7.29.2014

British soldier's acccount of the British fleet

29 July 1814
British soldier recounting the linking of British fleet ships:
“On the evening of the 29th a squadron of four frigates and several transports appeared in the offing…proved to be from the Mediterranean, having the 21st, 29th and 62nd Regiments on board, of which the two latter were proceeding to …Canada, whilst the former attached itself to that under the command of General Ross. By this very acceptable reinforcement, our numbers were increased to upwards of three thousand effective men…
Stores of provisions, fresh water, ammunition, clothing etc. were provided and magazines for the future supply of the expedition established...”

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