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London, Monday Evening, .Jill I :J. DEFEAT OF THE FRENCH BY THE MARQUIS OF IFELLIJK'GTOJV. LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, SATURDAY, JULY 3t WAR DEPARTMENT, Downing-slreet, July 3, 1813. Dispatches, of which the following are copies, have been this day received by Earl Bathurst, from the Marquis of Wellington, dated Sal- vatierra, June 22, and 1 runzun, June 24, 1813. Mv LORD,riie enemy's army, command, ed by Joseph Buonaparte, having Marshal Jourdan as the Major, General of the army, j took up a position on the night of the 19th instant, in front of Vittoria, the left of which rested upon the heights which end at Puebla de Arhnzon, and extended from thence across the valley ot Zadora in front of the village of Arnnez. They occupied with the right of the centre a height which commanded the valley ofZadora, and the right of their army was stationed near Vittoria, and was destined to defend the passages of the river Zadora, in the neighbourhood of that city. They had a reserve, in rear of their left, at the village of Gomicha. The nature of the country through which the army had passed since it had reached the Ebro, had necessarily extended our columns, and we balled on the 20th in order to çlose I hem up, and moved Ihe left to Margina, where Z" it was most likely it would be necessary I reconnoitered the enemy's position on that day, Willi a view to the attack to lie made on the following morning, if they should still remain in it. We accordingly attacked the enemy yester day, and 1 am happy to inform your Lordship, that the allied army under my command, gain ed a complete victory, having driven them frotr. all their positions, having taken from them ONE HUNDRED A\D FIFTY ONE PIECES OF CA ON- FOl! It HUNDRKD AND FIFTEEN WAGGONS OF AMMUNI- TION— ALL THEIR BAGGAGE, PROVI- SIONS, CATTLE. TREASURE, &c. and a considerable number of prisoners. The operations of the day commenced by Lieut.-General Sir Rowland I-lill obtaining possession of the heights of La Puebla, on which the enemy's left rested, which heights they had not occupied in great strength. He detached on this service one brigade of the Spanish division under General Murillo the other brigade being employed in keeping the communication between his main body, Oil the high road from Miranda to Vittoria, and the troops detached to the heights. The enemy, however, soou discovered the import- ance ot the heights, and reinforced their troops there to such an extent, as that Lieut.-General Sir Rowland Hill was obliged !o detach, first, the 71st regiment and the light infantry bat- talion of Major-General Waiker's brigade, under the command of the Hon. Lieut.-Col. Cadogan, and successively other troops to the samepoltlt, and the allies not only gained, but maintained possession of these important heights throughout their operations, uotwith standing all the efforts of the enemy to retake J them. The contest here, however, was very severe, and the loss sustained considerable.— General Murillo was wounded but remained in the field and I am concerned to have to report, that the Hon. Lieut.-Col. Cadogan has died of a wound which he received. In him his Majesty has lost an Officer of great zeai and tried gallantry, who had already ac- quired the respect and regard of the whole profession, and whom it might be expected, that if he had lived he would have rendered the most important services to his country. Under cover of those heights, Sir Rowland Hill successively passed the Zadora, alia Pu- ebla and the delile formed by the heights and the river Zadora, and attacked and gained possession ot the village of Sabijana de Alava, III front of the enemy's line, which the enemy made repeated attempts to regain. The difficult nature of the country prevent ed the communication between our different columns moving to the attack from their sta- tions on the river Bayas at as early an hour as I had expected, and it was late hefore J knew that the column composed of the 3d and 7th divisions, under the command of the Earl of hid arrived at the station appoint- ed tor them. The fourth and light divisions, however, passed I he Zadora immediately after Sir Row- land Hill had possession of Sabijana de Alava, the former at the bridge of anrhiu, and the latter at the bridge ot, Tres