Memoirs of John, Duke of Marlborough; With His Original Correspondence, Collected from the Family Records at Blenheim, and Other Authentic Sources; Illustrated with Portraits, Maps and Military Plans Volume 1

Memoirs of John, Duke of Marlborough; With His Original Correspondence, Collected from the Family Records at Blenheim, and Other Authentic Sources; Illustrated with Portraits, Maps and Military Plans 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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... orders for the collection of a sufficient number of boats to facilitate the return of a large body of troops down' the Rhine. He employed the interval of his halt in directing the formation of magazines at Heidelsheim and Nordlingen. He also injoined the danish foot, who had reached Frankfort, to direct their march towards Stolhoffen, and place themselves at the disposition of Eugene; and. having pressed his brother, who had arrived with the infantry at Blockingen, to hasten his progress, he prepared to lead forward the cavalry and auxiliaries to the aid of prince Louis. On the 20th he received the long expected intelligence that the German army was on the point of advancing to Westerstetten. The heavy baggage was instantly directed to move, under a strongescort, that it might not embarrass the passage of the troops. The whole army gradually traversed the defile without obstruction, and on the 22nd the camp was established, between Launsheim and Ursprung, the right joining the left of prince Louis, who, in the interim, had taken his position near Westerstetten. The following day was spent in reviewing the troops and forming a new line of battle. On the 24th, the confederates advancing to Elchingen and Langenau, in the vicinity of the Danube, the elector of Bavaria withdrew from his post at Ulm, and retired to the strong entrenched camp between Lawingen and Dillingen. The 25th the head quarters of Marlborough were established at Langenau. Here we discover in his correspondence a pleasing indication of sympathy with the sufferings of his troops. To THE Ducnnss. " June 14-25. As I was never more sensible of heat in my life than I was a fortnight ago, we have now the other extremity of cold; for as I am writing I am forced to...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975499
  • 9781236975492