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P. S. We have taken a large store to Kioge at Yderholm, or Litlengo of powder and other military stores Gaard, I detached one squadron, in this lowl, which I propose to de- one gun, and two companies of the stroy, if I should not be able to pre. 95th riflemen, to the right, to re. vail upon the captain of one of his connoitre either passage, under the majesty's ships to take charge of command of major Plossen, of the them.
ist light dragoons. The grounds Then follows a letter from lord between Eigbye and Dalbye being Cathcart, enclosing major-genera! greatly covered with wood, interLinsengen's account of the engas. sccted by a large morass, and found ment before Kioge, on the 2911 impracticable for a column to pass,
the passage at Yderholm was given
op, and that of Littenge Gaard Sir, Ringstedt, Aug. 31. chosen. The detachment under The right column, c: asisting of major Plessen went along the left six squadrons of the 1st, 2d, and bank of the rivulet by Spanager, to 3d light disgoons, kisg's German protect the right of the column, Legion, sive ogopanies of the 15th, which moved on by Eigbye at about half a hajtery of horse artillery, half past nine o'clock, A. M. The the 430 fuot, and the prh line bat. cavalry being arrived at the banks talion, king's German legion, broke of the rivulet near Littenge Gaard, up from Roskiold by five o'clock the planks over the bridge had been on the 29th instant, reached Arstead taken up, and nothing remained for by eight o'clock, when two squa. the cavalry and part of the horse drons, that had been sent the night artillery, but to ford the rivulet, before from Roskiold to Arstead, which they instantly did, and ad. did join the division. This detach. vanced along the right bank of it, ment, under the command of major halted to await the infantry and the Giole; 1st light dragoons, had been rest of the horse artillery, who by sent to Arstead for the purpose of this time had arrived in close cogetting information with regard to lumn at the bridge. The pioneers the enemy at and in the neighbour of the 6th battalion of the line re. hood of Ringstedt and Kioge. The paired it so far, in twenty-five mi. major took two prisoners in the nutes time, that the infantry were night; the one carrying dispatches enabled to pass by single files (which directed to a Danish general, and retarded much the progress of the detailing all our marches, and ascer column), while the rest of the horse taining the strength of our corps. artillery passed through the ford, The major likewise took thirty wag. Till now the enemy did not in the gons with provisions. The column least attempt to oppose it. After again, after a short balt, moved to having passed the bridge, the io. wards Laddger, on the road to Hig. fantry moved on in close columns, bye: having reached the former through Littenge Gaard, on the place, some armed militia and small road to Kioge, between the rivulet detachments were seen towards Eig. and the wood. Here I ordered part bye.
of the 95th to clear the woods to As it was my intention to cross the right of the column ; the de. the rivult ibat runs from Gun yarg tachment of the 13d to do the saing
in front; and forming the 6th bat. did, not allow the 6th battalion and talion and rest of the 430 in line, 430 to advance in line : they were advanced with them, and the horse obliged to cross them, by firing in artillery in the rear of the cavalry, divisions, before they could reach four squadrons of which had al. the plain before the wood, where ready reached the plain at the end they formed the line again. By of the woods. In the mean while this teeth squadron of major I detached two squadrons in the Plessen having crossed the wood in rear, directing them to cross the front va Ashy, and advauced across wood upon the right, and to ad. the plain, overtrok about fifty vance upon Svansberg Syllum to waggons, party ..den with baggage, the bridge on the road between ammunition, arms, &c. and being Horttolge and Soeder. Major obliged to leave a good number of Plessen, who took the command, men with them and the prisoners, passed the wood, which in the mean they greatly weakened thvirstrength, time had been cleared by the rifle and were necessitated to wait the corps, and some sharp-shooters of arrival of the centre, uouer colonel the 6th battalion, who met with Alten, whom I, after be passed Clelittle opposition, except some pla, menhap, ordered to advance speedi. toon firing, occasioned by several ly upon llelfalze, where part of the divisions of the enemy's infantiy re. Danish column of infantry had treating out of the w006), the taken possession of the church-yard, greatest part of whom were either colonel Alten inclined to the right taken prisoners or cut to pieces. with his squadrons, in order to turn It was at this time that lieutenant the village ; and whilst the light ar. Ruedorff, of the 1st light dragoons, tillery opened a fire upon the was dangerously wounded, toge. church, and some rifiemen of the ther with lieutenant Jance, of the 95th assailed it in lank, he and 3d light dragoons, whilst gallaotly lieutenant Schnuring, of the 2d light charging 'some infantry at the en. dragoons, rapidly advanced with i6 trance of Kioge.
