Sharpe's Battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 - Summary Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Wellington and Hogan talk about Sir William Erskine, the commander in charge of the troops who are holding the siege at Almeida. Erskine, according to all reports, is insane but Wellington has hopes he can at least maintain the encapsulating of Almeida. They talk about insane asylums where, at that time in history, people would pay money for the entertainment of watching the insane people. Wellington is convinced Erskine could draw a good fee from people to listen to him.

Hogan informs Wellington that several French forces have joined together and it is both of their opinions that the French will head to Almeida to break the siege and bring relief supplies to the 1500 French soldiers within the fortress. Pierre Ducos also knows that Wellington will never march on Badajoz or Cadiz as long as the French hold Almeida since it...

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