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(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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