A Visit to Flanders, in July, 1815: Being Chiefly an Account of the Field of Waterloo. With a Short Sketch of Antwerp and Brussels at that Time Occupied by the Wounded of Both Armies
W. Blackwood, 1816 - 198
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Strona 161 - Bulow, upon the enemy's flank, was a most decisive one ; and even if I had not found myself in a situation to make the attack, which produced the final result, it would have forced the enemy to retire, if his attacks should have failed, and would have prevented him from taking advantage of them, if they should unfortunately have succeeded.
Strona 157 - Legion, which occupied it, had expended all its ammunition ; and the enemy occupied the only communication there was with them. ' The enemy repeatedly charged our infantry with his cavalry, but these attacks were uniformly unsuccessful ; and they afforded opportunities to our cavalry to charge, in one of which Lord E.
Strona 158 - I continued the pursuit till long after dark, and then discontinued it only on account of the fatigue of our troops, who had been engaged during twelve hours, and because I found myself on the same road with Marshal Blücher, who assured me of his intention to follow the enemy throughout the night...
Strona 192 - DM by the Emperor, to whom it had been of no service. Thus twentyfive or thirty thousand men were, I may say, paralized, and were idly paraded during tlie whole of the battle from the right to the left, and the left to the right, without firing a shot.
Strona 155 - Nivelles, and had its right thrown back to a ravine near Merke Braine, which was occupied, and its left extended to a height above the hamlet Ter la Haye, which was likewise occupied.
Strona 155 - Sombref in the morning, found all quiet, and the enemy's videttes fell back as the patrole advanced. Neither did he attempt to molest our march to the rear, although made in the middle of the day, excepting by following, with a large body of cavalry brought from his right, the cavalry under the Earl of Uxbridge.
Strona 189 - Before the disorder broke out, we had already experienced a very considerable loss, particularly in our cavalry, so fatally, though so bravely engaged. Notwithstanding these losses, this brave cavalry constantly kept the position it had taken from the English, and only abandoned it when the tumult and disorder of the field of battle forced it. In the midst of the night, and the obstacles which encumbered their route, it could not preserve its own organization. The artillery has, as usual, covered...
Strona 171 - Blucher and lord Wellington met in the dark, and mutually saluted each other as victors. In commemoration of the alliance which now subsists between the English and Prussian nations, of the union of the two armies, and their reciprocal confidence, the fieldmarshal desired, that this battle should bear the name of La Belle Alliance.
Strona 157 - These attacks were repeated till about seven in the evening, when the enemy made a desperate effort, with the cavalry and infantry, supported by the fire of artillery, to force our left centre near the farm of La Haye Sainte, which, after a severe contest, was defeated; and...