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lumn under the earl of Dalhousie advanced on the great road from arrived at Mendoza, and the 3rd Vittoria to Bilboa, resting their division, under lieutenant-general right on some strong heights cover. sir Thomas Picton, crossed at the ing the village of Gamarra Major. bridge higher up, followed by the Both Gamarra and Abechuco 7th division, under the earl of were strongly occupied, as têtesDalhousie. These four divisions, de-pont to the bridges over the forming the centre of the army. Zadora at these places. Brigadier were destined to attack the heights general Pack, with his Portuguese on which the right of the enemy's brigade, and colonel Longa, with centre was placed, while lieut. the Spanish division, were directed general sir Rowland Hill should to turn and gain the heights, supmove forward from Sabijana de ported by major-general Anson's Alava to attack the left. The ene brigade of light dragoons, and the my, however, having weakened 5th division of infantry, under the his line to strengthen his detach, command of major-general Osment in the hills, abandoned his wald, who was desired to take the position in the valley as spon as he command of all these troops. saw our disposition to attack it, Lieutenant-general sir T. Graham and commenced his retreat in good reports, that in the execution of order towards Vittoria. Our troops this service, the Portuguese and continued to advance in admirable Spanish troops behaved admirably. order, notwithstanding the diffi- The 4th and 8th caçadores parti. culty of the ground. In the mean cularly distinguished themselves. time, lieuto-general sir Thomas Col. Longa being on the left, took Graham, who commanded the left possession of Gamarra Menor. As of the army, consisting of the 1st soon as the heights were in our and 5th divisions, and general possession, the village of Gamarra Pack's and Bradford's brigades of Major was most gallantly stormed infantry, and generals Bock's and and carried by brigadier-general Anson's brigades of cavalry, and Robinson's brigade of the 5th diwho had been moved on the 20th vision, which advanced in columns to Margina, moved forward from of battalions, under a very heavy thence on Vittoria, by the high fire of artillery and musketry, road from that town to Bilboa. He without firing a shot, assisted by had besides with him the Spanish two guns. of major Lawson's bridivision under colonel Longa; gade of artillery. The enemy sufand general Giron, who had been fered severely, and lost three pieces detached to the leftunder a different of cannon. The lieuto-general view of the state of affairs, and had then' proceeded to attack the vilafterwards been recalled, and had Jage of Abechuco, with the first arrived on the 20th at Orduna, division, by forming a strong batmarched that morning from thence, tery against it, consisting of capt. so as to be in the field in readiness Dubourdieu's brigade, and capt. to support lieutenant-general sir Ramsay's troop of horse artillery, T. Graham, if his support had been and, under cover of this fire, col. required. The enemy had a divi- Halkett's brigade advanced to the sion of infantry and some cavalry attack of the village, which was carried, the light battalion having the centre, and of four divisions, charged and taken three guns and and all the cavalry of the army of a howitzer on the bridge: this Portugal, and some troops of the attack was supported by general army of the north, General Foix's Bradford's brigade of Portuguese division of the army of Portugal infantry. During the operation at was in the neighbourhood of BilAbechuco, the enemy made the boa; and general Clausel, who greatest efforts to repossess them. commands the army of the north, selves of the village of Gamarro was near Logrono with one division Major, which were gallantly re of the army of Portugal, compulsed by the troops of the 5th manded by general Topin, and division, under the command of general Vandermassen's division of major-general Oswald. The ene
The ene- the army of the north. The 6th my had, however, on the heights division of the allied army, under on the left of the Zadora, two major-general the hon. Edward divisions of infantry in reserve, and Pakenham, was likewise absent, it was impossible to cross by the having been detained at Medina bridges till the troops which had del Pomar for three days, to cover moved upon the enemy's centre the march of our magazines and and left had driven them through stores. I cannot extol too highly Vittoria. The whole then co- the good conduct of all the general operated in the pursuit, which was officers, officers, and soldiers of the continued by all till after it was army in this action, Lieutenantdark. The movement of the troops general sir Rowland Hill speaks under lieut.-general sir Thomas highly of the conduct of general Graham, and their possession of Murillo, and the Spanish troops Gamarra and Abechuco, intercept- under his command, and of that of ed the enemy's retreat by the high lieuto-general the hon. W, Stewroad to France. They were then art and the conde d'Amarante, obliged to turn to the road towards who commanded divisions of inPamplona; but they were unable fantry under his directions. Heliketo hold any position for a sufficient wise mentions the conduct of the length of time to allow their bag- hon. lieut-colonel O'Callagan,
. gage and artillery to be drawn off
