at Castiglione His gradual change of opinion as to leaving the Mediterranean His pride in the British fleet Genoa closes her ports against the British The fleet ordered to quit the Mediterranean Effect on Nelson He superintends the evacuation of Bastia The fleet withdraws to Gibraltar Growth of Nelson's reputation His susceptibility to flattery His home relations His inadequate appreciation of the character of the war
THE EVACUATION OF ELBA.--NIGHT COMBAT WITH TWO SPANISH FRIGATES.--BATTLE OF CAPE ST. VINCENT.--NELSON PROMOTED TO REAR-ADMIRAL.--SERVICES BEFORE CADIZ.
DECEMBER, 1796-JUNE, 1797.
Nelson sent to Elba to remove naval material Combat with Spanish frigates Arrival at Elba Hesitations of the General about evacuating Nelson leaves Elba with the naval vessels Deliberate reconnoissance of the enemy's coast Characteristic action of Nelson throughout this expedition Night encounter with the Spanish fleet Rejoins Jervis off Cape St. Vincent Bat