Lord Paget (The Battle of Sahagun)

DESCRIPTION: "As in quarters we lay, which you shall quickly hear, Lord Paget came to us, and bid us to prepare." The 15th Hussars ride for Sahagun. Although the French are warned, the English and Spanish are victorious. They drink a health to Lord Paget
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Winstock)
KEYWORDS: soldier battle Napoleon
Dec 21, 1808 - The Sahagun skirmish
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Purslow-Constant, p. 55, "Lord Paget" (1 text)
Winstock, pp. 123-125, "Sahagun" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1660
NOTES [62 words]: "Sahagun, Action at: Minor engagement fought on 21 December 1808 along the road from Soldana to Leon, that was the only offensive action undertaken by General Moore's British force during the brief Peninsular War sortie of late 1808." Source: Stephen Pope, Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars, Cassell, 1999 (I use the undated Facts on File hardcover edition), p. 429. - RBW
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