History of the Nineteenth Army Corps

History of the Nineteenth Army Corps

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"[...]handful of raw levies, so signally defeated Wellington's veterans of the Peninsula, under the leadership of the fearless Pakenham. Fort St. Philip stands about 700 yards higher up the river than Fort Jackson; the river at this point is about 800 yards wide, and the distance between the nearest salients of the main works is about 1,000 yards. A vessel attempting to run the gauntlet of the batteries would be under fire while passing over a distance of three and a half miles. The river was now high, and the banks, everywhere below the river level, and only protected from inundation by the levees, were overflowed. There was no standing room for an investing army; the lower guns[...]."
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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.53mm | 521.63g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507701586
  • 9781507701584