. who maintained the village of SaThe whole, therefore, of the latter, bijana de Alava against all the which had not already been taken efforts of the enemy to regain posby the troops in their attack of the session of it, and that of lieute successive positions, taken up by col. Brooke,, of the adjutant-genethe enemy in their retreat from ral's department, and lieutenanttheir first position on Aruney and col. the hon. Alexander Aberon the Zadora, and all their am- cromby, of the quarter-mastermanition and baggage, and every general's department. It'was imthing they had, were taken close possible for the movements of any to Vittoria. I have reason to be troops to be conducted with more lieve that the enemy carried off spirit and regularity than those of with them one gun and one how these respective divisions of lieut.itzer only. The army under Joseph general the earl of Dalhousie, sir Buonaparte consisted of the whole Thomas Picton, sir Lowry Cole, of the armies of the south and of and major-general Charles Baron
Alten. These troops advanced in respectively conducted the service echelons of regiments, in two, and intrusted to them since the comoccasionally three lines ; and the mencement of the operations, Portuguese troops, in the 3rd and which have ended in the battle of 4th divisions, under the command the 21st, and for their conduct in of brigadier-general Power and that battle ; as likewise to marshal colonel Stubbs, led the march sir William Beresford, for the with a steadiness and gallantry friendly advice and assistance which never before surpassed on any oc- I have received from him
all casion. Major-general the honour occasions during the late operaable C. Colville's brigade of the tions. I must not omit to men. 3rd division was seriously attacked, tion, likewise, the conduct of gen. in its advance, by a very superior Giron, who commands the Galician force, well formed; which it drove army, who made a forced march in, supported by general Inglis's from Orduna, and was actually on brigade of the 7th division, com- the ground in readiness to support manded by col. Grant, of the 82nd, lieuto-gen. sir. Thomas Graham.
These officers, and the troops un- I have frequently been indebted, der their command, distinguished and have had occasion to call the themselves. Major-general Van- attention of your lordship to the deleur's brigade of the light divi- conduct' of the quarter-master sion was, during the advance upon general, major-general George Vittoria, detached to the support Murray, who, in the late operaof the 7th division, and lieutenant- tions, and in the battle of the 21st general the earl of Dalhousie has instant, has again given me the reported most favourably of its greatest assistance. I am likewise conduct, Lieutenant-general sir indebted much to lord Aylmer, Thomas Graham particularly re- the deputy adjutant-general, and
' ports his sense of the assistance he to the officers of the adjutant and received from colonel Delancey, quarter-master-general's departdeputy quarter-master-general, ments respectively, and to lieut. and from fieut-col. Bouverie, of col. lord Fitzroy Somerset, lieut. the adjutant-general's department, col. Campbell, and the officers of and from the officers of his per- my personal staff, and to lieut. sonal staff, and from the honour- col, sir R. Fletcher, and the offiable lieut.-colonel Upton, assistant cers of the royal engineers. Col. quarter-master-general, and major his serene highness the HerediHope, assistant-adjutant, with tary Prince of Orange was in the the Ist division; and major-gen. field as my aide-de-camp, and conOswald reports the same of lieut. ducted himself with his usual galcolonel Berkley, of the adjutant, lantry and intelligence. Mareschal general's department, and lieut. del Campo Don Luis Wimpfen, colonel Gomm," of the quarter- and the inspector-general, Don master-general's department. I Thomas O'Donoju, and the offiam particularly indebted to lieut. cers of the staff of the Spanish general sir Thomas Graham, and army, have invariably rendered me lieut.-gen. sir Rowland Hill, for every assistance in their power in the manner in which they have the course of these operations;
and I avail myself of this oppor- Portuguese-3 rank and file tunity of expressing my satisfac.. killed ; 1 major, 1 captain, 3.sertion at their conduct, as likewise jeants, 16 rank and file, wounded. with that of Mareschal del Campo
On the 21st. Don Miguel de Alava, and of Total British loss.-1 lieutenantthe brigadier-general Don Joseph colonel, 6 captains, 10 lieutenants, O’Lawlor, who have been so long 4 ensigns, 1 staff, 15 serjeants, 4 and so usefully employed with me, drummers, 460 rank and file, 92 The artillery was most judiciously horsés killed; 1 general staff, 7 placed by lieut. col. Dickson, and lieutenant-colonels, 5. majors, 40 was well served, and the army is captains, 87 lieutenants, 22 ensigns, particularly indebted to that corps. 5 staff, 123 serjeants, 13 drummers,
The nature of the ground did not 2504 rank and file, 68 horses, allow of the cavalry being generally wounded. engaged, but the general officers, Total Portuguese loss.--3 capcommanding the several brigades, tains, 1 lieutenant, 3 ensigns, 4 kept the troops under their com- serjeants, 1 drummer, 138 rank mand respectively close to the in, and file, i horse killed; 1 lieufantry to support them, and they tenant-colonel, 4 majors, 16 capwere most active in the pursuit of tains, 10 lieutenants, 19 ensigns, 2 the enemy after they had been driven staff, 35 serjeants, 1 drummer, 811
, through Vittoria. I send this dis- rank and Ale wounded.
