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fall or wounds of some of their ablest Lieut.-General the Earl of Chathan Generals, that their right wing was ob. Commander in Chief. liged to fall back, and which compelled First Division.-Light troops. the Archduke likewise to withdraw his
Lieut.-Gen. the Earl of Roslyn. centre. But the French had by this
3d Dragoon guards, three squadrons; time suffered so severely, that the Aus
!2th light dragons, three squadrons ; trians retired in ordes, and without mo. lestation.
2d light dragoons; King's German le The Austrian Generals who suffered gion. Major-General Linsingen.
43d Foot, light infantry, 2d battawere, General Normann, a most skilful
lion ; sed ditto, ditto, ditto ; 95th rifles, officer, killed, Prince Rosenberg, Prince de Rohan, Baron d'Aspre, Klarshals eight companies, Major Gen. Stewart. Vuckussavich and Dedovich, severely 2d ditto, ditto. Brig.Gen. Baron Alten.
Ist battalion King's German legion; wounded, and the Archduke Charles and Priace John of Lichtenstein slight
Second.---Reserve, ly wounded by musket shot. The Em. Lieut. Gen, the Hon. Sir John Hope. peror Francis was stationed at Wolkers ist Foot guards, ist battalion; ditto, dorf during the battles, but he retired to 3d ditto ; fiank companies. Brigadier. Hungary with his family and suite on General Disney. the oth of July. The Archduke's head 4th Foot, ist battalion ; ditto, ad ditquarters were at Litschaw in Moravia to ; 28th ditto, ist ditto. Major. Geneon the 20th of July.
ral Earl of Dalhousie, Meanwhile, we are informed by the 20th Regiment; 92d ditto, ist battaFrench papers, that Prince John of lion. Major-General Sir W. Erskine. Lichtenstein had been sent about the
The Third is the Second Division of the Ar10th of July by the Archduke, with a
mny. flag of truce to Bonaparte, soliciting an armistice, which it appears was readily
Lieut. Gen. Alex. Mackenzie Fraser.
5th Foot, ist battalion ; 58th ditto, acceded to, for one month, and 15 days ditio ; gist ditto. Major-Gen. Dyott
. notice before the renewal of hostilities;
gth Foot, ist battalion ; 38th ditto, but that Presburgh and Gratz were to
ditto; 420 ditto, ditto. Brig.-Gen. be garrisoned by the French, and the
Fourth.--Third division of the Army, to Vienna on the isth, and was intro.
Lieut.-Gen. Marquis of Huntly. duced to Bonaparte, and to his supple 59th regiment, 2d battalion ; uith minister, Champagne, who was empower-dirto, ditto ; 79th' ditto; ist ditto.ed to negotiate a peace with the Aus- Major-Gen. Leith. trian Prince. But we have no further 2d (or Queen's,) -76th foot; 84th intelligence respecting the negociation. ditto, ad battalion. Brig. Gen. Ack
The left wing embarked at Ports. GRAND' EXPEDITION TO HOLLAND. mouth, in three parts ;-chiefly on
An expedition upon a larger scale, in board ships of the line. respect of naval and military force, Lieut. Gen. Sir Eyre Coote, second than any which ever left the British
in command. shores, set sail from the Downs on the
First Light Troops. 27th, 28th, and 29th of July. During the preparation, which occupied nearly dragoons, three squadrons ; 35th regi.
Staff corps detachment; 9th light two months, the destination was kept a profound secret, and a strict embargo hon.
ment, rises, two companies. Col. Ma. was laid on at all the ports in the king dom on the 12th, (which was removed
68th regiment, light infantry; 7ist on the sth of August.)
ditto, ditto, ist battalion; 35th ditto, The right wing of this great army
ditto. Brig.-Gen. Rottenburgh. embarked at Ramsgate, Deal, and Har.
Second,-First division. wich, in four divisions, and consists of
Lieut.Gen. Lord Paget. the following troops :
yst foot, 3d battalion ; sth ditto, ist
ditto ; 35th ditto, ad ditto. Major-Gen.
Downing Street, August 7.
14th foot, zd battalion ; 51st light Dispatches, of which the following are regiment; 82: ditto, ist battalion. copies, were last night received at
the office of Lord Viscount Castle. Brig. Gen, Houston.
reagh, one of his Majesty's Principal Third.-Fourth division,
Secretaries of State, from Lieut.Lieut.-Gen, the Hon. Thos, Grosvenor,
General the Earl of Chatham, dated 23d foot, 2d battalion; 26th ditto.
Middleburgh, 2d and 3d August ditto ; 320 ditto, ist ditto ; Sist ditto,
1809. ad ditto. Brig.-Gen. Brown.
