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ceding evening, joined the army, front of the place; our piquets ocand encamped in rear of head-quar. cupying their ground. In the after. ters. Lieutenant-general the earl noon the garrison shewed itself on of Rosslyn's division marched from all the avenues leading from the the place of debarkation to Dam. town, apparently with a design ei, huis and adjacents. Arrangement ther to recover their ground, or to and distribution settled for forming buro the suburbs. The several ge. the park, and progress of providing nerals immediately drove them in, for mortar-batteries.
each in his own front, and at the 23d.- The earl of Rosslyn's corps same time seized all the suburbs on joined the army, and took its posi. the north bank of the lakes, some tion in second line, covering the of which posts are within 400 yards centre.
of the ramparts. The advanced squadron of gun, Sir D. Baird's division turned, brigs and bomb-vessels, having taken and carried a redoubt which the a position near the entrance of the enemy had been some daye con. harbour, within the erown battery, structing, and which was that night were attacked at ten in the morning converted into a work against him. by all the enemy's gun-boats and The enemy set fire to the cod of praams, supported by the fire of the the suburb nearest to the place, crown battery, block-ship, and some the upper part of which was occu. of the works; having maintained pied by the guards, aod was now this position for several hours, they defended by them. In consequenco at length retired, some of ihem ha. of this general success, the works ving been more than once on fire by which had been intended and bered-hot shot. The batteries near guu by us were abandoned, and a the mill having acted with effect new line was taken, within about upon the gan-boats, the latter turn. 800 yards of the place, and noarer ed their fire upon them, but were to it on the flanks. obliged to retire with considerable 25th.-The mortar-batteries in
the advanced line made considerable 24th.---At three in the morning progress. A heavy fire was kept the army was under arms; the cen- up by the garrison on the suburbs tre advanced its position to the and buildings near the lake, which height near the road which runs in were strengthened as much as cir. a direction parallel to the defences cumstances would allow. The navy of Copenhagen, to Friedricksberg, and artillery employed in landing occupying that road and some posts ordnance and stores, and forward. beyond it. The guards at the same ing them to dillerent parts of the time occupied the suburbs between line. Friedricksberg and Copenhagen, Licutenant.general the earl of flanked by a detachment of the 79th. Rosslyn's corps, which had a consi. They dislodged a piquet of the ene. derable share in occupying the sub. my, who, in their retreat, concealed urbs, relieved the reserve, which thirteen three-pounders, which have moved into this second live. since been found.
The enemy's gun.boats made All the piquets of the enemy fell their appearance in the channel beback to the lake or inuodations in tween Omache aud Zealand, and
cannonaded the guards in the sube marched to Kioge, where he com. urbs. Progress made in preparing pletely defeated and dispersed the a battery to protect the right from enemy, taking upwards of sixty of the gun-boats, Frequent skirmishes ficers and 1500 men, fourteen pieces with sharp-shooters on the right and of cannon, and a quantity of pow. centre, and several shells thrown der and other stores. The patients from the lipes.
of St. John's hospital were removed 26th.--Sir Arthur Wellesley, to the chapel at Friedricksberg, and with the reserve, eight squadrons of adjacent houses; the Danish gene. cavalry and the horse artillery, 20- ral thankfully acceding to this re. der 'major-general Linsengen, the moval, and declared that it was not 6th battalion of the line, king's fired upon by his order, or with his German legion, and the light bri. knowledge. gade of artillery belonging to the 30th. - Batteries nearly finished, reserve, marched to Roskeld Kroe. platforms laid, and two-thirds of the The gun-boats made an attack on ordnance mounted. New battery the left of our position, and were planned and begun, near the Chalk twice driven in by the Windmill Mill Wharf. batteries, one buat having blown 31st. The enemy attempted a up, and several others having suf. sortie on the right, before sunrise, fered considerably. The guards and were stopped by a piquet of the severely cannonaded by the gun.' 50th regiment, commanded by lieu. boats; the enemy likewise attempt tenant Light. They persevered for ed a sortie, but was quickly driven some time, and were repulsed by back.
