[ CO 1 28. Courage of a soldier. In the year 1743, a private in an English regiment of horse at a battle in Germany of the name of Thomas Brown distinguished himsels for his intrepidity. After having had two horses killed under him and lost two fingers of his left hand, seeing the regimental standard borne off by one of the enemy, he gallopped into the midst of them and shot the soldier who had the ensign. Then seizing it he thrust it in between his thigh and the saddle, and fought his way alone through the hostile ranks, and though covered with wounds bore it in triumph to his comrades, who rent the air with their cheers. In this valiant exploit, Brown received eight wounds in his face head and neck; three balls went through his hat, and two lodged in his back. He recovered trom his wounds so far as to be able again to serve in the army, but being ultimately sound disqualified for service, he retired on a pension.
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