Autor: Captain J. Kincaid, "Adventures in the Rifle Brigade."
Publisher: T. and W. Boone | ISBN: 0332145456 | 2009 edition | PDF | 93 Pages | 1.22 MB
Joined the Rifles. Walcheren Expedition. A young Soldier. A Marine View. Campaign in South Beeveland.
Retreat to Scotland. I joined the second battalion rifle brigade, (then the ninety-fifth,) at Hythe-Barracks, in the spring of 1809, and, in a month after, we proceeded to form a part of the expedition to Holland, under the Earl of Chatham. With the usual Quixotic feelings of a youngster, I remember how very desirous I was, on the march to Deal, to impress the minds of the natives with a suitable notion of the magnitude of my importance, by carrying a donkey-load of pistols in my belt, and screwing my naturally placid countenance up to a pitch of ferocity beyond what it was calculated to bear. We embarked in the Downs, on board the Hussar frigate, and afterwards removed to the Namur, a seventy-four, in which we were conveyed to our destination.