RE: [Revlist] Minden day
- Jay and Liste:
That first acquaintance with the Lafayette family you mention was, if memory
serves me correctly from that referenced "text", was a "distant shaking of
hands by means of a six- or twelve-pounder ball, from which the
elder-Marquis came out on the losing end -- may he rest in peace or pieces."
From: Jay Callaham [mailto:jay-callaham@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 12:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Revlist] Minden day
----- Original Message -----
From: "Davis, Robert" <davisr1@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 9:09 AM
Subject: RE: [Revlist] Minden day
> Pardon, My Dear Sir, however you forget the Royal Regiment of Artillery,
> though only a brigade of three companies at Minden. Had it not been for
> Phillips' artillery brigade pounding the "feces" out of the French line,
> there would have been no cavalry for Sackville/Germain to refuse to bring
> into action.
I stand corrected!! Thanks for the reminder of the glorious actions of the
senior land service!
If I remember some excellent text correctly, that's also where Phillips
first made aquaintence with the Lafayette family.
4th Coy, Bde of Guards
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