The Campains of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans
George Robert Gleig
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ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
the next Narrative comprises, it truly is believed, the one attached and real account, which has but been given, of the excursion directed opposed to Washington and New Orleans, in the direction of the shut of the past due American conflict. it's been compiled, now not from reminiscence by myself, yet from a magazine saved through the writer when engaged within the firm; and because the adventures of every day have been faithfully famous down, as they happened, and such comments made upon passing occasions, as recommended themselves to his brain in the mean time, the general public may well count with self belief upon the overall correctness of the main points. the problems of the day trip weren't, certainly, of the main pleasurable nature, however it is was hoping simple relation of the complaints of these to whom it was once intrusted, won't, on that account, turn out boring while not anything will be extra obvious, than that the section of our historical past which it embraces ought to not be neglected, since it is little conducive to the encouragement of nationwide vainness. It was once mainly certainly upon this account, in addition to so that it will redeem from an oblivion which they not often benefit, the activities and sufferings of some courageous males, that the Narrative now submitted to the general public was once written
within the fields or stables of any homes alongside the line ; and those orders being punctually obeyed, there have been now fifty or sixty within the camp. Upon those a number of the artillery drivers have been fixed, and the command of the troop being given to an officer of expertise, it used to be stumbled on of significant carrier through the rest of the march. The complex protect having joined the most physique, the complete military, except for a celebration which were despatched to the rear to raise a convoy of provisions, was once now.
We moved on with out resting until eventually darkish, while having arrived at our outdated place close to Marlborough, we halted for the evening. in this day's march, we have been joined by means of numbers of negro slaves, who implored us to take them besides us, supplying to serve both as squaddies or sailors, if we'd yet supply them their liberty; yet as basic Ross persevered in maintaining inner most estate of each description, few of them have been lucky sufficient to procure their needs. We had now proceeded a distance of.
Of evening, besides the fact that, it's striking at what distance a noise is heard. even though they have to were at the least twenty miles from the Bayo while the schooner first opened her fireplace, the sound attaining them roused the rowers from their indolence, who pulling with all their may possibly, moved quickly on, while the main profound silence reigned one of the troops, and gaining the creek in little greater than 3 hours, despatched clean reinforcements to proportion within the risk and glory of the evening. Nor used to be a second misplaced via.
whole line of our encampment. along with all this, to adopt the obligation of a piquet used to be as risky as to enter motion. events of yank sharp-shooters confused and disturbed these appointed to that carrier, from the time they took ownership in their publish until they have been relieved; when to mild fires at evening was once most unlikely, simply because they served yet as convinced marks for the enemy's gunners. I repeat, accordingly, little murmuring couldn't be questioned at. Be it saw, notwithstanding, that.
Artillery as might be withdrawn with out hassle, or the danger of discovery. yet of the heavy artillery, of which approximately ten items have been fixed in entrance of the bivouac, and upon the financial institution of the river, no account used to be taken. They have been ships weapons, of little price, and intensely bulky; for that reason their elimination, had it been conceivable, might scarcely have rewarded the difficulty. It used to be consequently made up our minds to depart them at the back of; they usually have been consequently accepted to maintain their stations to the.