Fire & Retire !

First hand accounts from
the Napoleonic Wars.


A narrative of the Peninsular War
by Sir Andrew Leith Hay, K.H., F.R.S. L. & E.

Chapter 1. (Overview)


Part 1. Preliminary Observations - Arrival in Spain - Bishop of Santander
Conde de Villa Nueva - Santander - Departure from Santander
General Ballesteros - Return to Santander - Gihon - Oviedo
Army of Gallicia - Leon - British Officers - General Blake
Frias - Santander - Bilbao - Portugalete - Santurse - Valmaseda - Frias
Quincoçes - General Blake - Lastres de la Torre - Laredo - Santona
Santander - Marques de la Romana - Te Deum - State of Affairs - Military Errors
Part 2. Marshal Ney - Spirit of the Spaniards - Zornosa
Duke of Dantzic - Aranda de Duero - Somasierra - Chamartin - Madrid
Part 3. Lord William Bentinck - Mr. Frere - Aranda de Duero
Defeat of the Spaniards - Napoleon - Burgos - Conde de Belvedere Aranda
Cabeca Nabero - Tudela - Tordesillas - French Dragoons - Sir John Moore
Leon - Puerta de Pajares - Oviedo Gihon - Infiesta - La Pola - Romana
Espinosa - Duke of Belluno - Arrival of British Troops - Lord Paget
Astorga - Villafranca - British Army in Spain - Sir John Moore
Positions of the French Army - Mallorga - March of the British
Sahagun - British Army retreats - Passage of the Esla - Napoleon
Marches to the North - Snow-Storm in the Mountains
French Cavalry cross the Esla - Are defeated - Spanish Troops
Important Despatch - Sir John Moore - General Franceshi
General Colbert killed - Scene at Lugo - Sir John Moore assembles his Army
Position in Front of Lugo - Affair at Lugo - Enemy repulsed
Continuationof the Retreat - Guitteriz - Betanzos - Coruña
Explosion of Powder Magazine - Sir David Baird's Division - French Army
Arrival of the Fleet - Battle of Coruña - Embarkation
Interment of Sir John Moore - Justice done to his Memory
Unreasonable Expectations - Departure for England.

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Researched & Compiled by Way-Mark.

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