file patch by my aide-de-camp-, cap- Total Spanish loss.-1 captain, tain Freemantle, whom I beg leave 3 lieutenants, 85 rank and file kilto recommend to your lordship's led; I general staff, 1 lieutenantprotection: he will have the honour colonel, 3 captains, 6 lieutenants,
3 of laying at the feet of his Royal 453 rank and file wounded. Highness the Prince Regent, the Grand total.) lieutenant-cocolours of the 4th battalion of the lonel, 10 captains, 14 lieutenants, 100th regiment, and marshal 7 ensigos, 1 staff, 19 serjeants, 5 Jourdan's baton, of a marshal of drummers, 683. rank and file, 93 France, taken by the 87th regi- horses killed; 2 general staff, 9 ment.
1 lieutenant-colonels, 9 majors, 59 I have the honour to be, &c. captains, 103 lieutenants, 41 en(Signed) WELLINGTON. signs,' 7 staff, 158 serjeants, 14
drummers, 3768 rank and file, 68 I enclose a return of the killed horses wounded. and wounded in the late opera- N. B. I serjeant, 2 drummers, tions, and a return of the ordnance 263 rank and file, have been reand ammunition captured in the turned missing by the several corps action of the 21st instant.
of the army, British, and Portu
guese; it is supposed that the Abstract of loss from June 12 greater number of them lost their to 21.
regiments in the course of the British—2 serjeants, 9 rank and night, and that very few have file, 9 horses, killed ; 1 captain, 3 fallen into the hands of the enemy. lieutenants, 2 serjeants, 62 rank (Signed) AYLMER, and file, 13 horses, wounded.
Return of ordnance, carriages, and Alten's brigade, and the 1st and
ammunition, captured from the 3rd battalions of the 95th règiment, enemy in the action of the 21st of and major Ross's troop of horse June, 1813.
artillery, took from them the reVittoria, June 23, 1813. maining gun_they had. They
. Brass ordnance on travelling car. have entered Pamplona, therefore, riages.
with one howitzer only. General 28 twelve-pounder guns, 43 Clausel, who had under his comeight-pounder guns, 43 four- mand that part of the army of pounder guns, 3 eight-inch howit- the north, and one division of the zers, 20 six-inch howitzers, 3 four army of Portugal, which was not and 2 five-inch howitzers, 2 sixin the action of the 21st, approachiach mortars.--Total 151.
ed Vittoria on the 23rd, when he Caissons-56 twelve-pounder heard of the action of the preceding guns, 76 eight-pounder guns, 68 day, and finding there the 6th difour-pounder guns, 7 'eight-inch vision, which had just arrived, howitzers, 54 six-inch howitzers,5 under the command of major-gen. four' and 2 five-inch howitzers, the hon. E. Pakenham, he retired 149 small' arm ammunition.- upon la Guardia, and has since Total 415.
marched upon Tudela de Ebro. It : Rounds of ammunition-1916 is probable that the enemy will twelve- pounder guns, 5424 eight- continue their retreat into France. pounder guns, 3434 four-pounder I have detached general Giron guns, 97 eight-inch howitzers, with the Galician army in pursuit 3358 six-inch howitzers.-Total of the convoy which moved from 14,249.
Vittoria on the morning of the 1,973,400 musket ball cartridges, 20th, which I hope he will oveľa 40,668!b. of gunpowder, 56 forage take before it reaches Bayonne. waggons, 44 forge waggons.
I have the honour to be. &c. R. D. HENEGAN,
(Signed) WELLINGTON. Commissary Royal Artillery.
A. Dickson, Lieut.-Col. commanding Artillery. London Gazette Extraordinary,
July 20. Irunzun, June 24. My lord ;-The departure of captain Freemantle having been delayed tillthis day, by the necessity
Downing-street, July 19. of making up the returns, I have Dispatches, of which the folto report to your lordship, that we lowing are extracts, have been this have continued to pursue the ene- day received at earl Bathurst's my, whose rear reached Pamplona office, addressed to his lordship by
We have done them as field-marshal the marquis of much injury as has been in our Wellington. power, considering the state of the
Ostiz, July 3. weather and of the roads; and this General Clausel having retired day the advanced guard, consisting towards Logrono, after finding our of major-general Victor Baron troops at Vittoria, on the 22nd of