Fmrntes, and al. most as soon as these had crossed, the colullln under the Earl of Dalhousie arived at Meti- douza, and the 3d division under Lieut-Gen. Sir Thomas Picton, crossed at the bridge higher up, followed by the 7 tli division, under the Earl of Dalhousie. These four divisions, forming the centre of the army, were destined to attack the heights on which the right of the enemy's centre was placed, while Lieulenant-General Sir Rowland Hill should move forward from Sabijana de I Alava to attack the left. The enerny, howe- ver, having Weakened his line to strengthen his detachment on the hills, abandoned hj position in the valley as soon as he saw our disposition to attack it, and commenced his retreat in good order, towards Vittoria. Our troops continued lo advance in admira- ble order, notwithstanding the difficulty of i tie ground. In the mean time, Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Graham, who commanded the left ot the army, consisting of the 1st and 5th di- visions and Generals Park's and Bradford's brigades of infantry, and Generals Bock's and Anson's brigades of cavalry, and who had been moved on the 20th to moved forward from thence to Vittoria, by the high road from that, town to liilboa. He had be- sides with him the Sp-mish division under Col. Longa, and General Giron, who had been detached to the left under a different view of the slate of affairs, and had afterwards been recalled, and Had arrived on the 20tli at Ordu- na, marched that morning from t henec, so as to be in the field in readiness to support Lieui. Gen. Sir Thomas Graham, if his support had been required. The enemy had a division of infantry and some cavalry advanced on the great road from Vittoria to Bsllioa, resting their right oil some strong heights covering the village of Gamarra Major. Both Gamarra and A he I chuco were strongly occupied,as tftteS-de pout to the bridges over the Zadora at these places. I Brigadier-General Pack, with his Portuguese brigade, and Colonel Longa, with the Spanish division, were (tirected to turn and gam the heights, supported by Major-General Anson's brigade of light dragoons, and the 5th divi sioii of infanlry, under the command of Maj. I General Oswald, who was desired to lake tiie command of all these troops. Lieutenant-General Sir T, Graham reports, that in the execution of this service, the Por- tuguese and Spanish troops behaved admirably. The 4th and 8th Cacadores parlleldarly distill guished themselves. Colonel Longa being on the left, took possession of Gamarra Menor. As soon as the heights were in our posses sio n, I he village of Gamarra Major was most gallantly stormed and carried by Brig.-Gen liobmsou's brigade of the 5lh division, which advanced mcotumns of battalions, under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry, without firing a shot, assisted by two guns of Major Lawson's brigade of artillery. The'enemy suffered severely, and lost three pieces of cannon. I The Lieutenant-General then proceeded to attack the village of Ahechuco, with the 1st division, by forming a strong battery against jit, consisting of Capt, Dubomdieu's brigade and Capt. Ramsay's troop of horse artillery, and, under cover of this fire, Col. Malkett's brigade advanced to the attack ol the village, which was carried, the light battalion having charged and taken three guns and a howitzer on the bridge this attack was supported by General Bradford's brigade of Portuguese infantry During the operation at Ahechuco, the enemy made the greatest effort to repossess themselves of the village of Gamarro Maior, which were gallantly repulsed by the troops of the 5th division, under the command of Major-Gen. Oswald. The enemy had,, how- ever, on thehcighfs olllhe left of the Zadora, two divisions of infantry in reserve, and it was impossible lo cross by the bridges till the troops which had,moved upon the enemy's centre and Vitt,)I.ia. The whole then co-operated m the pursuit, which was continued by all iiii after it was dark. The movement of the troops under Lieut. General Sir T. Graham, and their possession of Gamarra and Ahechuco, intercepted the enemy's retreat by the high road to France.