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the heights from Graham, will, I hope, pass the Hormaza; and the remainder Ebro to-morrow. of the troops, under the command In the course of the 9th, 10th, of lieutenant-general sir Row- and 11th, Don Julian Sanchez was land Hill, threatened the heights very active on the left of the eneof Estepar. These movements dis. my, and took several prisoners. lodged the enemy from their po- . I have received a letter from gesítion immediately. The cavalry neral Elio, in which he informs me of our left and centre were entirely that the third Spanish army had in the rear of the enemy, who joined the second, and these armies were obliged to retire across the had taken the positions before ocArlanzon, by the high road to- cupied by the 2nd army, and the wards Burgos. Although pressed Anglo Sicilian corps, under sir by our cavalry, and suffering con- John Murray; and that gen. sir siderable loss by the fire of major John Murray had embarked, in Gardiner’s troop of horse artillery, obedience to the orders which he and obliged to make their move- had received, with the troops unments at an accelerated pace, that der his command, had sailed from they might not give time to our Alicant with a fair wind, and was infantry to come up, they made out of sight on the 1st inst. it in admirable order : but they I have the honour to be, &c. lost one gun, and some prisoners,

WELLINGTON. taken by a squadron of the 14th The Earl Bathurst, &c. light dragoons, commanded by captain Milles, and a detachment

Subijana, on the Bayas, of the 3rd dragoons, which charged

June 19, 1813. their rear.

My lord;The left of the army The enemy took post on the left crossed the Ebro on the 14th, by of the Arlanzon and Urbel rivers, the bridges of St. Martin, and Rowhich were much swelled by the camunde, and the remainder on rains; and in the course of the the 15th, by those bridges and that night retired their whole army of Puenta Arenas. We continued through Burgos, having abandoned our march on the following days and destroyed, so far as they were towards Vittoria. able, in the short space of time The enemy assembled on the during which they were there, the 16th and 17th, a considerable corps works of the castle, which they at Espejo, not far from the Fuente had constructed and improved at Carra, composed of some of the so large an expense; and they are troops which had been for some now on their retreat towards the time in the provinces in pursuit of Ebro by the high road of Briviesca Longa and Mipa, and others deand Miranda. In the mean time tached from the main body of the the whole of the army of the allies army, which were still at Pancorbo. has made a movement to the left They had likewise a division of this day, and the Spanish corps infantry, and some cavalry at Frias of Gallicia, under general Giron, since the 16th, for the purpose of and the left of the British and Por- observing our movements on the tuguese army, under lieuto-gen. left of the Ebro.

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was instantly overpowered by the jeant, 2 rank and file, 11 horses, irresistible impetuosity of the 10th missing. hussars, which being now supported by the 18th, (the 15th Villadiego, June 13, 1813. being in reserve) reached their se- My lord ;-The army passed the cond line, and drove it, with loss, Carrion on the 7th, the enemy to the beights, two miles in front having retired

the Pic of Morales; a position which the suerga; and on the 8th, 9th, and enemy occupied with a large force 10th, we brought forward our left of cavalry and infantry, and where and passed that river. The cele the remains of their shattered squa- rity of our march up to this period, drons took shelter under cover of induced me to make short movetheir

guns. It is with much satis- ments on the 11th, and to halt faction I acquaint your lordship, the left on the 12th ; but on the that nothing could exceed the latter day I moved forward the steadiness and bravery of the troops right, under lieut-general sir in this affair.

Rowland Hill, consisting of the 2d I have, however, to regret the British, brigadier-general Murillo's loss of a very promising young of- Spanish, and the conde d'Amaranficer, lieut. Cotton, of the 10th te's Portuguese divisions of infanhussars, who was killed in the try, and the light division, under midst of the enemy's ranks. I major-general Charles baron Alam sorrry to add, that capt. Lloyd, ten; and major-general Victor of the same regiment, is missing. baron Alten's, major-gen. Fane's,

I have the honour to enclose the major-general Long's, the hop. return of the killed and wounded, brigadier-general Ponsonby's, and also a return of the loss sustained colonel Grant's (hussars) brigades by the enemy, as far as it can be of cavalry, towards Burgos, with a ascertained.

view to reconnoitre the enemy's I have the honour to be, &c. position and numbers near that

(Signed) G. GRANT. town, and to force them to a deciThe Marquess of Wellington. sion whether to abandon the castle

P.S. Since writing the above, I to its fate, or to protect it with all have learnt that capt. Lloyd was their force. . wounded and taken prisoner, but I found the enemy posted with has been left at Pedrosa del Rey, a considerable force, commanded having given his parole to the understand, by general enemy. His wound is severe, but Reille, on the heights on the left not dangerous.

of the Hormaza, with their right

above the village of Hormaza, Return of Killed, Wounded, and and their left in front of Estepar.

