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British Campaigns in Flanders, 1690-1794; Being Extracts from "A History of the British Army." Being Extracts from "A History of the British Army," (Paperback) Loot Price: R395 Discovery Miles 3 950
British Campaigns in Flanders, 1690-1794; Being Extracts from "A History of the British Army." Being Extracts from "A History...
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British Campaigns in Flanders, 1690-1794; Being Extracts from "A History of the British Army." Being Extracts from "A History of the British Army," (Paperback)

John William Fortescue

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VOL. IV. BOOK XII. CHAPTER X On the 16th of April, as had been arranged, the whole 1794of the main army was inspected by the Emperor on AprU the heights of Cateau. The British infantry was represented, as in the last campaign, by three battalions of Guards, with a fourth battalion formed out of their flank-coiripanies, and by Abercromby's brigade of the Fourteenth, Thirty-seventh, and Fifty-third. These last had at length received their first instalment of recruits to make good their losses during 1793, in the shape of a draft which was described as "much resembling Falstaff's men, and as lightly clad as any Carmagnole battalion " 1 of the French Army. The cavalry numbered twenty-eight squadrons, drawn from fourteen regiments2 and 1 Calvert, p. 187. 1 Three squadrons of the 1st Dragoon Guards, two squadrons each of the Blues, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th Dragoon Guards, 1st Royals, 2nd Greys, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, 7th, nth, 15th, 16th Light Dragoons. The 8th and 14th Light Dragoons were embarked or embarking to join the army. It has been a matter of much difficulty to discover how these regiments were brigaded. Harcourt's Brigade. (?) 1st, 5th, 6th D.G. = 7 squadrons. Mansel's Brigade. (?) Blues, 3rd D.G., Royals = 6 squadrons. Laurie's Brigade, (certainly), Bays, Greys, Inniskillings = 6 squadrons. Ralph Dundas's Brigade. 7th, nth, 15th, 16th Light Dragoons, 1st squadron of the Carbineers = 9 squadrons. After the death of Mansel on the 26th of April, Dundas took over his brigade, and Colonel Vyse took Dundas's. But the regiments seem to have been much shifted from one brigade to another. Calvert, pp. 197, 204. Cannon's Records, Royal Horse Guards, p. 102. 1794-organised into four brigades, three of heavy and one of light dragoons, the last being supplemented by a pi...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John William Fortescue
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87271-6
Barcode: 9781150872716
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LSN: 1-150-87271-3

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