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The Constable of France; And Other Military Historiettes

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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. 1866 Excerpt: ...rendered the right unassailable. Lascelles' Regiment, the 47th, formed in grand divisions, was the reserve. All our troops entered the action with their bayonets fixed. Including Wolfe and his staff, there were only ten mounted British officers in the field, and only one piece of cannon. The firing began at ...
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The Constable of France; and other military historiettes

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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. 1866 Excerpt: ...rendered the right unassailable. Lascelles' Regiment, the 47th, formed in grand divisions, was the reserve. All our troops entered the action with their bayonets fixed. Including Wolfe and his staff, there were only ten mounted British officers in the field, and only one piece of cannon. The firing began at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, when the Indian and Canadian sharpshooters, emerging from the woody banks that overhang the river St. Charles, filled all the valley with wreaths of white smoke. As the adverse lines drew near, these skirmishers slew many of Wolfe's officers, whose brighter uniforms and whose exertions rendered them fatally conspicuous. The French commanders were frequently, in the lulls of the firing, heard exclaiming to their meni "Marquez bien les officiers!" Retaining their fire by Wolfe's express command until within forty yards of the enemy's muzzles, the British suddenly poured a terrible running volley upon the French, whose movements to the front were thus checked and paralyzed, while gaps appeared where the fallen and the fugitive had been a moment before. Montcalm now menaced the British left, and on being warmly repulsed, his soldiers began to waver. 'It was at this moment that Wolfe was mortally wounded. He was standing on the right flank, at the head of the 28th Regiment, when the conflict was most desperate, and where he was dangerously conspicuous in front of the line, when a shot from a rifleman struck him in the wrist, inflicting a Severe wound. Wrapping his handkerchief round the shattered limb, he hastened to head a charge of the Louisbourg Grenadiers with fixed bayonets, when a second shot pierced his abdomen, and a third his breast. Then, finding himself unable to stand, with his blood pouring from three wou...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150293436
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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