Missing in Action with the Ene- We turned their right with the my's rear-guard, near Morales, hussars, and brig-gen. Ponsonby's on the 2nd of June, 1813. brigade of cavalry, and the light Total.-1 lieutenant, 1 rank and division from Isar, while general

file, 4 horses, killed; 1 colonel, 1 Victor Alten's brigade of cavalry, serjeant, 13 rank and file, 12 and the hon. colonel O'Callaghorses, wounded ; 1 captain, i sera han's brigade of the 2nd division,

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moved up the heights from Graham, will, I hope, pass

the Hormaza; and the remainder Ebro to-morrow. of the troops, under the command In the course of the 9th, 10th, of lieutenant-general sir Row- and 11th, Don Julian Sanchez was land Hill, threatened the heights very active on the left of the eneof Estepar. These movements dis- my, and took several prisoners. lodged the enemy from their po- I have received a letter from gesition immediately. The cavalry neral Elio, in which he informs me of our left and centre were entirely that the third Spanish army had in the rear of the enemy, who joined the second, and these armies were obliged to retire across the had taken the positions before ocArlanzon, by the high road to cupied by the 2nd army, and the wards Burgos. Although pressed Anglo Sicilian corps, under sir by our cavalry, and suffering con- John Murray; and that gen. sir siderable loss by the fire of major John Murray had embarked, in Gardiner's troop of horse artillery, obedience to the orders which he and obliged to make their move- had received, with the troops unments at an accelerated pace, that der his command, liad sailed from they might not give time to our Alicant with a fair wind, and was infantry to come up, they made out of sight on the 1st inst. ic in admirable order : but they I have the honour to be, &c. lost one gun, and some prisoners,

WELLINGTON. taken by a squadron of the 14th The Earl Bathurst, &c. light dragoons, commanded by captain Milles, and a detachment

Subijana, on the Bayas, of the 3rd dragoons, which charged

June 19, 1813. their rear.

My lord;-The left of the army The enemy took post on the left crossed the Ebro on the 14th, by of the Arlanzon and Urbel rivers, the bridges of St. Martin, and Rowhich were much swelled by the camunde, and the remainder on rains; and in the course of the the 15th, by those bridges and that night retired their whole army of Puenta Arenas. We continued through Burgos, having abandoned our march on the following days and destroyed, so far as they were towards Vittoria. able, in the short space of time The enemy assembled on the during which they were there, the 16th and 17th, a considerable corps works of the castle, which they at Espejo, not far from the Fuente had constructed and improved at Carra, composed of some of the so large an expense; and they are troops which had been for some now on their retreat towards the time in the provinces in pursuit of Ebro by the high road of Briviesca Longa and Mina, and others deand Miranda. In the mean time tached from the main body of the the whole of the army of the allies army, which were still at Pancorbo. has made a movement to the left They had likewise a division of this day; and the Spanish corps infantry, and some cavalry at Frias of Gallicia, under general Giron, since the 16th, for the purpose of and the left of the British and Poré observing our movements on the tuguese army, under lieuto-gen. left of the Ebro.

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These detachments marched yes- up from thence last night. I am terday morning, that from Frias informed that the enemy have disupon St. Millan, where it was found mantled Pancorbo. by the light division of the allied Colonel Longa's division joined army, under major-gen, Charles the army on the 6th, on its arrival Alten, and that from Espejo, on at Medina del Poman. Osma, where it met the 1st and The conde del Abisbal will ar5th divisions, under lieutenant- rive at Burgos on the 24th and 25th. general sir Thomas Graham.

I have not received any intelliMajor-general Charles Alten gence from the eastern coast since drove the enemy from St. Millan, I addressed your lordship last. and afterwards cut off the rear bri- I have the honour to be, &c. gade of the division, of which he

WELLINGTON. took three hundred prisoners, killed and wounded many, and the brigade was dispersed in the moun- London Extraordinary Gasette, tains.

