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Ascanius; Or, the Young Adventurer. with a Journal of the Miraculous Adventures and Escape of the Young Chevalier After the Battle of Culloden [By J. Burton]. (Paperback) Loot Price: R401
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Ascanius; Or, the Young Adventurer. with a Journal of the Miraculous Adventures and Escape of the Young Chevalier After the Battle of Culloden [By J. Burton]. (Paperback)

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: barking his troops at Dunbar, wj.th.in two days march of Edinburgh: and being there joined by Biigadicr Fowke, with Hamilton's and Gardiner's dragoons, marched on the l91!), and encamped that night near Haddington. Marching early next morning, they arrived at Prestonpans in the evening, where they perceived Ascamus's troops on the hills towards Edinburgh, at which place only a small body of Highlanders we/e left to secure a retreat thither. That night both parties lay under armsr and filing frequently passed between them. On the 2ist, about three in the morning, the king's troops were briskly attacked: some dragoons retreated on thefirst fire, and left the infantry exposed to the broad swords of the Highlanders, with whose weapons and manner of tight- ing they were unacquainted; and not having time to recover the disorder they were thrown into, they were finally routed in a few minutes; about 300 were cut to pieces, and most of the rest made prisoners. The conduct of the gallant Colonel Gardiner, in this action, will be remembered and admired by latest posterity. The following ciicumstances of his death are narrated by P, Doddridge, D. D. and may be relied on as authentic. " On Friday, September 20, i745, (the day before the battle, when the whole army was drawn up, I think about noon, the Colonel rode through all the ranks of hij own regiment, addressing themat once in the most respectful: md animating ilianner, both as soldiers and as Christians, to engage them to exert themselves courageously in the set vice of their country, and to neglect nothing that might have a tendency to prepare them for whatever should be the event of the battle. " They seemed much affected with the address, and expressed a very ardent desire of attacking the enemy immediately. He earnestly ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Burton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 92
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44099-8
Barcode: 9780217440998
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-44099-1

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