Minutes of the Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry Upon the Treaty of Armistice and Convention of Cintra, and Upon the Conduct, Behaviour, and Proceedings of Lieutenant-General Sir Hew Dalrymple, Knt., Commander in Chief of the Late Expedition in Portugal, and the Other Officer Or Officers who Held the Command of the British Troops Employed Upon that Expedition: Convened by Virtue of His Majesty's Special Warrant, Under the Sign Manuel, and Held in the Great Hall, Chelsea- College, on Monday, the 14th Day of November, 1808, and Succeeding Days
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الصفحة 8 - On the right of the position they were repulsed by the bayonets of the 97th regiment, which corps was successfully supported by the second battalion 52d regiment, which, by an advance in column, took the enemy in flank.
الصفحة 7 - ... commendation. I cannot avoid to take this opportunity of expressing my acknowledgments for the aid and support I received from all the general and other officers of this army. I am particularly indebted to major-general Spencer, for the advice and assistance I received from him ; to major-general Ferguson, for the manner in which he led the left column ; and to...
الصفحة 8 - Lourinha commanded the left of this height, and it had not been occupied, excepting by a piquet, as the camp had been taken up only for one night ; and there was no water in the neighbourhood of this height. The cavalry and the reserve...
الصفحة 9 - ... attack commenced upon the heights on the road to Lourinha. This attack was supported by a large body of cavalry, and was made with the usual impetuosity of the French troops.
الصفحة 8 - Hill was moved to the centre of the mountain, on which the great body of the infantry had been posted, as a support to these troops, and as a reserve to the whole army ; in addition to this support, these troops had that of the cavalry in the rear of their right. " The enemy's attack began in several columns upon the whole of the troops on this height ; on the left, they advanced, notwithstanding the fire of the riflemen, close to the 50th regiment, and they were checked and driven back only by the...
الصفحة 8 - ... of the enemy's columns by the artillery on those heights. At length, after a most desperate contest, the enemy was driven back in confusion from this attack, with the loss of seven pieces of cannon, many prisoners, and a great number of officers and soldiers killed and wounded.
الصفحة 8 - I was fortunate enough to reach the field of action intime to witness and approve of every disposition that had been, and was afterwards made by sir Arthur Wellesley, his comprehensive mind furnishing a ready resource in every emergency, and rendering it quite unnecessary to direct any alteration.
الصفحة 4 - XVIII. The Spanish troops detained on board ship in the port of Lisbon shall be given up to the commander in chief of the British army, who engages to obtain of the Spaniards to restore such French subjects, either military or civil, as may have been detained in Spain, without being taken in battle, or in consequence of military operations, but on occasion of the occurrences of the 29th of last May, and the days immediately following.
الصفحة 2 - Conventionfor the Evacuation of Portugal by the French Army. " The generals commanding in chief the British and French armies in Portugal, having determined to negotiate and conclude a treaty for the evacuation of Portugal...
الصفحة 3 - British commanders, are very limited; some additional conveyance may be procured in the port of Lisbon. The number of horses to be embarked by the troops shall not exceed 600, and the number embarked by the staff shall not exceed 200. At all events every facility will be given to the French army to dispose of the horses belonging to it which cannot be embarked.