Letters written by Ensign John Hamilton, 2nd Line Battalion King’s German Legion to his wife.
Kindly supplied by Mark Biggs of Australia (a descendant)
Letter from George Grey to his mother enclosed with his Will (day before the Battle of Cape Saint Vincent)
The Correspondence of Major General William Henry Pringle
The Diary of William Laycock
The Statement of Sergeant Thomas Patton
Operations on the East Coast of Spain 1812-13 - Major General Ross or officer commanding Cartagena
He later became a 2nd Captain serving with the Spanish army. He was a witness to the Toulon fleet escaping from the Mediterranean, which eventually led to the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.
The letter of General Lallemand to General Slade, written on Board the Bellerophon in the roads of Plymouth.
Letter from Catherine Younghusband, wife of Captain Robert Younghusband of the 2nd Battalion 53rd Foot at St Helena.
He joined the regiment on 14 April 1814 and he fought at the Battle of Waterloo. He became a Captain in February 1835 and retired on half pay in 1841.
Recollection of service at walcheren by captain joseph barrallier, late 71st regiment.
Letters of Captain Edward Thomas Fitzgerald 25th Foot. The originals of these letters are now held by the National Library of Ireland in Dublin.
Collection of letters from John Gray Private 33rd Regiment
He had previously served as a Captain in the 23rd Foot Regiment, but transferred to the 7th Light Dragoons on 15 June 1809. He served in the peninsula from August 1813 to April 1814, so it would appear that he wrote in two sequential journals, but we now only have the second covering the last few months of the war. From December 1813 Keane served on the staff of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian.
NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTURE OF CIUDAD RODRIGO by an officer of the 94th Regiment
From the journal of lieutenant parr kingsmill 88th regiment of foot.
From the first storm to the capture of the castle in 1813, by Lieutenant-Colonel Harvey Jones, H.E.
The Peninsular War Diary of Lieutenant John Alexander Wilson, 2nd Foot
An unknown soldier of the 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment, he states that he was in hospital at Salamanca in 1812 and made a prisoner of war until the end of the war in 1814 and then took the opportunity to take his discharge from the army soon after.
Journal of Captain William Smith 11th Light Dragoons
Collection of Letters of General William Wheatley 1812
Lieutenant 4th Dragoons,Peninsular War, 1809-11.
Mackenzie originally joined the Royal Marines in 1178 and served in India and the West Indies. He commanded a brigade in the army under Sir Arthur Wellesley in Spain in 1808-9. He was killed at Talavera, July 28th, 1809.
Commanding 4th Company, 7th Battalion, Royal Artillery
Letter to His Excellency Charles Stuart
Letter to Sir Charles Stuart
Letter to Charles Stuart, Esq.
Serving as the Colonel of the Spanish Hibernia Regiment, in 1810 he became a Brigadier-General and in 1814 a Major-General. He became a Marshal in the Spanish in later life.
To Mr William Lewin, No.20 Victualling Office Row, Grove Lane, Deptford, England
Arrangement for the sick of the 4th Division officers in the divisional hospital at Aldea d’Obispo
William Howard, Lt Colonel commanding
He was actually attached to the Portuguese Army from 1809 to 1814
This Documentary is about the rise and fall of Napoleon I.
Sean Bean begins his journey of discovery at Chatham in South East England, where a large group of history enthusiasts are rehearsing to take part in a huge reenactment.
Sean stands with historian Professor Saul David where the British and French infantry first clashed at Waterloo.
Recreation of the Battle of Waterloo at Hougoumont in lego as part of the commemoration for the 200 anniversary.
The Walcheren Campaign was an unsuccessful British expedition to the Netherlands in 1809.
The Plains of Waterloo is easy-listening, foot-tapping music that anyone with an interest in folk music will enjoy.
Armies of the Napoleonic Wars is a single volume study of the major armies of the period, edited by Gregory Fremont-Barnes.
Field Marshal John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton (1778-1863), most famous for commanding the 52nd Regiment of Foot at Waterloo.
The Waterloo campaign – What was it all about?
Napoleon returns to France and takes power again in a bloodless coup.
Order of Battle.
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.
Some 14,000 French soldiers were tied down in attacking the farm complex, its gardens and orchard, throughout the day; the Allies defending numbered about 3,000, with another 3,000 in close support.
France prepares to fight the allies.
This was intended to be the French main attack and certainly given the approach of the Prussians to the battlefield was the only one with any potential of lasting success.
Napoleon had secretly managed to march his army of about one hundred and twenty thousand men into an area just south of Charleroi by the night of the 14 June.