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1847 Excerpt: ...those ordered for this service. It marched through
Elvas, Estremos, Crato, Niza, and Villa Velha to Castello Branco,
and finally took up its quarters at Val-de-rosa; but Marmont having
retired into Spain on the approach of the British, the brigade
returned to the Alemtejo, and was, on the 12th of April, stationed
at Cabeca de Vide, Crato, and Fronteira, the King's Own being at
the former place. On the 29th they received a sudden order to join
a brigade of light cavalry, for the purpose of covering
Lieut.-General Hill in his attack upon the tete-de-pont and bridge
of boats at Almaraz, which brilliant exploit having been effected,
the regiment returned to Cabeca de Vide on the 27th of May. On the
1st of June the whole army, with the exception of Lieut-General
Hill's corps, moved to the north. On the 11th, Major-General Le
Marchant's brigade arrived at Ciudad Rodrigo, and on the 12th was
reviewed by Lord Wellington. On the 13th, the brigade moved forward
and continued to advance till the 16th, when it found the enemy
posted near Salamanca, and a skirmish took place which lasted till
night-fall. On the 17th, the brigade crossed the Tormes, and was
quartered near the village of Cabrerizos, and on the advance of the
French, on the 20th, the whole army went into position on the
heights of St. Christoval, with its right on the Tormes, and its
left near Villares de la Reyna. On this day the brigade, being in
front, sustained a cannonade of about an hour, and the King's Own
1812 lost twenty horses: the regiment afterwards took post on the
summit of the mountain. On the night of the 23rd the French army
retired, and was followed at day-break by the first and seventh
divisions, and Le Marchant's brigade of cavalry, which crossed the
river by the fords of Santa Marta; w...
|Country of origin:
Great Britain Adjutant-General's Office
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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