The World's History; Western Europe Volume 8

The World's History; Western Europe Volume 8

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...April 3, 1815, at Lissa in Posen, gunnery instructor in Turkey 1845-1818, died March 25, 1862, in Hamburg). Straight opposite, somewhat within the bay and scarce a mile from the town, lay the southern earthwork, indifferently protected on the land side by a redoubt only available for infantry, and armed with 4 heavy guns and 37 men, under the command of the Schleswig-Holstein subaltern Ludwig Theodor Preusser (born May 11, 1822, in Rendsburg, cadet of Copenhagen, farmer in 1842, volunteer cavalry soldier in 1848, then skirmisher in Fchmarn and artillerist in October, bombadier in February, 1849; perished in the explosion of the burning " Christian VIII " with the Danish lieutenant Captain Krieger, while transporting the Danish prisoners from the vessel). On April 3, after the expiration of the armistice hostilities were resumed, and on the afternoon of the 4th the Danish fleet ran into the bay of Eckernforde and anchored off the southern shore. The old captain, Christian Karl Paludan, had been ordered to advanoe upon the bay of Eckernforde by General Krogh, the Danish commander-in-chief; he had under his command the battleship " Christian VIII," of 84 gnns, the fastsailing frigate " Gesion " of 48 guns, the two steamers, " Hekla " and " Geyser," with 8 guns each, and a landing party 250 strong in 3 sloops. The details of the brilliant German success in the fight of the 5th of April, 1849, may be read in Treitschke's account (op. cit., reprinted in Vol. IV of his " Historischen mid Politischen Aufsatze," Leipsic, 1897). Towards one o'clock in the afternoon the " Christian VIII " hoisted a flag of truce; but the captains, Jungmann, Wigand (resident commander of Eckernforde), and Irminger (commander of the Schleswig-Holstein reserve battalion), ...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663152
  • 9781236663153