- They were then obliged to inrn to the road towards Panipluna hut they were unable to hold any position for a sufficient length of time to allow their baggage and artillery to be drawn off' w'u>le, therefore, of the latter which had not already been taken by the troops in their attack ot the successive posi- tions, taken up by the enemy tn their retreat from their tirst position at Arunez and on the Zadora, and all their ammunition and bag- oaue, and every thing they had were tnkeu, close to Vittoria. I have reason to believe that the enemy carried oft with them one gun and one howitzer only. The army under Joseph Bonaparte consist- ed of the whole of the armies of the South and of the centre, and of four dt visions and ¡ all the cavalry of the army of Portugal, and some troops of the army of the North. Gen. General Foix's division of the army of Portu gai was in the neighbourhood of Bilboa, and Genera! Clausel, who commands the army of the North, was near Logrono with one divi sion of the army of Portugal, comnlanded by General Tepin, and General Vandermautin's division of the army of the North. The 6th division of the allied army, under Major General the Hon. Edward Pakenham, was likewise absent, having been detained a! Medina del Bonar for three days, to cover Ihe march of our magazines and stores. I cannot exlol too highly the good conduct of all the general officers, and soldiers of the army in this action. Lieutenant General Sir Rowland Hill speaks highly of Ihe conduct of General Murillo and the Spanish troops under his command, and of that of Lieutenant Gen. Ihe Hon W. Stuart and the Conde de Arna rante, who commanded divisions of infantry under his directions. He likewise mentions the conduct of the Hon. Lieutenant Colonel O'Callagan, who maintained the village of Sabijana de Alava against It the efforts of the enemy to regain possession of it, and that of Lieutenant Colonel Brooke, of the Adjutant General's department, and Lieutenant Colonel the Hon. Alexander Abercrombie, of the Quarter-Master-General's department. It was impossible for the movements of any troops to he conducted with more spirit and regularity than those of these respective divi- sions of Lieutenant General the Earl of Dal liousie, Sir Thomas Picton, Sir Lowry Cole, and Maj,• General-Charles Baron Aten. These troops advanced in echelons, of regiments, in two, and occasionally three lines; and the Portuguese troops, in the 3d and 41h divisions, under the command of Brigadier Gen. Power and Colonel Stubbs, led the march, with a steadiness and gallantry never surpassed on any oceisivil. Major General the Hon. C. Colville's bri- gade of the 3d division was seriously attacked, in its advance, by a very superior force, well formed which it drove in, supported by Gen. liizlis's brigade of the 7111 division, command ed hy Col, Grant of the 82d. These officers, and the troops under their command, distin- guished themselves. Major General Vandeleur's brigade of the light division was, during the advance upon Vittoria, detached to the support of the 7th division, and Lieutenant General the Earl of Dalhousie has reported most favourably of his conduct Lieut. General Sir Thomas Graham parti- cularly reports his sense of the assistance he received from Colonel Delancy, Deputy Quar- ter Master General, and from Lieut. Colnel Bouverie, of the Adjutant General's Depart- ment, and from the Officers of his personal Staff, and from the Hon Lieutenant Colonel Upton, Assistant Quarter Master Gcnerai, and Major Hope, Assistant Adjutant, with the 1st division; and Major General Oswald reports the same of Lieut. Colonel Berkeley, oi the Adjutant G'eneral's department, and, Lieut Colonel Gomm, of the Quarter Master Gene- ral's department. 1 am particularly indebted to Lieut. Gen. Sir Thomas Graham, and Lictit, General Sir Rowland-Hill, for the manner in which they have respectively conducted the service en trusted to them since the commencement of the operations, which have ended iu the bat tie of the 2lst, and for their conduct in that battle;, as likewise to Marshal Sir William Beresford, for the friendly advice and assist ance which 1 II ne received from him upon all occasions during the late operations. I must not omit to mention, likewise, the con- duct of General Giron, who commands the Gaiiician army, who made a forced march from Orduna, and was actually on the ground in readiness to support Lieut. Gen. Sir Thos. Graham. I have frequently been indebted, and have had occasion to call the attention of your Lordship to the conduct of the Quarter Master General, George Murray, who, in the late operations, and in the battle of the 21st inst. has again given me the greatest assistance— I am likewise indebted much to the Officers of the Adjutant and Quarter Master General's departments respectively, and to Lieut. Col. Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Lieut. Col. Campbell, and the Officers of my personal Staff, and Lieut. Colonel Sir i I lcliilrd Fietelier, aiitl the Officers of, tile Royal Engineers. Colonel his Serene Highness the Hereditary Prince of Orange was in the field as my Aide de-Camp, andcomlucted himselfwilh his usual gallantry and intelligence. Mareschal Del Campo Don Luis Wimpfen, and the Inspector General Don Thomas O'Do noju, and the Officers of the Slaff of the Spa- nish army, have invariably rendered meevery assistance iu their power m the course of these operations and I avail myself of this opportunity of expressllJl; my satisfaction at their conduct, as likewise with that of Mares- chal del Campo Don Miguel de Alava, and of Brigadier-General Don Joseph O'Lawler who have been so long and so usefully employed with me. The artillery wrlSlIJostjudiciously placed by Lieutenant. Colonel Dickson, and was well served, and the army is particularly indebted to that corps. The nature of the ground did not allow of (fie geiierally engaged, but the General Officers, commanding the several brigades, kept the troops under their com- mand respectively close to the infanlry to support them, and they were most active in the pursuit of the enemy after they had been driven through Vittoria. 1 send this dispatch hy my Aide-de-Camp, Captain Frcemautle, whom I beg leave to recommend to your Lordship's protection he will have the honour d laYlugat the feet of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent the colours of the 4th battalion of the 100til regt. and Marshal Jourdan's baton, of a Marshal of France, taken by the 37th regiment. II have the honor to be, &c. (Signed) WELLINGTON. I enclose a return of the killed and wounded in the la, e operations, and a return of the ordnance and ammunition captured in the action o • the 21st inst. J'v'ames of Officers Killed.- British. II th Light Dragoons, Lieut. the Hon, G. Thellu- SOli, attached to the 16th Light Dragoons. 12'h Diito, Cornet Hammond. 18th Hussars, Capt. Turing. | I 4th Foot, 1st Batf. Lieut. Thorn & Adjt. Barker. 5ih Foot, Capt Adams,and Ensign Bolton. 47th Foot, 211 Batt. Lieuts. Harley and Hill. 51st Foot, Lieut. Percy. 52d Foo', 1st Batt. Capt. Curry. 68th Foot, Capt. Anderson, Ensign Parvirt. 71st Foot, 1st Batt. Lieut.-Col. Hon. H. Cado- gan, Capt. Hall, Lleut, C.M"Kellsey. 82d Regt 1st Baft. Lieut. Carrol. 83d Ditto, 2d Batt. Lieuts. Bloxbam & Lindsay. 87th Ditto, 2d Batt. Ensign Greatly. 95th Ditto, 3d Batt Lieut. L. Campbeli. 4th Ditto, 1st Batt. Volunteer Wright. .A 'ames (f Officers (Founded -brilish. From 12th to 19th June. 3d Dragoons, Capt. Sitwell, severely. 9dth Foot, 1st Batt. Lieut. Haggup, diffo. Brunswick Oels, Lieut. Meger, ditto. 1st Royal Scots Votan W. Dobbs, & S. Miller, slightly T, Sathril, severely. '23d Fusileers, Lieut Sedley, ditto. (Jii the 21 st of June. General Staff, Major-Gen. itier Hon C. Colville, Major the Marquis of fweedale, 44th Rent., A. Q. M. G. aud Capt. T. [I. Brown, ^3ri Fu- sileers, D. A. A. G. slightly Captains, Hay, 1st RI. Scots, A. D. C. to Major-General Hay, severely; Bringhurst, 1st Dn. Guards, .>:O.C. to Major Gen. Fane Hay, A. D. C. to Major- Gen. Brishrane, and Webster, 9th Li Dr. Ex. A. D. C. to Major Gen. Long, sllhtly; Wood- yer, Royal Artillery, Brig.-Major to the Royal Artillery, severely 3d Dragoon Guards, Lieut. W. Stewart, severely. 15th King's Hussars, Capt. Hencox, Lieut, rhe Hon. J. Finch, slightly, 16th Light Dragoons, Lieutenant Arnold, Adju- tant Barra, slightly* 18th Hussars, ('apt. R. Carew, severely (since dead) and Cornet Forster, seveielv. Royal Hoise Artillery, Lieut. Swaby, severely. Royal Engineers, Lieut. Wright, slightly lst Foot, 3d Batt f,ie'ut -Col. Caiiil)hc:l 'ie vere- ly Lieutenants Glover, severely Armstrong: and Rea, slightly.; Yl'Kellegane and Cross, everely Ensign Green, slightly. 4th Foot, 1st Bait. Captains Williamson, sIight4 lv Repping, Ward, and Edgel, severely t Lieut. Hopkins, slightly, Ensign l\l'Crohan, severely. 