Head quarters, Middleburgh, 30th foot, ist battalion ; 63d ditto,
20 August 1809.
I have the honour of acquainting
your Lordship, that, having sailed from to the Army.
the Downs early in the morning of the ARTILLERY.
28th ult, with Rear. Admiral Sir RichSix troops of horse, and eight bri- ard Strachan, in his Majesty's ship Ve. gades of foot. Major-Gen. Macleod. nerable, we arrived, the same evening, Engineers. Gen. Terrut.
and anchored, in East Capelle Roads, The following is a correct list of the and were joined, on the following morEarl of Chatham's personal Staff :
ning, by the division of the army under
Lieutenant-General Sir John Hope. TO BE AIDES DE CAMP,
It blew, in the course of that day, a Major Bradford, uith Foot. Hon. fresh gale from the westward, which Captain Gardner, R. A. Captain Had- created a heavy swell, and the small don, 6th Dragouns. Major Linsingen, craft being much exposed, it was deter-Ist Light Dragvons, K.G. L. Captain mined to seek shelter for them in the Felix, 36th foot. Major Lord Charles anchorage of the Room Pot, where Manners, and Capt. Lord R. Manners, Lieut. General Sir John Hope's division extra Aides de Camp. Lieut. Col. Ca
was also directed to proceed, in order rey, 3d Foot Guards, Military Secrete
to possess such points as might be ne
cessary to secure the anchorage ; as well The whole military force amounts to as with a view to future operations up nearly 40,000 men; the quantity of light the East Scheldt. and heavy artillery, mortars, howitzers,
The left wing of the army, under shot, shells, rockets, &c. is immense, Lieut.-Gen. Sir Eyre Coote, particuand occupies 40 large transports. The larly destined for the operations against Medical Staff and Commissariat Estab.
Walcheren, arrived on the 29th and lishments are very extensive, and highe morning of the 30th ; but the wind conly respectable.
tinuing to blow fresh from the westThe naval part of the expedition is ward, and occasioning a great surf on likewise great, and is commanded by the beach, both on the side of Zoutland, Admirals Sir Richard Strachan, Sir
as well as near Domburg, it became ex. Richard Keats, Otway, and Lord Gard. pedient, in order to effect a landing, to
Sir Home Popham is captain of carry the whole fleet through the diffithe Fleet. The total number of ships cult and narrow passage into the Vere employed is said to be nearly 300, Gat, hitherto considered impracticable consisting of 30 ships of the line, 25 fri- for large ships; which being successgates, 60 sloops, cutters, and gun-brigs, fully accomplished, and the necessary 45 bombs and fire ships, the remainder preparations for debarkation being comtransports.
pleted, I have the satisfaction of acThat the Dutch islands in the mouth quainting your Lordship, that the troops of the Scheldt are the objects of attack by landed on the Bree Sand, about a mile this vast armament, is ascertained from
to the westward of Fort der Haak, the following accounts from the Com, without opposition, when a position was mander in Chief, which were published taken up for the night on the Sand in a London Gazette Extraordinary of Hills, with East Capelle in front. Lieu. The 7th Augusti
tenant-General Fraser was detached im.
mediately to the left against Fort der panies of the stb regiment, maintained Haak and Ter Vere, the former of the right, under difficult circumstances, which, on bis approach, was evacuated with great gallantry, and kiled and by the enemy, but the town of Vere, wounded a great many of the enemy. which was strong in its defences, and Ter Vere being in our possession, had a garrison of about six hundred Lieutenant-General Fraser's division men, held out till yesterday morning, marched in the evening upon Ruttern, notwithstanding the heavy and weil di detaching a corps for ihe reduction of rected fire of the bomb.vessels and Ramakens, which, when effected, will gun.boats during the preceding day, complete the investment of Flush. and until the place was closely invest. ing. cd.
I have to regret the temporary abEarly on the morning of the 31st, a sence of Brigadier General Browne, deputation from Middleburgh, from who was wounded late in the day, but whence the garrison had been withdrawn. I trust not to be long deprived of his into Flushing, having arrived in camp, services. terms of capitulation were agreed upon, I have the honour to enclose a return copies of which I have the honour bere. of the killed, wounded, and missing.with to inciose, as well as that of the Deeply as the fall of every British sol.. garrison of Ter Vere; and the divisions dier is at all times to be lamented, the of the army, under the orders of Licu. loss will not appear to have been great, tenant-General Lord Paget and Major. when the serious impediments it was General Graham, moved forward, and in the power of the enemy to oppose to took up a position with the right to our progress are considered, as well as Maliskirke, the centre at Gryperskirke, the formidable state of the batteries of and left to St Laurens.