July 3, 1813. The corps from Espejo was con

WAR DEPARTMENT. siderably stronger than the allied

Downing Street, July 3. corps under sir T. Graham, which Dispatches, of which the followhad arrived nearly at the same ing are copies, have been this day time at Osma. „The enemy moved received by earl Bathurst, from on to the attack, but were soon the marquis of Wellington, dated obliged to retire ; and they were Salvatierra, June 22nd,and Irunzon, followed to Espejo, from whence June 24th, 1813 ;they retired through the hills to My lord ;-the enemy's army, this place. It was late in the day commanded by Joseph Buonaparte, before the other troops came up to having marshal Jourdan as the the advanced position which those major-general of the army, took under sir Thomas Graham had up a position, on the night of the taken, and I halted the 4th divi- 19th instant, in front of Vittoria, sion, which had relieved the 5th the left of which rested upon the near Espejo.

heights which end at Puebla de The army moved forward this Arlanzon, and extended from day to this river: found the ene- thence across the valley of Zadora, my's rear-guard in a strong posi- in front of the village of Arunez. tion on the left of the river, having They occupied with the right of his right covered by Subijana, and the centre a height which com. his left by the heights in front of manded the valley of Zadora, and Pobes.

the right of their army was staWe turned the enemy's left tioned near Vittoria, and was deswith the light division, while the tined to defend the passages of the 4th division, under lieut-general river Zadora, in the neighbourhood sir Lowry Cole, attacked them in of that city. They had a reserve, front, and the rear-guard was driven in rear of their left, at the village back

upon the main body of the of Gomecha. The nature of the army, which was in march from country through which the army Pancorbo to Vittoria, having broken bad passed since it had reached the

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Ebro, had necessarily extended tained possession of these importour columns, and we halted on the ant heights throughout their ope20th in order to close them up, rations, notwithstanding all the and, moved the left to Margina, efforts of the enemy to retake where it was most likely it would them. The contest here, however, be necessary : I-reconnoitered the

was very severe, and the loss susenemy's position on that day, with tained considerable. General Mua view to the attack to be made rillo was wounded, but remained on the following morning, if they in the field ; and I am concerned should still remain in it. We ac- to have to report, that the hon. cordingly attacked the enemy yes- lieut-colonel Cadogan has died terday, and I am happy to inform of a wound which he received. In your lordship, that the allied army, him his majesty has lost an officer under my command, gained a of great zeal, and tried gallantry, complete victory; having driven who had already acquired the rethem from all their positions, hav- spect and regard of the whole proing taken from them 151 pieces of fession, and of whom it might be cannon, 415 waggons

of ammuni- expected, that if he had lived he tion, all their baggage, provisions, would have rendered the most imcattle, treasure, &c. and a consi- portant services to his country. derable number of prisoners. The Under cover of the possession of operations of the day commenced these heights, sir Rowland Hill by lieut.-general sir : Rowland successively passed the Zadora, at Hill obtaining possession of the la Puebla, and the defile formed by heights of La Puebla, on which the the heights and the river Zadora, enemy's left rested, which heights and attacked and gained possession they had not occupied in great of the village of Sabijana de Alava, strength. He detached on this in front of the enemy's line, which service one brigade of the Spanish the enemy made repeated attempts division under general Murillo; to regain. The difficult nature of the other brigade being employed the country prevented the comin keeping the communication be- munication between our different tween his main body, on the high columns moving to the attack from road from Miranda to Vittoria, and their stations on the river Bayas at the troops detached to the heights. as early an hour as I had expected, The enemy, however, soon dis- and it was late before I knew that covered the importance of the the column composed of the 3rd heights, and reinforced the troops and 7th divisions under the comthere to such an extent, as that mand of the earl of Dalhousie, lieutenant-general sir Rowland had arrived at the station appointed Hill was obliged to detach, first, for them. The 4th and light dithe 71st regiment, and the light visions, however, passed the Zadora infantry battalion of major-general immediately after sir Rowland Hill Walker's brigade, under the com- ' had possession of Sabijana de Alava, mand of the hon. lieut.-colonel the former at the bridge of NanCadogan, and successively, other ciaus, and the latter at the bridge troops, to the same point ; and the of Tres Puentes ; and almost as allies not only gained, but main soon as these had crossed, the co

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