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

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W.H. Allen & Company, 1853 - 362 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 21 - 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 299 - 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 238 - 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 351 - April, 1789, he took the oath of office as the first President of the United States; the "great light," belonging to the Alexandria Washington Lodge, No.
Pàgina 106 - 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 141 - 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 353 - Bulow, upon the enemy's flank, was a most ^decisive one ; and even if I had not found myself in a situation to make the attack, which produced the final result, it would have forced the enemy to retire, if his attacks should have failed, and would have prevented him from taking advantage of them, if they should unfortunately have succeeded.
Pàgina 140 - No officer on furlough can receive pay for more than two years and a half from the period of his quitting India until he returns, excepting colonels of regiments, and those of the rank of lieutenant-colonel regimentally, when promoted to that of major-general ; the latter are then allowed to draw the pay of their brevet rank beyond the above period. OFFICERS RETURNING TO INDIA.
Pàgina 330 - ... position on the heights on the left, and a cannonade was kept up on the flank of the enemy's columns by the artillery on those heights. ' At length, after a most desperate contest, the enemy was driven back in confusion from this attack, with the loss of seven pieces of cannon, many prisoners, and a great number of officers and soldiers killed and wounded.
Pàgina 353 - I determined to attack the enemy, and immediately advanced the whole line of infantry, supported by the cavalry and artillery.

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