Achievements of Cavalry by Wood V.C. G.C.B. G.C.M.G. Field Marshal Sir Evelyn

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

Box Marshal wooden ranks as the most eminent infantrymen of the Victorian period of the British Empire. He served with contrast within the dust and distress of the Crimean struggle, the Indian Mutiny, Wolseley’s Ishanti battle, the Zulu struggle and in Egypt and the Sudan. His activities on attacking a gang of robbers cause on murdering an area service provider earned him the Victoria go - his moment advice for the V.C.
His enduring affection for the cavalry within which he served early in his illustrious occupation resulted in him penning historic 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 struggle. From the sphere 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 fascinating read.
Author — box Marshal Sir Evelyn wooden V.C. G.C.B., G.C.M.G., 1838-1919
Text taken, entire and entire, from the version released in London : G. Bell, 1897.
Original web page count number – xvi and 260 pages.
Illustrations — various maps and plans.

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Just, in his report to the “Committee,” wrote, on the 10th October, 1793: “The administration of the armies is over-run by brigands.... They sell the rations of the horses.. ” It was not only the administration that had fallen to pieces, but discipline, thoroughly undermined, had almost ceased to exist Citizen David, who accompanied General Pichegru in the 1794 campaign, tells the following story:—{4} “A soldier, serving in the brigade commanded by Colonel Valetau, was placed in arrest for having left his garrison, without permission, to make some political speeches.

There are considerable discrepancies in the authorities consulted for this narrative as to the general operations, but there is no substantial difference in their accounts, so far as the incidents of the cavalry action are concerned, except that the number of French troops alleged to have been engaged at Villers-en-Cauchies, is given, in all accounts emanating from the side of the Allies, as much greater than it is in others. This arises, I believe, from the troops near Haspres being included, although they were not engaged in the fight The French had about 25,000 men on the line Cambray-Bouchain, when they advanced to compel a portion of the Allied armies—composed of Austrians, Dutch, and English—to raise the siege of Landrecies, a fortified town twenty miles East of Cambray.

The Jacobins and Girondists, who were struggling for the mastery in France, agreed but in little; yet both parties realized that the army, as then existing, even after many Royalist officers had been dismissed or had emigrated, was likely to prove an obstacle to schemes for the subversion of monarchial, or constitutional government. The factions, therefore, not content with attacks on Religion, and on much of what was best in civil life, lost no opportunity of fomenting ill-feeling between officers and the Rank and File of the army.

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