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War Services of Rugbeians (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
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War Services of Rugbeians (Paperback): Rugby Sch
War Services of Rugbeians (Paperback): Rugby Sch

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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: SElar ScrUtcco of liugbdano. 1744. John Mansel, son of the Rev. Christopher Mansel, Rector of Long Newton, Durham, in which village he was born, on November 23rd, 1729. In early life he joined the regiment of the Third Dragoon Guards, and rose to the rank of Major General. He had the command of a brigade of heavy cavalry in the Duke of York's campaign in 1794. Being impatient on one occasion of an undeserved imputation on his zeal, in consequence of the Duke stating in his dispatches that the enemy would have been entirely destroyed near Cambrai, but by some mistake General Mansel's brigade did not arrive in time for that purpose. The general, when the French attacked the Duke's army, on the 26th of April, devoted himself to death, and his troops, animated by his example, performed prodigies of valour. He came up with the enemy in the village of Gateau, charged, and completely defeated them. He then rushed, at the head of his brigade, against a battery of fourteen pieces of cannon, placed on an eminence behind a deep ravine, into which many of the front rank fell; he passed the ravine with a considerable body of men, and charged the cannon with inconceivable intrepidity and complete success. This event is said to have decided the day; but at the mouth of this battery the brave and worthy general, having threehorses killed under him in the course of the day, received his death wound, one grape shot entered his chin, fracturing the spine, and coming out between the shoulders; and another broke his arm to splinters, His son and Aide-de-camp, Major John Christopher Mansel, also a Rugbeian, anxious to save his father's life, darted forwards, but was wounded and taken prisoner. On the 29th the General was buried in a redoubt at the head of the camp. Six Generals supported the pall, a...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Authors: Rugby Sch
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-96971-0
Barcode: 9780217969710
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-96971-2

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