By Wood V.C. G.C.B. G.C.M.G. Field Marshal Sir Evelyn
Field Marshal wooden ranks as some of the most eminent infantrymen of the Victorian period of the British Empire. He served with contrast within the dust and distress of the Crimean conflict, the Indian Mutiny, Wolseley's Ishanti struggle, the Zulu warfare and in Egypt and the Sudan. His activities on attacking a gang of robbers motive on murdering a neighborhood service provider earned him the Victoria pass - his moment suggestion for the V.C.
His enduring affection for the cavalry within which he served early in his illustrious occupation ended in him penning ancient works concerning the arme blanche. This paintings focusses at the historic triumphs of the cavalry deployed at the battlefield from 1794 to 1870, really in the course of the Napoleonic Wars and the 1870 Franco-Prussian battle. From the sector of Marengo in 1800 to the famed "Death trip" of von Bredow in 1870, box Marshal wooden retells the occasions with authenticity and skill.
A pacy and interesting read.
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Desaix, who, early in the morning, on hearing the guns had halted in anticipation of his recall, shortly before four o’clock, preceding his division by half an hour, rode up to San Giulano, where he was met by Napoleon and informed by him of the events of the day. There is a striking difference in the relations of the First Consul with his brother generals in 1800, and their respectful subordination after he had become Emperor. ” replied the young general. “Why, that the battle is completely lost, but it is only four o’clock, and there is time to win another.
Kellermann’s own brigade, the 2nd, 6th, and 20th regiments, having been under fire many hours, at this time numbered only 156 sabres, but he had also under his orders two squadrons of the 8th Dragoons, and a troop (quarter of a squadron) of the 1st Dragoons, about 250 sabres strong—making a total of 400 sabres. They had charged many times during the day, generally when covering the retreat, but invariably with success. , the leading Austrian brigade, without scouts and with bands playing, approached, all unconscious of danger till Marmont’s guns opened on them with canister-shot.
Hilaire, down the left bank of the river. The Austrian Hussars had 120, all ranks, in a squadron. The two squadrons of the 15th Light Dragoons, commanded by Major W. Aylett, numbered 7 officers and 180 all other ranks. When, on the 23rd April, it became known that the Republican troops were in force near Villers-en-Cauchies, reinforcements were demanded, and these were sent forward to support the reconnoitring detachment, which was intended to act on the 24th April as the advance-guard of a cavalry division.