The War of the Succession in Spain; During the Reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1711

The War of the Succession in Spain; During the Reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1711

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the Spanish capital. At this time the English general was held in great estimation by Pedro, who bestowed on him the highest rank in the Portuguese service, that of Governor of Arms; and although Das Minas was still commander-in-chief of the Allied army in Portugal, Galway was looked upon as its director. The position was one of much difficulty, demanding (on the one hand) considerable tact in his dealings with the proud Portuguese generals, and resulting (on the other hand) in his being held by people at home as responsible for the doings of an army which he did not command. In March, 1706, owing to his representations, backed as they were by the energetic action of Methuen, the Portuguese ministers and generals consented to the project of commencing the campaign by entering Estremadura, besieging and capturing Alcantara, and advancing to Coria and Placentia. The Allies were then encamped at Elvas, preparatory to taking the field; and the English force mustered 200 horse, 2,000 foot and ten field-pieces.1 Under Galway were O'Hara, Harvey, Floyd and Brudenell; the quartermaster-general was Colonel Du Bourgay; the chief engineer was Carles; and the commander of the train, Borgard, who had recovered from the severe wound he had received at Valenza. The Dutch, who had four squadrons and four battalions, numbering 2,000 men, were commanded by MajorGeneral Frisheim and Brigadier-General Count Dohna. The Portuguese brought 3,600 horse, 11,100 foot, eight light guns and twenty-four heavy ones. Their general officers comprised Corsana, St. Vincente, Soura, D'Atayda, Frontreira, D'Attalaya, Manuel, O'Farrell, Montandre and Mascarenas (commanding the artillery). The whole army assembled under Das Minas was composed of forty-two squadrons, thirtyfive...
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