Records of the 90th Regiment, (Perthshire Light Infantry): With Roll of Officers from 1795 to 1880

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Richardson, 1880 - 260 Seiten
 

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Seite 78 - His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court.
Seite 173 - Captain Peel leading up his heavy guns with extraordinary gallantry within a few yards of the building to batter the massive stone walls. The withering fire of the Highlanders effectually covered the naval brigade from great loss, but it was an action almost unexampled in war. Captain Peel behaved very much as if he had been laying the Shannon alongside an enemy's frigate.
Seite 120 - The Commander of the Forces congratulates the army on the result of the attack of yesterday. " The brilliant assault and occupation of the Malakhoff by our gallant allies obliged the enemy to abandon the works they have so long held with such bravery and determination. " The Commander of the Forces returns his thanks to the general officers and officers and men of the Second and Light Divisions, who advanced and attacked with such gallantry the works of the Redan. He regrets, from the formidable...
Seite 132 - Sir James Outram, KCB, to leave to him the task of relieving Lucknow and rescuing its gallant and enduring garrison, has only to express his hope that the troops will strive, by their exemplary and gallant conduct in the field, to justify the confidence thus reposed in them.
Seite 69 - That this House doth highly approve and acknowledge the valour and patient perseverance displayed by the non-commissioned officers and private soldiers, both European and Native, employed in Afghanistan, and that the same be signified to them by the commanders of the several corps, who are desired to thank them for their gallant behaviour.
Seite 132 - The Major-General, therefore, in gratitude for and admiration of the brilliant deeds in arms achieved by General Havelock and his gallant troops, will cheerfully waive his rank on the occasion, and will accompany the force to Lucknow in his civil capacity as Chief Commissioner of Oude, tendering his military services to General Havelock as a volunteer.
Seite 116 - ... pistols much opportunity of using them in such a rapid contest. They fell like heroes, and many a gallant soldier with them. The bodies of English and Russians inside the Redan, locked in an embrace which death could not relax, but had rather cemented all the closer, lay next day inside the Redan as evidences of the terrible animosity of the struggle. But the solid weight of the advancing mass, urged on, and fed each moment from the rear by company after company and battalion after battalion,...
Seite 37 - Coote, got into the boats early in the morning : they had in general from five to six miles to row, and did not arrive at the point of landing till ten o'clock. The front of disembarkation was narrow; and a hill, which commanded the whole seemed almoft inaccessible.
Seite 30 - The hail, or rather the ice, stones were as big as walnuts. The camps were deluged with a torrent of them, two feet deep, which, pouring from the mountains, swept every thing before it. The scene of confusion on shore, by the horses breaking loose, and the men being unable to face the storm or remain still in the freezing deluge, surpasses description.
Seite 172 - wall of the enclosure of the mosque was loopholed with " great care. The entrance to it had been covered by a " regular work in masonry, and the top of the building " was crowned with a parapet. From this, and from the " defences in the garden, an unceasing fire of musketry " was kept up from the commencement of the attack.

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