NAPOLEONIC and FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS. Collection of letters including a campaign letter by J. Gascoigne, 1778-1810
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NAPOLEONIC and FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS. Collection of letters including a campaign letter by J. Gascoigne, 1778-1810
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NAPOLEONIC and FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS
Collection of letters including a campaign letter by J. Gascoigne, written from the "Allied Camp on the Heights of Cateau April 22d [1794]" four days prior to the Battle of Beaumont-en-Cambresis (or Coteau): "The Hills are render'd white by the Canvas for many miles around, & the Light of multitude of Arm'd Troops is inconceivably grand in an enemy Country & constantly observing Each other off from distant heights. A wounded French Officer Assur'd me Robespierre was in Arrest... I have this instant Heard the French are collecting an immense Army from the Rhine"; a long letter by Thoms Brooke, from Paris on 23 September 1802, opening: "In hopes of being able to have given you an Account of My presentation to Buonaparte on this day...", a long letter by Edward Wilbraham Bootle written when staying in St Petersburg with his tutor John Parkinson (4 February 1793), etc., all addressed to members of the Blackburne family of Warrington and London, in a folder, 1778-1810
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