Contemporary official despatches on campaigns against tthe French in 1796


Bulletins of the Campaign 1796. Printed by A Strahan [London] 1796 small 8vo [6½ x 4 ins]

342pp. Contemporary calf boards gilt with late 20th century leather gilt spine, armorial bookplate of Crawfurd Antrobus [who lived at Eaton Hall, Cheshire], A sound copy, contents clean, A mass of reports from the London Gazette and London Gazette Extraordinary giving immediate reports to London on engagements at sea and on land during this third year in the War with Revolutionary France. There are a number of despatches from Lt. Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby who arrived in St. Lucia [then called St Louis ] and begun to restore Britain’s military reputation. Reports often include casualty lists naming the officers but usually just giving numbers by regiment for the rank and file. The is well indexed for this period.      jan2/9

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