5th Foot, 1st Batt. Capt. Bateman, severely Lieuts. Bird, slightly Higg- ns, severely Welch, very slightly Johnson, severely Galbraith, very slightly. 27fh Foot, 3d Batt. Cietits. Gordon, Weir, and Hill, very slig-htly. 28th Regt. 1st Batt. Major Patterson, Lieute- nant Colonel, severely Capts. Wilson and Bowles, severely; Lieuts. Wolf and Morris, severely Gordon, slightly Irwing, severely; Coen and Burne, slightly Sweney & McDon- nell, severely Clark, slightly H. Mitchell, severely Evans, slightly R. H. Mitchell, severely Ensigns Alexander, slightly Burn,. severely. gl st, 2d Batt. Capt. Girdleston, severely. 34'h, 2d ditto, Lieuts Ball, slightly Moggerige, severely; Calmes, slight. J 38th, 1st Batt. Lieut. M'G.i'. slightly Ensign Curren, slightly. 39th, 1st ditto, Capt. Caithew, slightly Walton, severely; Hicks, severely Lieuts Mead, severely Crotty, ditto Reynolds, ditto Spiers, slightly Baines. ditto. 40th Reg-t. lst Batt. Capt. Ellis, severely Lieuf. Gorman, ditto Ensign Fox, ditto. 43d, 1st Batt. Capt. Duffey, (Major) sightly Lieut. Houlton, severely. 45th, 1st Batt. Lieut.-Col. Ridewood, severely; Lieuts. Rennett, ditto Little, ditto. 46th Reg-t. 1st Batt. Ensign Eduioii(is,severely. 47th, 2d Batt. Captains Hodges and Parsons, slightly Yates, severely Lieutenant Short, slightly. 50th, 1st Baft. Capts. A. Gordon and Gardiner, severely Lieuts. Bower and Turner, ditto Ensigns Williams and Reid ditto. 51st Foot, Ensign J. Campbell, slightly. 5"-2d, 1st Batt Adjutant Jones, severely 57th, ditto, Lieuts. Northey, Dix, and Frances, slightly. 59th, 2d Batt. Lieut. Col. Fane, and Maj. Weir, severely Lieuts. M'Gregor, Mayne, Waker, (since dead) Langley and M'Pherson, severely, Ensign Pyne, slightly. 60th, 5th Batt. Capt. Franchiny and Lieut. Joyce, slightly. 66th, 2d ditto, Captain Nicholls, severely. 68th, 2d ditto, Lieut. Co!. Johnson, Capt Gough, severely Capt. Read, Lieuts. Sorly, M'Kay, slightly Ensigns Fawke, Ball, Stretton, se- vel-eii Ensign Skene, slightly Adjt. Hinds, severely. 71st, Isi ditto, Lieut. Col. Cothen, slightly; Captains Read, severely Pidgeon § Grant, slig-htly Lieuts. Duff, slighlly; Fox, (since dead) Richards, M'lntyne, Toriarno, severely, Campbell aud Coinmelinc, severely Cox, Sf, verely, and missing 74th Foot, Capts. M'Queen, slightly Ovens, severely Ensigns Hiimilfon arid Shore, se- verely Adjutant While, severely. 82d Ditto, 1st. Batt. Lieut.-Col Grant, severely Lieuts. Derenzy and Ag-new, severely. 83d Foot, 2d Batt. Major Widderington, severe- ly Capt. Venallles, slightly; Lieuts, Bald- win, severely and Smith, slightly. 87th Ditto, 2d Batt. Capts. Vnudeleiir, O'Brien, and King, severely Lieuts. Higginson and Mountgaref, severely Dowling, slightly En- sign Stafford, slightly. 88th, 1st Ditto, Captain M'Derniot, severely Lieutenants Flood. Fitzpatrick, and Faires, slightly Ensign Saunders, severely. 94th Foot, Lieut. Col. Campbell, Capt. Cairn- Lieut. severely Lieutenant Cannon, slightly Ensigns Staimon and Nairne, and Adjutant Jackson, severely. 95th 1st ditto, Bt. Lieut. Col. Cameron,severely Lieuts. Cox, Hopwood, and Gardiner, sever ly Lieut. Lester, slightly. 9,51h. 2d Batt. Captain Jenkins, slightly. Chasseurs Britaniques, Capt. Millins, slightly Lieut. Leiiliai-t, severely. 1st Light Batt. King's German Legion, Lieut. Hedeman slightly. lst Foot, 3d ditto, Volunteer Dobbs, severely. Sth, lst Batt. Volunteer Rees, severely. (Signed) AYLMER, Dep, Adj. Gen; Return of Ordnance, Carriages, and Ammuni- tion, captured from the enemy in the action of the 21st of June, 1813. Vittoria, June 2J, 1813, Brass Ordnance on Travelling Carriages. 28 Twelve-pounder guns, 42 eight-pounder guns, 43 four-pounder guns, 3 eight-inch howitzers, 20 six-inch howitzeis, 3 four and 2 five-inch howitzers, 2 six-inch mortars—Total 151. Caissolls-56 twelve-pounder guns, 76 eight- ponnder guns, 68 four-pounder guns, 7 eight- inch howitzers, 54 six-inch howitzers, 5 four and 2 live-inch howitzers, 149 small arm am- iiiaiiition-Total 415. Rounds of ammunition 1936 twelve-pounder guns, 5424 pounder guns, 3434 four- pounder guns, 97 eight-inch howitzers, 3358 six-inch howitzer,-Total.14,249. 1,973,400 musket-hall cartridges, 40,6681bs. of gunpowder, 56 forage waggons, 44 forge wag. gons. R. H. HENAGAN, Com. Royal Artillery. A. DICKSON, Lieut.-Col,cosamauding Ar