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The Waterloo Campaign

Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington
A Congress had been convened at Vienna to sort out all of the difficult questions over land rights and borders after such a long war.
Having pursued the French from the field, the Prussians pushed on all night with their cavalry beating drums and blowing horns to disconcert any attempt to rally the French troops.
Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington
The fighting was finally over at Paris but isolated fortresses held out for many months; whilst diplomacy became the order of the day.
Napoleon surrendered to HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort on 15 July and was transported to St Helena in the South Atlantic, where he died on 5 May 1821 of stomach cancer.