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By Wood V.C. G.C.B. G.C.M.G. Field Marshal Sir Evelyn

Field Marshal wooden ranks as probably the most eminent infantrymen of the Victorian period of the British Empire. He served with contrast within the dust and distress of the Crimean conflict, the Indian Mutiny, Wolseley's Ishanti battle, the Zulu warfare and in Egypt and the Sudan. His activities on attacking a gang of robbers motive on murdering a neighborhood service provider earned him the Victoria go - his moment suggestion for the V.C.

His enduring affection for the cavalry within which he served early in his illustrious profession resulted in him penning ancient works concerning the arme blanche. This paintings focusses at the ancient triumphs of the cavalry deployed at the battlefield from 1794 to 1870, really through the Napoleonic Wars and the 1870 Franco-Prussian battle. From the sphere of Marengo in 1800 to the famed "Death experience" of von Bredow in 1870, box Marshal wooden retells the occasions with authenticity and skill.

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MARENGO, 14th June, 1800. 22 Five squadrons, by charging opportunely, capture 2006 prisoners and the general in command, and convert an impending defeat into a glorious victory. 22 No. —SOMO-SIERRA, 30th November, 1808. 33 A Light Cavalry regiment attacks directly in front an entrenched battery guarding a defile, routs its defenders, and captures 16 guns. 33 NO. —GARCIA HERNANDEZ, 23rd July, 1812. 38 Five British squadrons (King’s German Legion) attack an infantry rear-guard of a French division, break two squares, and capture a general and 1000 prisoners.

The First Consul waited three days in position at Stradella, and then, apprehensive that Melas might evade him, advanced on the afternoon of the 12th June towards the Scrivia. Fording that river on the 13th, he entered the level plain since known as “Marengo,”{13} which, extending about fifteen miles by twelve, is bounded on the North by the Po, on the West by the Bormida and the Tanaro rivers, and on the East and South by a circular chain of hills, which are lower features of the Apennine mountains.

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