Military Events of the Late French Revolution, Or, an Account of the Conduct of the Royal Guard on That Occasion

Military Events of the Late French Revolution, Or, an Account of the Conduct of the Royal Guard on That Occasion

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...Louis XV. The 15th Light Infantry, which was stationed at the end of the Quai de la Conference, opposite the Palais Bourbon, retreated out of the fire into the alleys of the Champs Elysees. This regiment had had, before this movement, one of its men killed close to the parapet of the bridge, but the fire of the people was soon directed from it upon the battalion of Guards drawn up on the Place Louis XV. The inequalities of the ground sheltered these troops tolerably well, but it was nevertheless thought proper to clear the Palais Bourbon of these assailants--a platoon of light infantry was sent to do so. It crossed the bridge, entered the Rue de Bourgogne, cleared the barricades, and took possession of the Palace, the people who had occupied it escaping through various issues; the detachment had but two men wounded, and established itself in the interior court of the palace--there it was that the captain who commanded it learned that there was a regiment of the line in the garden. During this incident, which is of little importance in itself, but which shows the spirit which really animated the Guards, the line, and the people I presume the elevation of the bridge, terraces, and parapets of the quays, and the sunk fences of the square itself. I recollect no other inequalities of ground.--Translator. respectively, the 5th and 53d of the Line, stationed SgJSj in the Place Vendome, took off their bayonets, and shouldering their muskets with the buts in the air, finally sided with the people. M. de Wall, who commanded them, disappeared during this operation; but the Marshal was apprized in good time of this event. He directed that a Swiss battalion should proceed to block up the Rue Castiglione, left open by the defection of these two regiments; but...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523458
  • 9781236523457