British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 by Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook

By Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook

Книга Osprey - Warrior №8. British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 Osprey - Warrior №8. British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 Книги Вооружение Автор: Philip Haythornthwaite Год издания: 2002 Формат: pdf Издат.:Osprey Страниц: sixty eight Размер: 11.7 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:In the campaigns of the French innovative and Napoleonic Wars, the deserved attractiveness of the British infantry has tended to overshadow the contribution of the cavalry, yet in truth they did shape an essential component of the military, conducting tasks an important to the good fortune of alternative fingers. British Cavalryman 1792-1815 recounts what those tasks have been and examines the boys who played them. different regiments of the cavalry are indexed and a few of the fingers extra unique or expert corps, reminiscent of the Kings German Legion, tested.

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By the standards of today, or indeed by those of the more sophisticated European powers of 1775, the army of George Washington was administered in a fashion so haphazard as to be almost reckless. The French and Prussian generals of the period would have been shocked indeed to find themselves at the head of such poorly found troops. But we must remember that very few of the Continentals had ever been soldiers before the revolution. They were far from being dismayed at the lack of administrative conveniences whose existence they had never suspected.

In the retreat after the Battle of Brandywine Edward Hector, a volunteer in the Third Pennsylvanian Artillery, was ordered to abandon his ammunition wagon; but he refused and instead, amid all the confusion, drove his precious cargo to the rear. What was more, he stopped several times to pick up abandoned muskets. His deed was not recognized until 1832 when he was given 40 dollars for his part in the struggle for independence. Another Negro, Austin Dabney, distinguished himself in the engagement at Kettle Creek after the loss of Savannah.

The expedition was British the city was called on to surrender. Whilst ignominiously routed by a superior British fleet the American general, Lincoln, temporized, British which suddenly appeared from New York, horsemen rode around to the north and cut off the though the militia and guns had already been one escape route. Deciding to fight on, Charleston 28 held out for a month during which the American fortifications were made of earth revetted with defending artillery more than held its own under palmetto - a spongy wood which just absorbed the British bombardment.

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