Narrtive of the Expedition to the Baltic; With an Account of the Siege and Capitulation of Copenhagen Including the Surrender of the Danish Fleet

Narrtive of the Expedition to the Baltic; With an Account of the Siege and Capitulation of Copenhagen Including the Surrender of the Danish Fleet

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...the flames. Many shells took fire, and flew in every direction; but there were no sufferers on the occasion, except the soldier who was the cause of the accident, and another who was on sentry near him. After the ceremony of taking possession of the citadel, in the manner already related, a permanent garrison was appointed to do the duty of the place while the army should remain in Zeeland. The Fourth, or King's own Regiment, was ordered for this duty: the Commanding-officer, LieutenantColonel Wynch, was appointed Lieutenant Governor; and Major Bodecker, of the King's German Legion, Fort-Major. Lord Cathcart soon after took possession of the Governor's house, and the principal Staff having removed also to the citadel, headquarters were established there. A report having been circulated, immediately after the surrender of Copenhagen, that part of the ditch round the place was dry; it became necessary to expose the fallacy of such report, to those who had not had an opportunity of examining the Works. It has been already remarked, that a narrow streight divides the city nearly in the centre; the largest division is situated on the side of Zeeland; the smaller on that of Amack. The operations of our army were directed entirely against the Works that defend the former part, which reach from sea to sea, and are three miles in extent. The breadth of the ditch is from forty to sixty yards, and has in no part less than six feet depth of water: in many places it has seven, and even twelve feet, as was ascertained by Lieutenant-Colonel Wynch, who ordered the ditch to be fathomed shortly after his arrival in the citadel. There are three gates to enter the town on this side; in front of each is an advanced work, with a double wet ditch; and opposite the...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656652
  • 9781236656650