Inside the Regiment: The Officers and Men of the 30th Regiment During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Inside the Regiment: The Officers and Men of the 30th Regiment During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

by Carole Divall

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Inside the Regiment: The Officers and Men of the 30th Regiment During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars by Carole Divall

In this companion volume to her pioneering study Redcoats Against Napoleon, Carole Divall tells the fascinating inside story of a typical infantry regiment during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Rather than focusing on the history of the 30th Regiment of the Line in action and on campaign, she explores its organization, traditions and hierarchy, its personnel, and the ethos that held it together.

Using primary source material, in particular surviving regimental records, War Office documents, letters and journals, Divall reconstructs the life of the 30th Foot – and the lives of the men who served in it – during a critical period in Europe’s military history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844685943
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 06/13/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Carole Divall is an author and a historian.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

Timeline x

1 Portrait of a Regiment 1

2 In Command 13

3 Scum of the Earth 32

4 Or Fine Fellows? 51

5 Raw Recruit to Rough Soldier 63

6 The Backbone of the Regiment 79

7 Officers and Gentlemen 96

8 An Officer's Life - Work and Play 111

9 Crime and Punishment 130

10 You Stand Charged 146

11 The Law of the Lash 163

12 Disease and Death 177

13 Women, Children and Other Miscellaneous Matters 197

Appendix: Surgeons and Assistant Surgeons in Order of Appointment 210

Notes 212

Select Bibliography 217

Index 220

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