hussars, obliged the Danish general The cavalry of colonel Alten Orenholm, four officers, and about haviog passed the opening between 150 privates, to lay down their the woods, I ordered the horse-ar. arms; on this occasion a corpo. tillery to play upon a Danish con ral of the 2d light dragoons was lumn of infantry, retreating from shot, and several horses wounded. Kioge towards the shore, which can. The village having been taken, the tain Wetzleben executed with as (avalry, joined by the horse artil. much precision as effect; but a few lery, followed up their advantage, shots were fired by the Danish ar. by pursuing the enemy towards tillery, the same being soon silenced Soeder, where many prisoners were by the superior firing of the British. made. The cavalry during this had taken the infantry being unable to eighteen waggons with ammunition, follow the rapid movements of the arms, and accoutrements, and made cavalrý, took a position near Swansa few prisoners,
berg ; and perceiving the enemy The country being much inter- completely routed, I took the read sected with high banks and ditches, through the wood by Fuagerod, and
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froin from thence to Giersler ; in order Copenhagen, Sept. 5, 1807. to pursue the enemy in the right My LORDS, flank, and watch his movements in For preventing further effusion his retreat, protecting at the same of blood, and not exposing the city time the flanks of my caralry that to the sad consequences of a longer had advanced towards the heights bombardment, I propose an arwisof Soeder, losing sight of the enemy. ' tice of twenty-four hours, in order The cavalry of my division received to come to an agreement that may orders, with the 95th rifle corps, lead to the settling of the prelimi. to fall back to us to take a posi. nary articles of a capitulation. It tion, with their advanced posts from is with the highest personal conside. Lillenge Gaard, by Ashay, Swans, ration berg, Sillecrass, and Vinkiold, to I have the honour to be, &c. cover the head-quarters at Kioge.
(Signed) Peyxat. The 6th battalion, part of the The Commanders-in.chief of 43d foot, some horse-artillery, and the British Forces. a few cavalry, followed me to Giersler, and, with some detachments, Head-quarters before Copenhagen, pursued the retreating enemy to.. Sir,
Sept. 5. wards the plains, of Ringstedt.
The same necessity which has The conduct of both officers and obliged us to have recourse to arma men on this occasion claims my on the present occasion, compels warmest thanks; and I beg leave me to decline any overture which to bring to your notice colonel might be productive of delay only; Holmstedt, who commanded the in- but to prove to you my ardent de. fantry, colonel Alten, who led the sire to put an end to scenes which cavalry, and lieutenant Wade, at I behold with the greatest griet, I the head of the rifle corps and light send an officer who is authorised to infantry, who all three, by their receive any proposal you may be zeal and attention, greatly assisted inclined to make, relative to arti. me.
cles of capitulation, and upon which I have the honour to be, &c. it may be possible for me to agree (Signed) LINSINGEN, Maj. gen. to any, even the shortest armistice. Major-general the Right Hon.
I have the honour to be, &c. Sir Arthur Wellesley, K. B.
(Signed) CATHCART, Lieut..gen.
His Excellency, Mujor-gen. (Here follows a short note from Peyman, lord Cathcart, announcing the opening of all the batteries---and a My Lord, Copenhagen, Sept. 5. memorandum, containing uninter. The proposal has been made with. esting copies of notes which passed out any the least dilatory intention; between lieutenant-general lord but the night being too far advanced Cathcart and general Peyman, al- for deliberating upon a matter of luded to in the dispatches of admi. such very high importance, with ral Gambier and lord Cathcart, the respective departments, a mel. which were published in the first sure necessary on' account of his extraordinary Gazette.]
majesty's absence, and that of the
prince; prince; and my state of health not agreed on in the course of raid permitting me to proceed as expe, negociations, ditiously as I wish ; I engage to I have the honour to be, &c. send to-morrow, before 'twelve
(Signed) Peymax. o'clock, the articles relative to the Lord Cathcart, Commander of capitulation, and have, in the mean the British Troops. time, the honour to be, &c. (Signed) , Peyman.
Copenhagen, September 6. Lord Cathcart, Commander-in-chief My Lord, of the British Troups.
As soon as you shall be pleased
to appoint a neutral place out of Head-quarters, before Copen, the town where to meet on both Sir,
hagen, Sept. 6. ' sides for regulating the articles of Having communicated to admiral capitulation, officers, provided with Gambier your letter received this full powers for negociating, shall be morning, together with those of last sent, and in the interim the armis. night, I have to acquaint you, that tice is considered as subsisting till we will consent to treat with you contrary orders shall be given. for the capitulation of Copenhagen, I have the honour to be, &c. on the basis of your delivering up
(Signed) Peymar. the Danish fleet.
