A History of the Lancashire Fusiliers; (Formerly XX Regiment) Volume 1 PDF ePub eBook

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A History of the Lancashire Fusiliers; (Formerly XX Regiment) Volume 1 free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... Chapter xxi. 1809--1812. Recruiting--March to Dover--Embarkation at Deal--Landing at South Beveland--Malarial Fever--Return to England--A Skeleton Battalion--Deaths--Presentation to Colonel Ross--Sail for Ireland--Kinsale--Mallow--Training for active service--Fermoy--March to Middleton--Suppression of illegal assemblies--Inspection by Lord Forbes. the last campaign, and the effects of disease and sickness after arrival in England, had so far reduced the strength of the regiment that it was found necessary, in order to place it in a state fit to take the field, to call for volunteers from various regiments of militia. In the month of April, 1809, eleven officers and five hundred and thirteen non-commissioned officers and men joined the regiment. Many men were also drawn to the colours of the corps by recruiting parties, which were sent to Norwich, Aldborough, and Rochester. On July 4th and 5th, 1809, the xx marched from Colchester, en route to Dover, where the two divisions arrived on the 10th and nth, and were quartered in Dover Castle. The regiment was selected for service with the expedition which was about to proceed to Holland, and it was attached to the brigade of Major-General Graham, which formed part of the reserve commanded by Lieutenant-General Sir John Hope. At daybreak, on July 26th, the regiment marched from Dover to Deal, and embarked on board H.M.S. "Monmouth" at nine a.m.: sailed on the morning of the 28th, and anchored off the Scheldt the same evening. With the first tide the "Monmouth" moved up the eastern branch of the Scheldt, and anchored near the Katten Dyke. The xx landed, on August 1st, on the South Beveland, and marched to the village of Heinrichskindren. Two companies, commanded by Major C. Steevens, were sent...

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Author : Benjamin Smyth
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230432760
EAN : 9781230432762
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 106 pages
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Language : English
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