Men of the 14th Light Dragoons et al. in a trip from Porto, Portugal to Vila Nova, Portugal - 14 May, 1809, at night

from Journal entry, 14 May 1809, pages 61–62:

We had soon, however, the consolation to find that we had wandered to the wrong place, and were quite out of our path to Villa Nova. […] After sitting, benumbed with cold, for near an hour, we proceeded with our new conductor […] It was so dark we were forced to be every moment hallooing to each other, to avoid being lost; and the men so repeatedly mistook the road, that we had often to stop and sound the bugle, for half an hour at a time, before we could get them together.

cite as

[Peter Hawker], Journal entry, 14 May 1809. In Journal of a Regimental Officer During the Recent Campaign in Portugal and Spain Under Lord Viscount Wellington (London, 1810), p. 61–62. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: a trip from Porto, Portugal to Vila Nova, Portugal


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

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Bugle calls

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 May, 1809, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:01:13 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:37:53 +0100