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Account of the War in Spain, Portugal, and the South of France (Volume 2); From 1808 to 1814 Inclusive (Paperback) Loot Price: R405
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Account of the War in Spain, Portugal, and the South of France (Volume 2); From 1808 to 1814 Inclusive (Paperback): John Thomas...
Account of the War in Spain, Portugal, and the South of France (Volume 2); From 1808 to 1814 Inclusive (Paperback): John Thomas...

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Account of the War in Spain, Portugal, and the South of France (Volume 2); From 1808 to 1814 Inclusive (Paperback)

John Thomas Jones

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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: CHAPTER XIII. Lord Wellington lays siege to Ciudad-Rodrigo?carries the Breaches by Storm?suddenly moves to his right, and besieges Badajos?carries the Place by Assault?Marshal Marmont makes an irruption into Portugal?and Marshal Soult advances to relieve Badajos?the latter retires on the Fall of Badajos? Lord Wellington moves rapidly against the former, who retiret on his Approach. CHAP. Marshal Marmont. after his successful move- XIII vX, nient to re-victual Ciudad-Rodrigo, learning that 1811. Part of fhe allied army had retired into distant cantonments, became persuaded that Lord Wellington had relinquished the hope of obtaining possession of that fortress; and at the close of the year ventured to detach three divisions of infantry, with a body of cavalry, to the assistance of Marshal Suchet before Valencia, and to put the main body of his forces into cantonments on the Tagus. Count Dorsenne had a little pre- 5th Nov. viously detached General Bonnet's division to re-occupy the Asturias, and General Du Breton with a division, to scour the province of Las Montanas. These arrangements seeming to offer the opportunity so long sought for, of carrying through a bold and rapid attack before the French troops could be assembled in sufficientnumbers to fight a battle, it was eagerly seized. CHAP, The different divisions prepared fascines and gabions in their respective villages, and on the 6th January, every thing being in readiness to siege of Ciudad- commence the siege, the bridge was fixed at Rodrigo. Salices; but a heavy fall of snow having covered the ground, and the weather continuing extremely inclement, it was not till the 8th, that the army moved. The light division under General Craufurd, singly crossed the Agueda, and formed the investment; the other divisions ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Thomas Jones
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 190
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-91176-4
Barcode: 9780217911764
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LSN: 0-217-91176-5

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