OF THE BRITISH TROOPS ON THE ROAD TO WINDLESHAM.
of August 5th, 1853 reported: "In Catlin's Valley, Lord
Seaton proceeded to fight a grand sham battle. While the retreating
squadrons sought more and more the cover of their guns, the
contest for the possession of the redoubt grew every moment
more severe, and then, with loud hurrahs which made the valley
ring, the whole line advanced by brigade, to the charge, which
was executed with splendid effect. . . One of these charges
in which the whole, brigade joined, the blues and the Scots
Greys in the centre, and the Hussars and Light Dragoons on
either side, was the finest thing of the kind we have ever
witnessed, and electrified every onlooker by its brilliancy."