The military encyclopaedia: a technical, biographical, and historical dictionary, referring exclusively to the military sciences, the memoirs of distinguished soldiers, and the narratives of remarkable battles

W.H. Allen & Co., 1853 - 362 pàgines

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Pàgina 23 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Pàgina 277 - All crimes not capital, and all disorders and neglects, which officers and soldiers may be guilty of, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, though not mentioned in the foregoing articles of war, are to be taken cognizance of by a general, or a regimental, garrison, or field officers' court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and punished at the discretion of such court.
Pàgina 36 - They were still separated from each other by stone walls, and hedges, which intersected the ground ; but as they closed, it was perceived that the French line extended beyond the right flank of the British, and a body of the enemy were observed moving up the valley, to turn it.
Pàgina 143 - Arrival at the Place of final Destination, with One hot Meal in each Day, the Meal to consist of such Quantities of Diet and Small Beer as may be fixed by Her Majesty's Regulations, not exceeding One Pound and a Quarter of Meat previous to being...
Pàgina 22 - Each legion was divided into ten cohorts, each cohort into three maniples, and each maniple into two...
Pàgina 36 - ... as they closed, it was perceived that the French line extended beyond the right flank of the British, and a body of the enemy were observed moving up the valley, to turn it. An order was instantly given, and the half of the 4th regiment, which formed this flank, fell back, refusing their right, and making an obtuse angle with the other half. In this position they commenced a heavy flanking fire, and the General, watching the manoeuvre, called out to them, " That was exactly what I wanted to be...
Pàgina 226 - The stream was rapid, the shore shelving, the bank above lined with sentinels, the landing-place so narrow as to be easily missed in the dark, and the steepness of the ground such as hardly to be surmounted in the daytime.
Pàgina 331 - I determined to attack the enemy, and immediately advanced the whole line of infantry, supported by the cavalry and artillery.
Pàgina 297 - July, 1813, he was appointed to command a brigade of light dragoons, attached to the column under Lord Lynedoch, and afterwards under Lord Niddry, and participated in all the operations of that column. At the close of the war, he was directed by the Duke of Wellington to conduct one of the divisions of the British cavalry and artillery from Bordeaux to Calais ; and in...
Pàgina 308 - The enemy afterwards made an attempt to recover a part of his artillery by attacking the 71st and 82d regiments, which were halted in a valley in which it had been taken. These regiments retired from the low grounds in the valley to the heights, where they halted, faced about, fired, and advanced upon the enemy, who had by that time arrived in the low ground, and they thus obliged him to retire with great loss.

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