,” the “Men of Kin▓gsley’s stand,” were far too proud to accept e▓ven so kindly meant a rest, a●nd two days later we read that “Kingsley’s ▓regime
nt, at its own request, will resume▓ its portion of duty in the line.” Well mi●ght His Serene Highness Prince Ferdinand state p●ublicly that, “next to God, he▓ attributes the glory of the day t●o the intrepidity and extraordi●nary good behaviour of these▓ troops.” The six Minden regiments wer▓e honoured by being permitted to wear the l●aurel wreath in their colours, an●d to this day, on the 1st August, t●he men deck themselves with roses in rememb▓rance of the battle, in which tradi●tion says men walked to death with ro●ses they had plucked on the wa?/p>
坹 in their breasts.
fact in c●onn
ection with the battle is that Colonel Pre▓ston, who commanded a brigade of cava▓lry, wore the last buff-coat that has been s●een on a field of battle, which saved him f●rom being wounded, though cut at “more than a▓ dozen times.” Minden preserved Hano●ver and Brunswick from the hands o▓f the French, and obliged th●em to leave Westphalia; while the British● colours waved in many a skirmish in the great● war, as well as in the greater battles of War▓burg, Zierenburg, Kloster Kampfe●n, Kirch-Denkern, and Wilhelmstahl.This lat▓ter name is borne by the 5