The Battle of Roucoux 1746


From the Gentlemen's Magazine Vol. XVI 1746 page 542.

Extract of a Letter from a Dutch Officer, Relating to the Action near Liege.

The affair that we had yesterday with the French begun in the evening. The fire which the enemy made upon us from their mask'd batteries, and otherwise, was one of the most terrible ever seen, and it look'd as if hell had opened her mouth to swallow us up. As I was of the rear-guard, and among the hindmost of my troop, in retiring from the field of battle, 'tis a miracle I escaped. As the stragglers come in, we hope to make some abatement in the number said to be lost.

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