Colombia Vol. 2

Colombia Vol. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...and place himself in contact with the capital, we marched by the great road to intercept him, or oblige him to come to action. At two P. M. the first division of the enemy got to the bridge, when our videttes of cavalry shewed themselves. The enemy, who could not yet see our force, and supposed himself in presence of a corps of observation only, attacked with his cazadores, while the main body of his army continued to move on. Our divisions marched forward in double quick time, and, to the enemy's great surprise, our whole infantry appeared in column, on an eminence commanding the position. The enemy's advance had got up a part of the road in pursuit of our videttes, and the rest was below at about a. quarter of a league distant from the bridge, and shewed a force of about 3000 men. The battalion of cazadores of our advance, detached a company in guerilla, while the remainder in column attacked the enemy's cazadores, and drove them back precipitately to an old ruin, from which they were dislodged; he then passed the bridge, and took up a position on the opposite side. In the mean time, our infantry dess cended from the eminence, and the cavalry kept its march by the road. The enemy then attempted a movement from his right, but was opposed by the rifle corps and the British company. The first battalion of Barcelona, and the Bravo of Paez, with the squadron of the upper plains, formed the centre. The battalion of the line of New Grenada, and the guides of the rear, united to the battalion of cazadores, were on the left: the columns of Tunja and Socorro were in reserve. Immediately the action became general throughout the line. General Auzuategui directed the operations of the centre and of the right: he attacked a battalion which...
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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499670
  • 9781236499677