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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. 1899 Excerpt: ... coming down on the left to the columns of the six squadrons sent to Sir Colin's assistance, the three regiments composing which were somewhat widely separated, but which, forming or wheeling into line to their right, went for the enemy, in what appeared to me, in very fine style. "The Greys and the Inniskillings were the first in by less than a minute; then followed the 5th Dragoon Guards, and these three thin looking lines were as nothing compared to the densely-packed mass of the Russian column. Shouts were heard, and we saw a flashing of steel, the Greys being, of course, very conspicuous by reason of their difference of dress, as our Dragoons cut their way into the enemy's Hussars, who were numerous enough to completely envelop them. "The sight of this was too much for flesh and blood. A cry was raised by our men: " By God, the old Greys are cut off " No word, however, came from our commanding officer, when, with one accord, the whole regiment, driving their spurs into their horses' flanks, swept down towards where their comrades were so hotly engaged. "But, before we had reached the scene of action, the enemy were in full retreat on a line more westerly than that by which they had advanced, which brought them across our front as we galloped pell-mell, and without any kind of order upon them, when the ' rally ' was sounded, and we had to do our best to check the impetuosity of our men. "On turning to look for a moment at the retreating enemy, who ought to have been followed at least as far as the causeway, I saw the 17th Lancers bringing their lances to the rest, as if preparing for a charge on the flank of the disorganised Muscovite cavalry; but the lances were again raised, and yet again brought down, as if there were som... *Author: Sellers, Charles *Bi

    Oporto, Old and New; Being a Historical Record of the Port Wine Trade, and a Tribute to British Commercial Enterprize in the North of Portugal by Sellers, Charles [Paperback]

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