Flushing, to which the troops were neOn the morning of the ist instant, cessarily exposed. the troops advanced to the investment The pressure of circumstances has of Flushing, which operation was warm prevented the Commanding Officer of ly contested by the enemy. In this Artillery from furnishing a detailed acmovement he was driven by Major- count of the guns and ordnance stores Gen. Graham's division, on the right, taken in the several batteries, and forfrom the batteries of the Dykeshook, tress of Ter Vere, but which will be the Vygeter, and the Nolle, while Brig.- hereafter transmitted, with a return of Gen. Houston's brigade forced the e. the prisoners taken since our landing, nemy posted on the road from Middle- supposed to amount to 1000. Commo. burgh to retire, with the loss of four dore Owen's squadron, with Lieute. guns, and many killed and wounded.- nant-General the Marquis of Huntly's Lieutenant-General Lord Paget's divi. division, remain at anchor in the Weisiou also drove in the posts of the ene. ling Passage, and the divisions of Lieumy, and took up his position at West tenant-General the Earl of Rosslyn Zouberg.
and Lieutenant General Grosvenor are Nothing could exceed the gallantry arrived at the anchorage in the Vere of the troops throughout the whole of Gat. this day, and my warmest praise is due I cannot conclude without expres. to the several General Officers for their sing, in the strongest terms, my admi. judicious disposition in the advance of ration of the distinguished ability with Their respective columns. To Lieute which the fleet was conducred through nant-Gereral. Sir Eyre Coote I feel the passage into the Verc Gať ; nor can much indebted for his exertions in this the advantages resulting from the suc. service, and the prompt zad able man. cess of this operation be too highly esner in which he has executed my or timated, as, by it, we were not only eders. The light troops, under Briga- nabled to effect a disembarkation, which, dier-General Baron Rottenburg, have in the then state of the wind, was im. been admirably conducted; and with practicable in any other quarter, but al. the officers commanding the several so that the enemy, probably relying on corps engaged, I have every reason to the difficulty of the navigation, was less be most perfectly satisfied. The 3d prepared for resistance. I must also battalion of the Royals, and flank com- warmly acknowledge, the great assist
ance the service has derived from the - Total 1 Officer, 2 serjeants, 2 drum-
lunteer J. P. Drury, slightly ; 2d batt: missing, in the island of Walcheren, Frederick, dangerously ; 68th foot, the
35th foot, Capt. Tisdell, slightly ; Capt. from the time of landing, on the eve.
names of the three officers wounded, ning of the 30th July, to the ist of
not specified in the return; 2d batt. 82d August inclusive.
foot, Lieut. Reed, slightly, Lieut. Pratt, Middleburgh, Aug. 2. 1809. dangerously ; 85th foot, the name of the Royal Artillery-3 rank and file officer wounded, not mentioned in the wounded.
return. 3d Batt. Ist foot-1 Lieutenant, I STAFF-26th foot, Captain Fotherdrummer, 6 rank and file killed; 1 Cap- ingham, Deputy Assistant Adjutanttain, 1 Lieutenant, 6 serjeants, 75 rank General, slightly ; 40th foot, Brigadierand file wounded ; 6 rank and file mis. General Browne, slightly ; 620_foot, sing.
Capt. Browne, Aid.de-Camp to Brig.ist Batt. 5th foot4 rank and file Gen. Houston, slightly. killed; 3 serjeants, 16 rank and file
Middleburgh, August 3. 1309; wounded; 10 rank and file missing. Ist Batt. 26th foot-Return not re
MY LORD, ceived ; supposed to have none.
Since my letter of yesterday's date, I ist Batt. 32d foot--1 serjeant, 1 rank have received intelligence from Lieut.and file killed ; 2 serjeants, 5 rank and General Sir John Hope, of his having -file wounded.
occupied Batz, and taken possession of 2d Batt. 35th foot--4 rank and file the whole island of South Beveland.-killed; 2 Captains, 14 rank and file I have also the satitfaction to acquaint wounded : 11 rank and file missing. your Lordship, that, upon the battaries
51st Foot-I rank and file killed; I being prepared to open, the fortress of rank and file wounded.
Ramakens surrendered this evening, 68th Foot-i drummer, 10 rank and and I have the honour to enclose the file killed; 1 Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 24 articles of capitulation.--I have the hqrank and file wounded.
nour to be, &c.
To the Lord Viscountt Castlerèagh, &c. 2d Batt. 81st foot-2 rank and file
ADMIRALTY.OFFICE,- August killed ; 1 rank and file wounded.