Lord Cathcart, Commander of But, as you hare not forwarded the British Troops. articles of capitulation, officers of rank, in the sea and land service of
Ilead-quarters before Copen. his Britannic majesty, shall be sent Sie,
hagen, Sept. 6. forth with, to prepare articles with The officers appointed to treat you, or with the officers you may with you are, major-general the appoint; and which may, if possi. right honourable sir Arthur Wel. ble, unite the objects you have in lesley, K. B. sir Home Popham, view, in regard to the occupation captain of the fleet, and lieutenant. of Copenhagen, with the perform. colonel Murray, deputy-quarterance of the service entrusted to master-general of the army. These
officers are waiting at the barrier, I have the honour to bc, &c. and will meet the officers named by . (Signed) CaTuCART. you, at any place you may appoint Major-general Peyman.'
for immediate discussion, between
our advanced posts and your lines. Copenhagen, Sept. 6. Orders were given to desist from My Lord,
the bombardment, and to cease firiog, I accept of your proposal with re. the moment your first letter was re. spect to the delivering up of his ceived; but there has been no ar. majesty's fleet, as the fundamental mistice concluded ; a proof of basis of oegociations ; but with this which is, that a house in the suburbe proviso, that no other English has been seen set on fire, within troops enter the city than those these few minutes, by your people, commissaries, officers, and military close to our centinels, . men, who shall be stipulated and As we have already stated moro
than once, we can adınit of no delay the shipping and fort, as well as in this business, and therefore it will musketry from the rocks : unimmediately appear, whether the ar. shaken, however, they advanced ; ticles proposed are of such a nature and having mounted the cliff, which as to warrant an armastice.--I have was most difficult of access, they at. the honourto be, lic.
tacked the fort with such intrepi. (Signed) CATHCART, Lieut.-gen. dity, that the enemy did not think Nazor-general Piyman. !
proper to await their closing, but, spiking their guns, rushed out on
the one side, as our brave fellows Gallant Action.--Letter from Cap. entered at the other. The battery
tuin Níundy, of his Majesty's Ship contained four twenty-six pounders. Hydra, addressed to Vice adiniral This gallant achievement gave me Lord Collingwood. , an opportunity of employing the
His Majesty's Ship Hydra, broadside solely on the vessels, from My Lord, at Sca, Aug. 7. which a constant fire was still kept I have the honour to relate, that on our people on shore. I chased threarmed polaccas into On gaining the guns, Mr. Drury the harbour of Begu, on the coast advanced with the seamen, and a of Catalonia, late last night; and few marines - to the town, leaving having reconnoitred this morning, Mr. Hayes and his party to retain deeined an attempt on them practi. them, and to occupy the heights cable, alt, ough under the close pro. that commanded the decks of the tection of a baitery and tower. At vessels, and from which he could fisty minutes after noon the ship was annoy the enemy, who were in anchored, with springs on the ca. great numbers or he opposite side bles, at the entrauce of the port of the harbour, which is extremely and began the attack ; a smart fire narrow. As soon as the town was was returned by the enemy, which cleared of the enemy, the crews however consulerably abated after abandoned their vessels, but formsomewhat more than an honr's ac. ed in groups of musketry among tion; on perceiving which, I or. the rocks and bushes, firing on the dered a party of seamen and ma. seamen, who had now seized the rines, under the command of the boats on the beach, and were board. second lieutenani (Mr. Drury), ing the polaccas, while another with lieutenants Hayes and Pen. party of the enemy had gained a gelly, of marines, Mr. Finlaison, height above the marines, and kept midshipman, Mr. Goddard, clerk, then continually engaged, notwith. voluptcer, attended by Mr. Bailey, standing some guns were kept playassistant surgeon, to land on the ing on them from the Hydra. flank of the enemy, and drive them A t half past three, observing Mr. from their gurs, keeping up a heavy Drury in full possession of the fre from the Hydra, to cover the vessels, I sent the rest of the boats, boats; yet, notwithstanding our under lieutepant Little, to assist in endeavours to draw the particular towing them out, and at four had attention of the battery, the de. the satisfaction of seeing them roundtachments were soon exposed to a ing the point, when the marines re. cross discharge of landgrage from imbarked under a heavy discharge