Sentence Examples

  • While leading a sortie Cleland was shot dead, and was buried in the churchyard.
  • Calling a council of war on the heights of Fort St Julien, he asked the opinion of his subordinates, who were unanimously against the proposed sortie, principally because the artillery "had only ammunition enough for a single battle!"
  • Army's movements were hampered by fears of a crisis at Adrianople, where a serious sortie-battle was being fought at the time.
  • Boyovic now took command of the besieging army, but there was considerable dissension between him and Vukotic. On April 16, however, the Serbian troops suddenly left Scutari, and the Montenegrins took over the whole line, under violent artillery fire from the Turks, who, however, made no attempt at a sortie against the thin line of the besiegers.
  • ' A Turkish sortie with the intention of preventing this was, as before mentioned, repulsed.

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