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@ 2019-07-09  2:51 Bye Bye Bugs
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ugh the French attacks were being held, the result of the battle was still far from certain. Soult had Werl&#39;s divisional-sized brigade in reserve, and most of Latour-Maubourg&#39;s cavalry had not been engaged. However, the presence of Cole&#39;s fresh 4th Division, still formed up in readiness behind Lumley&#39;s squadrons, seems to have persuaded Soult not to use his strong force of horsemen. In his subsequent dispatch to the Emperor, Soult claimed that he had only at that point learned that Blake had joined with Beresford and he faced a much larger Allied force than expected. The Marshal, having outmanoeuvred the Allies with his flank attack, went on the defensive: the cavalry were refused permission to charge, and Werl remained in reserve. On the Allied side Beresford was proving no more incisive. Anxious to reinforce Hoghton and Abercrombie, he tried to bring up de Espaa&#39;s independent brigade, but they refused to move within range of the French. Leaving Cole&#39;s division in place (according to Beresford, to protect the Allied flank from further cavalry attack, although Wellington was of the opinion that Beresford was actually securing his line of retreat), Beresford instead called upon Hamilton&#39;s Portuguese Division, but Hamilton had moved closer to Albuera to support Alten in fending off Godinot&#39;s attack, and the orders took a long time to reach him. Hamilton&#39;s brigades only started moving half an hour after the orders had been sent. With his right under heavy pressure and casualties mounting, Beresford finally sent for Alten&#39;s KGL, ordering 3,000 Spaniards to Albuera to relieve them and take over the defence there. Alten hastily regrouped and marched south to the Allies&#39; right wing, but Godinot took Albuera before the Spaniards could arrive, exposing another Allied flank to the French. It was at this critical point that the decisive move of the battle was made by General Cole. Standing idle under explicit orders from Beresford, he had nevertheless been considering advancing against the French left flank, but he was wary of moving his infantry across open country in the face of 3,500 French cavalry. His mind was made up though when Colonel Henry Hardinge, of the Portuguese Quarter-master-general&#39;s department, rode up and urged him to immediately advance. After a brief consultation with Lumley, Cole began to redeploy his division from column into line. Mindful of the dangers presented by Latour-Maubourg&#39;s horsemen, Cole flanked his line at either end with a unit in column: on the right were the division&#39;s massed light companies, including those from Brigadier Kemmis&#39;s brigade, while the first battalion of the Lusitanian Legion took station on the left. Lumley formed up the whole of the Allied cavalry to the rear and right, accompanied by a battery of horse artillery, and the whole mass, some 5,000 infantrymen, advanced on V Corps&#39; left flank. The sight of the approaching Allied line forced So

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