the piquets with loss. Sir David 27th.–At day-break the battery Baird twice slightly wounded, but of four twenty-four pounders open. did not quit the field. ed on the right, and drove in the The Danish general Oxholm ar. gun-boats, one of which was much rived with his officers at head-quar. damaged. Sir Arthur Wellesley ters, when they were put on parole, marched in two divisions to attack and sent to their respective homes. the enemy in front and rear at In the evening 1500 prisoners Koenerup, but he had moved up were distributed in the fleet. towards Kioge ; upon which sir The batteries in progress ; a! Arthur took a position to cover the armed and completed, except the besieging army. General Peyman Chalk Kiln battery, which is close applied for an armistice of thirty-six to the enemy. hours to remove the patients from The gun-boats attacked the in St. John's hospital. Four hours shore squadron of light vessels; were proposed to him ; which offer blew up one of them, and obliged he did not accept, and several shots them to retire; the gun-boats, as were fired through the said hospi. well as the block-ship, having aptal.
parently suffered considerable da28th,--Progress made in landing mage from the batteries at the and bringing forward ordnance and Windmill. stores, as well as in making batte. September 1.-The mortar bat. ries and communications.
teries being nearly ready for action, 29th.---Sir Arthur Wellesley the place was summoned. The answer arriving late, accompanied by quantity of arms at Friedrickstadt, a desire, on his part, to take the which I have sent to major-veneral pleasure of his Danish majesty, the Linsengen, I learned that a convoy reply could not be sent till the fol. of 180 waggons, loaded with gan. lowing day. During all these days powder, and escorted by upwards the enemy has fired from the walls of 500 nen, was on its way to and outworks with cannon and Friedrickstadt, after having in vain musketry upon the advanced posts, atteinpted to enter Copenhagen by and has thrown many shells on all way of Roeskilde. I resolved to parts of the line, but has had no suc. attempt to cut it off from Friedricks. cess, except in setting fire to some werk, and proceeded for that pur. houses, and cutting some trees on pose to Krigume. I was informed bis own side of the lakes.
here, that the said convoy had passed (Signed) CATHCART. there two hours before, that the
escort was very much fatigued, and Head-quarters before Copenhagen, had begun to desert. I was told
MY LORD, Sept, 2. that Friedrickswerk was a very I have the honour to transmit strong position, defended by a corps herewith the report of the expedi. called the volunteers of that place, tion undertaken by brigadier-gene. raised by the Crown-prince himself ral Von der Decken; in the course for the protection of the powder. of which he made a great number mills and arsenal there. Although of troops capitulate, and also took the horses of my detachment (which possession of the foundry and pow. was composed of 100 light dragoons der.mills at Friedrickswerk. -- of the 1st line, including eighteen Amongst the inclosures is the capi- dragoons of the 3d) were very fa. tulation, which has been ratified; tigued, yet I thought it adviseable and the commanding - general in to attempt to take the place by sur. Copenhagen has actually permitted prise. I approached Friedricks. the artillery,men included in the werk at one o'clock of the morn. capitulation, but who were serving ing. Captain Kraukenberg, of the in the place, to come out of the 1st light dragoons, succeeded in surtown as prisoners on capitulation, prising an advanced piquet of nine
The talents, zeal, and activity of men. In arriving near the entrance, the brigadier-general have rendered where we expected to find a battery, him extremely useful on every oc. we met an officer, who informed me casion which has occurred to em. that the cominanding officer was ploy him.
willing to capitulate, if I would I have the honour to be, &c. grant him honourable terms. Ale
(Sigoed) CATHCART. ter some conversation with major To Lord Viscount Castlereagh. Tschering, aide-de-canıp to the
prince, and governor of thať place, Jagerberg, August 19, 1807. be agreed to surrender with his My Lord,
corps, 860 strong, including officers, After I had the honour to state under the condition that he and his to your lordship yesterday the cap. whole corps should not serve during ture of six waggons loaded with the war, or until an exchange had powder, and also of a considerable taken place. Vel. XLIX.
