Historical record of the Royal marine forces, Volumen2

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Thomas and William Boone, 1845
 

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Página 211 - As the Chesapeake appears now ready for sea, I request you will do me the favour to meet the Shannon with her, ship to ship, to try the fortune of our respective flags.
Página 212 - I depend only upon your personal ambition for your acceding to this invitation : we have both nobler motives. You will feel it as a compliment if I say, that the result of our meeting may be the most grateful service I can render to my country ; and I doubt not that you, equally confident of success, will feel convinced that it is only by repeated triumphs in even combatí that your little navy can now hope to console your country for the loss of that trade it can no longer protect. Favour me with...
Página 13 - Very well, my Lord,' replied Captain Hardy: 'we have got twelve or fourteen of the Enemy's ships in our possession; but five of their van have tacked, and show an intention of bearing down upon the VICTORY. I have therefore called two or three of our fresh ships round us, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing.
Página 211 - I entreat you, Sir, not to imagine that I am urged by mere personal vanity to the wish of meeting the Chesapeake ; or that I depend only upon your personal ambition for your acceding to this invitation : we have both nobler motives. You will feel it as a compliment if I say, that the result of our meeting may be the most grateful service I can render to my country ; and I doubt not that you, equally confident of success, will feel convinced, that it is only by repeated triumphs in even combats that...
Página 357 - Anunghoy, and in advance of it to high-water mark, was a new and well-built battery of granite, forming a segment of about two-thirds of a circle ; on it were mounted fortytwo guns, some of them of immense weight and large calibre; several strong entrenchments extended to the southward of this battery, and the ridges of the hill were...
Página 52 - The British squadron are here to protect and not to conquer you ; to preserve to you your lives, liberty, and property. If a shot is fired at any one of my squadron after this summons, I shall immediately storm your batteries. You have five minutes to accede to this determination.
Página 13 - We have got twelve or fourteen of the Enemy's Ships in our possession; but five of their van have tacked, and show an intention of bearing down upon the Victory. I have, therefore, called two or three of our fresh ships round us, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing.
Página 13 - I am going fast : — it will be all over with me soon. Come nearer to me. Let my dear Lady Hamilton have my hair, and all other things belonging to me.
Página 363 - Echellon of columns from the left, and directed the 49th regiment to carry a hill on the left of the nearest eastern fort, supported by the 37th Madras Native Infantry and Bengal Volunteers, under Lieutenant-Colonel Morris, of the 49th regiment.
Página 372 - ... were also planted on the city walls, principally towards the sea. " The main body of the Chinese forces were posted on the right bank of the river, in fortified encampments, on very commanding and steep hills, field-works and entrenchments being thrown up in every advantageous position, with twenty-three guns and innumerable ginjals mounted in them to impede the advance of the troops.

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