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    ▓Supplies had as usual been d●eficient, and ammunition was wanting. The ▓battle presents few features of pr●ofessional interest.As the Light Di▓vision fell back before the adva●ncing French, there was a skirmish at Gallego▓s on the 2nd May, and at Fuentes d’Onoro on the● 3rd May;

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    but the real battle▓ there was not fought until the 5th, and was ▓of a very desperate character.To say● the least, it was indecisive, though the Frenc▓h claim the victory, as, though they did ●not themselves advance, Welling▓ton retired to re-form.But Massena neith▓er raised the sieg

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    e of Almeida,● nor advanced farther into Portugal.It is ▓rather in personal incidents that ●this “soldiers’ battle” i▓s noteworthy.Here it was that the tactical19●2 conditions of artillery were re▓versed, and the guns charged through a ●French column.“A great commotion was o▓bser

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    ved in their main body; men and hors●es were seen to close, with confusion and t▓umult, towards one point, where a th●ick dust and loud cries, and the sparkling o●f blades and the flashing of pistols, ind▓icated some extraordinary occurrence.Suddenly ▓the multitude became violently agi

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    ta▓ted, an English shout pealed high and cle●ar, the mass was rent asunder, ●and Norman Ramsay burst forth, sword in han▓d, at the head of his battery; his horses, br▓eathing fire, stretched like greyhounds alon▓g the plain, the guns bounded behind them▓ like things of no weight, and

 
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the mou▓nted gunners followed close, ●with heads bent low and pointed ▓weapons in desperate career.〃埍40 Here, too, the Connaught▓ Rangers, stigmatised by Picton, because o●f their habit of plundering, a▓s “the greatest blackguards in the army,●” drove the French out of Fuentes

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d’●Onoro with terrible loss, in a gall▓ant charge which even Picton admire●d.“Well done, brave 88th, 癖 he exclaimed, as they returne▓d; and in reply to the remark● made by some of the men, “Are● we the greatest blackguards in the a●rmy now” responded with a smile,▓ “No, no! you are brave and gal▓lant soldiers; this day has redeemed your c●haracter.” Besides th

 
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e 88th, the 14th H▓ussars and 16th Lancers, the 24th, 42nd, 43rd, 4▓5th, 51st, 52nd, 60th, 71st, 74th,▓ 79th, 83rd, 85th, 92nd, and Rifle Brigade ▓shared in the glories of the day.Shortly af▓terwards, Bremner evacuated Almeida wit●hout being opposed by the 2nd Queen〃埊s, whose regimental badge is the Pascha●l Lamb, or the 4th King’s Own, who

 
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