomont Colin Halkett Colonel command of Lieutenant-General commanded by Major commanded by Major-General composed cuirassiers d'Erlon defended Duke of Wellington enemy four regiments fourth corps French army front Genappe grenadiers Haie-Sainte heavy cavalry honor horse hussars intrepidity Jean king's German legion Knight Grand Cross lancers left wing Lieutenant-General Count light cavalry light dragoons light infantry Ligny Major-General Sir Marshal Blucher Marshal Ney ment Mont St Napoleon Netherlands occupied officers old guard ordered pieces of cannon Plancenois plateau position Prussian army Quatre-Bras rear retreat right wing road Royal Highness second battalion second brigade second corps second division second regiment Sir Alexander Gordon Sir Thomas Picton sixth corps Smohain soldier supported tenant-General third division tirailleurs troops village Wavre wood wounded young guard
Page iii - And you, good yeomen, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture ; let us swear That you are worth your breeding : which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
Page 91 - And received the most flattering proofs of his Confidence On many trying Occasions. His Zeal and Activity in the Service obtained the reward of Ten Medals, And the honourable distinction of the Order of the Bath. He was justly lamented by the Duke of WELLINGTON, In his Public Despatch, As an Officer of high promise, And a serious Loss to the Country.
Page 95 - June, with which you have enclosed the unanimous Resolutions of the House of Commons of the same day, by which the House have expressed their approbation of the conduct of the General Officers, Officers, and Troops, composing the Army under my command, and of myself, and of Field-marshal Prince Blücher, and of the Prussian Army, in the battle of the 18th of June.
Page 69 - William Frederick, Earl of Clarendon, Baron Hyde of Hindon, a Peer of the United Kingdom, a Member of Her Britannic Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath...
Page 94 - Bonaparte in person, was obtained by his Grace, with the Allied Troops under his command, and in conjunction with the Troops under the command of Marshal Prince Blucher, whereby the military glory of the British nation has been exalted, and the territory of his Majesty's Ally, the King of the Netherlands, has been protected from invasion and spoil.
Page 95 - ... Resolutions of the House of Commons of the same day, by which the House have expressed their approbation of the conduct of the General officers, officers, and troops composing the army under my command, and of myself and of Field Marshal Prince Bliicher, and of the Prussian army, in the battle of the 18th June.
Page 93 - That the thanks of this House be given to Field-Marshal the Duke of Wellington, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, for the consummate ability, unexampled exertion, and irresistible ardour, displayed by him on the 18th of June, on which day the decisive victory over the enemy, commanded by...
Page 69 - Order of St. George of Russia, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Black Eagle of Prussia, Knight...
Page 33 - ... be made. Such a step would have only favoured the designs of the enemy, and enabled him to penetrate still farther into the country: moreover, the difficulty of obtaining forage and provisions for so large an army, at any one point, must be apparent to all. INTRODUCTION. ON the sixteenth of June, the Allied Army, under the command of Field Marshal his Grace the Duke of WELLINGTON, gloriously maintained the important position of Quatre-Bras, after a most sanguinary and well disputed contest. This...