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1 Wood, Capt. George. THE SUBALTERN OFFICER: A NARRATIVE.
Cambridge Ken Trotman 1986 Facsimile of 1825 ed., limited to 300 copies 
247pp, Fine original cloth as issued. An entertaining and spirited memoir covering service with the 82nd Line throughout the entire Peninsular War. Here is Wood describing the conversation of two of his men after the battle of Vittoria: 'This was a devil of a fight sure-ly! That was a woundy crack poor Barney got, wor'n't it, Joe?'--'Ah! but poor Bill Flint got a worse: he be laid low enough, poor fellow!' 'But what do you think of that fine young lieutenant of Grenadiers?' 'Why, dang it, his limbs be shivered to splinters: but I hope as how I shall see the brave fellow on a timbertow some of these odd days; for he be a damn'd good officer.' 'Ay! that he be: and bad luck to the French frogs, if they don't hop away too fast for us, we will pay them off for it yet: but we can't help trifles; so come along Joe! here's to ye, and let's have the old song, 'Our lodgings be on the cold ground.' Quite colorful.

 
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