2d Batt. 82d foot-11 rank and file Lieut. James Duncan, commanding killed; 2 Lieutenants, 2 serjeants, 21
his Majesty's hired cutter the Idas, arrank and file wounded.
rived yesterday evening at this office, 85th Foot-ı serjeant, 2 rank and file with dispatches from Sir Richard John killed ; 1 Lieutenant, 2 serjeants, I
Strachan, Bart. and K, B. Rear-Admiral drummer, 19 rank and file wounded; of the White, &c. addressed to the Hon. 7 rank and file missing.
William Wellesley Pole, of which the 95th Foot-5 rank and file wounded. following are copies :Embodied detachments Return not
Venerahle, off the Vere Gat, August 4a. received.
SIR, STAFF-26th foot, i Captain wound. ed; 40th fout, 1 Brigadier General dit You have been already acquainted to ; 62d foot, 1. Captain ditto.
that I had hoisted my flag in the AmeAugust 1909.
thyst, and that it was my intention to formed that there was sufficient space have preceded the expedition, in com- in the Room Pot to contain all the pany with the Venerable, on board ships to which anchorage Sir Home which ship Lord Chatham had enbarkPopham undertook to conduct them i ed; but finding the public service and as it blew fresh, with all the appear. might suffer from the Commanders in ance of an approaching gale, the squad. Chief being separated, I therefore shif. ron was instantly got under sail, and led ted to the Venerable, and sailed from in by the Venerable, when they all the Downs at day-light on the 28th ult. came to in safety off the Vere Gat.
I have now to acquaint yoù, for their As soon as the ships were secured, Lordship’s information, of my arrival on measures were instantly taken to prethe evening of that day, in the Stone pare to land the army on the island of Deeps, with the Amethyst and several Walcheren. I did not wait for the gunsmaller vessels, where I was joined by boats coming up, but ordered those who the Fisgard, Captain Bolton, who had, happened to be near the Venerable, towith great judgement, placed vessels gether with the mortar. brigs, to push on the various shoals off this coast. Af. in shore to cover the landing, and to ter dark, Lieutenant Groves of this force the Derhaak battery. , ship, with some skilful pilots in Deal At hali past four, the boats put off boats, were dispatched to sound the under the direction of Lord Amelius Room Pot Channel, and to station ves Beauclerc of the Royal Oak, and Capt. sels at its entrance.
Cockburn of the Belleisle, and the troops Early next morning, the 29th, the were landed in excellent order, without division of Lieut.-General Sir John opposition, the firing from the morta: Hope, conducted by Capt. Bathurst, in and gun-vessels having driven the ene. the Salsette, joined me, as did also Rear my completely from the Derhaak bat. Admiral Sir Richard Keats in the Su- tery. perb. This zealous officer had the Having thus accomplished this first command of the blockading squadron object, I lost no time in directing the off the entrance of the Scheldt, but, ob. bombs and gun-vessels to proceed up serving the armament pass, he, with the Vere-Gat, off Campvere, and ha. his usual promptitude, left that squad- ving given Sir Home Popham, who, at ron under the orders of Lord Gardi. the request of Lord Chatham, had rener, and resumed the charge of Sir John mained on shore with his Lordship, perHope's division ; I therefore directed mission to employ them as the service the Rear-Admiral to shift his fag to might require, he, the next morning, the Salsette, and to proceed to the began to cannonade Campvere, which Room Pot.
had been summoned, but held out. The entrance to that channel is very The fire of the gun.boats waś exceed. narrow, and as I was aware of Sir Home ingly well directed, and did much da. Popham's local knowledge of the insu- mage to the town. lar navigation before me, I intrusted to The officers and crews, engaged in that officer the service of leading. Sir that service, had a great claim to my adRichard Keats's division in, and which miration for their conduct. Three of he did, with great skill, in the Sabrina, our gun.boats were sunk. In the afterCaptain Kattoc; the whole were an noon, it blew fresh, and as the strength chored in safety opposite Zeerick zee, of the tide prevented the bombs from situated between the islands of Schowen acting, I directed the flotilla to fall and North Bevcland.
back, preserving a menacing position. That afternoon Rear-Admiral Ot- At night, Captain Richardson of the way, with the left wing of the army, un. Cesar, who was on the Dike on shore, der Sir Eyre Coote, joined me in the threw some rockets at the nearest bat. Stone Deeps, but it blew too fresh to tery of Campvere, and, soon after, the have any communication.
Commanding Officer of the town sent - On the morning of the 30th, Sir H. out an offer to surrender. A copy of Popham, returned, with a letter from the terms, acceded to by LieutenantSir Richard Keats, acquainting me that General Fraser, and Captain, Richardthe division under his charge were all son, the senior naval officer on the spot, safely anchored ; and I was likewise in-' accompanies this letter.