The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815

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Author: G.R. Gleig
Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,513 / 253 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.6
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 802
Added to site: 2006.06.02
mnybks.net#: 13747
Genre: War
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ge, it was because we had stood behind it when "the iron hail" fell thick and fast around us. Our thoughts, in short, had more of exultation in them than of sorrow; for though now and then, when the name of a fallen comrade was mentioned, it was accompanied with a "poor fellow" the conversation soon returned again to the exploits and hair-breadth escapes of the survivors. On the whole, therefore, our march was one of deep interest and high excitement, feelings which did not entirely evaporate when we halted, about two hours after noon, at the village of Anglet.

MARCH TOWARDS BORDEAUX--ANGLET

We found this village in the condition in which it was to be expected that a place of so much importance during the progress of the late siege would be found, in other words, completely metamorphosed into a chain of petty posts. Being distant from the outworks of Bayonne not more than a mile and a half, and standing upon the great road by which all the supplies for the left of the British army were brought u

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