History of the Wars of the French Revolution; Comprehending the Civil History of Great Britain and France During That Period, with an Original History of the Last War Between the United States and Great Britain by William Grimshaw Volume 1

History of the Wars of the French Revolution; Comprehending the Civil History of Great Britain and France During That Period, with an Original History of the Last War Between the United States and Great Britain by William Grimshaw Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...insuflicient to terminate the combat. The fire of the small arms was incessant, and the vivid flashes, running along the undulating line of the hills, extended in various directions into the plain; while the gloom of the ho-1 rizon was at intervals dispelled by the flame of the cannon and the illuminated train of the shells. About ten o'clock at night; the firing entirely ceased, and the AngloRussian troops remained in undisturbed I Eossession of the field;" the engagement owever proved undecisive, and the enemy, who soon afterwards received a reinforcement of six thousand troops, maintained, their position between Beverwyck and /Vyclt-o Zee. The a lied army now found itself placed in a situation so critical as to require the greatest military talents, united with the most mature experience, to direct its future operations. Directly opposite, lay the enemy, in a position almost impregnable, and rendered confident by the accession of strength just received. A naked, barren, and exhausted country, thinly studded with a few ruined villages, scarcely affording shelter for the wounded, extended all around. The right Wing of the allied army was indeed protected by the ocean; but a considerable body of troops, led by an active and resolute commander, threatened the left, and occupied the almost inaccessible position of Purmerend. To these local obstacles, were su eradded others, still more formidable. ' he weather had set in, since the evening of the 6th of October, with increased inclemency; and the roads were so entirely broken up, that it was with extreme ditficulty the urgent necessities of the troops could be supplied; to these complicatedevils, the whole army lay exposed on the unsheltered sand-hills of North Holland--their...show more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 907g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748263
  • 9781236748263