History of the British Expedition to Egypt: To which is Subjoined, a Sketch of the Present State of that Country and Its Means of Defence
C. Roworth, Bell Yard, Fleet Street, and sold by T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall., 1803 - Alexandria, Battle of, Alexandria, Egypt, 1801 - 354 pages
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Aboukir action Alexandria allowed appeared Arabs arms army arrived artillery attack attempt batteries boats body brigade British Cairo called camp canal Captain Captain Pacha carried cavalry charge Chief Colonel column command conduct considerable continued corps detachment directed division duty effect Egypt embarked employed enemy English exertions field fire five force formed four France French front garrison Grand ground guard guns head honour hope horses hundred Hutchinson immediately infantry John Hely Hutchinson joined killed lake landed Lieutenant Lord Major Mamelukes manner Menou miles morning moved movement necessary never night Nile o'clock object obliged officers passed pieces position possession possible powers present quarter rear received regiment remained rendered Rosetta sent ships soldiers soon taken thousand town troops Turkish Turks vessels whilst whole wounded yards
Page 317 - ... of blood. Were it permitted for a soldier to regret any one who has fallen in the service of his country, I might be excused for lamenting him more than any other person ; but it is some consolation to those who tenderly loved him, that as his life was honourable, so was his death glorious. His memory will be recorded in the annals of his country — will be sacred to every British soldier — and embalmed in the recollection of a grateful posterity.
Page 77 - Avas not to be diverted from his object by moral considerations ; he persevered, and found an apothecary, who (dreading the weight of power, but who since has made an atonement to his mind by unequivocally confessing the fact) consented to become his agent, and to administer poison to the sick. Opium at night was distributed in gratifying food, the wretched unsuspecting victims banqueted, and in a few hours...
Page 49 - I believe he was wounded early ; but he concealed his situation from those about him, and continued in the field giving his orders with that coolness and perspicuity which had ever marked his character, till long after the ' action was over, when he fainted through weakness and loss of blood. Were it permitted for a soldier to regret any one who has fallen in the service of his country, I might be excused for lamenting him more than any other person ; but it is some consolation to those who tenderly...
Page 301 - Sir, I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that they have...
Page 316 - HAVE the honour to inform you, that, after the affair of the 13th of March, the army took a position about four miles from Alexandria, having a sandy plain in their front, the sea on their right, and the canal of Alexandria (at present dry) and the lake of Aboukir on their left. In this...
Page 75 - Bonaparte, who had been regarding the scene through a telescope, when he saw the smoke ascending, could not restrain his joy, but broke out into exclamations of approval.
Page 357 - SIR, I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that the...
Page 312 - Coote, got into the boats early in the morning : they had, in general, from five to six miles to row, and did not arrive at the point of landing till ten o'clock. The front of disembarkation was narrow, and a hill, which commanded the whole, seemed almost inaccessible.
Page 76 - ... in the hospital was the only measure which could be adopted. The physician, alarmed at the proposal, bold in the confidence of virtue and the cause of humanity, .remonstrated vehemently, representing the cruelty as well as the atrocity of such a murder ; but, finding that...