I found a great quantity of pow. [The above is followed by a dis. der (about 1,600 centners), a num. patch from lord Cathcart, enclosing ber of guns and small arms. As I the following from sir Arthur Wel. had no means to carry off the pow. lesley.] der, and even no time to destroy it, . I was obliged to be satisfied with MY LORD, Kioge, Aug. 29. the promise of the major, and all According to the intention which the officers, upon honour, that nei. I announced to your lordship on ther powder nor stores should be the evening of the 27th, I moved to 'issued to the Danes. As there was Roeskild Kroe, and placed colonel no means of getting waggons, I Reden at Vallensbrek, and general was obliged to be satisfied with Linsengen marched yesterday moro. carrying off the four guns, and half ing to Roeskild: by these different the arms of the corps which had movements, his force became the surrendered, and which I have de right instead of the left. livered to major-general Linsengen. Having had reason to believe that
I left Friedrickswerk this morn. the enemy still remained at Kioge, ing at five o'clock, and found my. I determined to attack him this day. self soon after attacked almost in all I settled with general Linsengen, the villages by peasants armed with that he should cross the Kioge ri. forks, delivered for that purpose by vulet at Little Sellyas, and turn tho the Danish government, the greater enemy's left Hank, while I should part on foot, but some on horse. move along the sea-road towards back. The dragoons took about Kioge, and attack him in front, fifty of these peasants, and five Both divisions broke up this horses, without any loss on our side. morning, and marched according On receiving information that all to the plan concerted. Upon my the roads in the woods before and approach to Kioge, I found the behind Friedrickswerk, were full of enemy in force on the north side of peasants (some of which were arm. the town and rivulet, and they com. ed with rifles), I changed my road menced a cannonade upon the pa. by marching to the left, where the troles of hussars in my front; they ground is open, and I discharged had three or four regular battalions the peasants, after explaining to formed in one line, with cavalry on them the object of our being in this both flanks, and apparently a large country.
body beyond the town and rivulet. I cannot conclude this long re. At the time agreed upon with gene. port without certifying to your ral Liosengen, i formed my infantry lordship my great satisfaction with in one line, with the left to the the conduct of the officers and men sea, having the two squadrons of which I have had the honour to hussars upon the right. There had aommand on this occasion, and to been some appearance of a move. recommend to your lordship's no- ment by the enemy to their left; tice captain Kraukenberg, of the and I had not had any communica. Ist light dragoons,
tion with general Linsengen, and I have the honour to be, &c. was not certain that he had passed
FRIED. VON DECKEN, Brig, gen. the rivulet, I therefore thought it Right Hon. Lord Cathcart.
proper to make the attack in an
echallon of battalions from the left; very great, many have fallen, and the whole covered by the 1st batta. there are nearly 60 officers and lion 95th regiment, and by the fire 1,100 men prisoners. In their flight of our artillery
they have thrown away their arms It fell to the lot of the 92d regi. and clothing, and many stands of ment to lead this attack, and they the former have fallen into our performed their part in the most hands. I believe that we have taken exemplary manner, and were equal. ten pieces of cannon; but I have ly well supported by the 52d and not yet received all the reports from 43d.
the detachments employed in the The enemy soon retired to an en. pursuit of the enemy. I have not trenchment which they had formed scen general Linsengen, as he is still in front of a camp on the north side ont with his hussars; but I underof Kioge, and they made a disposi. stand that the enemy had destroyed tion of their cavalry upon the sands the bridges at Little Salbye, which to charge the 92d in flank, while was the cause of the delay of his they should attack this entrench. operations upon their flank. ment. This disposition obliged me I cannot close this letter without to move colonel Reden's hussars expressing to your lordship my from the right to the left flank, and sense of the good conduct of the to throw the 43d into a second line; troops; all conducted themselves and then the 93d carried the en. with the utmost steadiness. But I trenchment, and forced the enemy cannot avoid to mention particu. to retreat into the town in disorder. Jarly the 92d regigent, under the They were followed immediately, in command of lieutenant-colonel N2. the most gallant style, by colonel pier; the 1st battalion 95th regi. Reden and his hussars, and by the ment, under the command of lieu. 1st bataljon of the 95th regiment, tenant-colonel Beckwith ; the Bri• and afterwards by the whole of the tish artillery, under the command infantry of my corps. Upon cros, of captain Newhouse ; the Jiano. sing the rivulet, we found general verian hussars, under colonel Re. Linsengen's corps upon our right den; and the Hanoverian light arfank, and the whole joined in the tillery, under captain Sympter; as pursuit of the enemy.
corps that had particular opportu. Major.general Ozhoken, the se- nities of distinguishing themselves. cond in command, who had joined I am also much obliged to general the army with four battalions last, Linsengen, and to brigadier-general night from the southern island, at. Stewart, for the assistance I recei. tempted to stand in the village of ved from them in the formation and Hersolge ; but he was attacked execution of the plan by which the briskly by the hussars, with detach. enemy have been defeated. The ments of which were captain Bla. officers of the staff have also rerquire, and captain Cotton of the dered me much assistance; and I staff, and by a small detachment of must particularly mention captain the 1st of the 95th ; and he was Blaquire and captain Campbell. compelled to surrender with count I have the honour to be, &c. Wedel Jarlsburg, several other of. (Signed) ARTHUR WELLES LEY. icers, and 400 men.
Licut.gen. Lord Cathcart, K. T. &c. The loss of the enemy has been *Yy%
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