By Wood V.C. G.C.B. G.C.M.G. Field Marshal Sir Evelyn

ISBN-10: 190890285X

ISBN-13: 9781908902856

Field Marshal wooden ranks as essentially the most eminent infantrymen of the Victorian period of the British Empire. He served with contrast within the dust and distress of the Crimean warfare, the Indian Mutiny, Wolseley's Ishanti conflict, the Zulu warfare and in Egypt and the Sudan. His activities on attacking a gang of robbers purpose on murdering an area service provider earned him the Victoria pass - his moment advice for the V.C.

His enduring affection for the cavalry during which he served early in his illustrious occupation resulted in him penning historic works in regards to the arme blanche. This paintings focusses at the historic triumphs of the cavalry deployed at the battlefield from 1794 to 1870, fairly in the course of the Napoleonic Wars and the 1870 Franco-Prussian conflict. From the sphere of Marengo in 1800 to the famed "Death experience" of von Bredow in 1870, box Marshal wooden retells the occasions with authenticity and skill.

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It took the Austrian General, Haddick, two hours to deploy the leading division, and another hour passed ere Kaim’s division could be brought up-into second line. Although the Austrians had an overwhelming force of artillery, yet the bends of the river were greatly to the advantage of the French artillery, enabling it to enfilade its opponents. Haddick’s division lost heavily in attempting to cross the Fonta-none brook, and he was mortally wounded in leading the attack; his men then retreated, but were soon replaced by Kaim’s division, which, after suffering severely, also retired.

The 8th Dragoons overthrew the leading squadrons of the enemy, but, being charged by the Supports, were overwhelmed. Kellermann, ordering the Dragoons to rally behind him, then advanced, and breaking into the charge when within fifty yards of the Austrian line, drove it back to the brook. The French took 100 horses and then retired to their original position, where, however, they lost many men from the fire of the Austrian artillery. Ott, whose march towards Castel-ceriolo had been delayed until the road was clear of Kaim’s division, was on arriving there opposed only by a weak force of cavalry.

On the 23rd April a reconnaissance was made by two squadrons of Austrian Hussars (Leopold regiment), and two squadrons of the 15th Light Dragoons,{6} starting from St. 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.

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