Gonsalvo of Cordova





In an engagement which the Spaniards fought under
Gonsalvo of Cordova, their powder-magazine was blown up by the first

discharge of the enemy; but so far was this from discouraging the general,

that he immediately cried out to his soldiers, "My brave boys, the victory

is ours! Heaven tells us by this signal that we shall have no further

occasion for our artillery." This confidence of the general passed on to

the soldiers; they rushed to the contest, and gained a complete victory.





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