Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers

Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers

by Gareth Glover

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Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers by Gareth Glover

Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject and yet so many mysteries remain, so much controversy abounds. Letters from the Battle of Waterloo, by presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, goes right back to primary source material. In the letters the Allied officers recount where they were and what they saw. Gareth Glover has provided background historical information but lets the officers speak for themselves as they reveal exactly what happened on the 16th, 17th and 18th June 1815.

Originally sent to, and at the request of, Captain W. Siborne, then in the process of building his famous model of the battle, these letters have remained unread in the Siborne papers in the British Library. A selection of material was published in Waterloo Letters in 1891 but much of vast historical significance did not see the light then and has remained inaccessible until now. Gareth Glover now presents this collection of important correspondence for the first time. There are letters here by Major Baring, George Bowles, Edward Whinyates, John Gurwood and Edward Cotton as well as letters by Hanoverian and King's German Legion officers. This is a veritable treasure trove of new material on the battle and one which will mean that every historian's view of the battle will need correcting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853675973
Publisher: Vanwell Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 04/18/2004
Edition description: First
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

A former Royal Navy officer, Gareth has now published seventy books in his drive to bring a huge quantity of personal memoirs of Napoleonic soldiers lying in the archives into the public domain.

After reading History at Cambridge John Hussey spent 30 years working for BP around the world including the Congo in the 1960s and Nigeria in the 1970s. He was awarded an OBE in 1971\. He has written many articles on British military history, mainly on the Napoleonic and First World Wars, and served as a member of the International Historical Committee for the restoration of the Waterloo Battlefield. He is the author of MALBOROUGH: HERO OF BLENHEIM (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historial Society. Hew Strachan is Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews and was formerly the Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls College, Oxford.

Gareth Glover is a former Royal Navy officer and military historian who has made a special study of the Napoleonic Wars for the last 30 years. In addition to writing many articles on aspects of the subject in magazines and journals, his many books include _From Corunna to Waterloo: The Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars 1801-1816_ and _An Eloquent Soldier._

John Hussey has written many articles on British military history and served as a member of the International Historical Committee for the restoration of the Waterloo Battlefield. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historial Society and author of the critically-acclaimed two volume work _1815: THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN_ (Greenhill Books, 2017), winner of the 2017 Templer Medal for Military History.Gareth Glover is a former Royal Navy officer and military historian who has made a special study of the Napoleonic Wars for the last 30 years. In addition to writing many articles on aspects of the subject in magazines and journals, his many books include _From Corunna to Waterloo: The Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars 1801-1816_ and _An Eloquent Soldier._

John Hussey has written many articles on British military history and served as a member of the International Historical Committee for the restoration of the Waterloo Battlefield. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historial Society and author of the critically-acclaimed two volume work _1815: THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN_ (Greenhill Books, 2017), winner of the 2017 Templer Medal for Military History.

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Historical Background13
Acknowledgements22
List of Abbreviations: medals and orders24
Circular Letter to Surviving Waterloo officers25
The General Staff27
King's German Legion Staff38
The Cavalry44
1st Cavalry Brigade45
The 1st Life Guards45
The 2nd Life Guards45
The Royal Horse Guards54
2nd Cavalry Brigade56
The 1st or Royal Dragoons56
The 2nd or Scots Greys59
The 6th or Iniskilling Dragoons62
3rd Cavalry Brigade65
The 1st Light Dragoons KGL65
The 2nd Light Dragoons KGL69
4th Cavalry Brigade74
The 11th Light Dragoons74
The 12th Light Dragoons76
The 16th Light Dragoons76
5th Cavalry Brigade79
The 7th Hussars79
6th Cavalry Brigade81
The 10th Hussars81
The 18th Hussars108
The 1st Hussars KGL123
7th Cavalry Brigade125
The 3rd Hussars KGL125
The Artillery129
The Royal Artillery Staff129
The Royal Horse Artillery130
Lieutenant Colonel Webber Smith's Troop130
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Robert Gardiner's Troop130
Captain Edward Whinyates's Troop131
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Hew Ross's Troop140
Major Beane's Troop141
The Royal Artillery142
Captain Bolton's Battery142
Captain Sinclair's Battery144
Major Roger's Battery144
KGL Artillery145
Major A. Sympher's Horse Artillery Troop145
Major Kuhlmann's Horse Artillery Troop146
Captain A. Cleeve's Foot Battery147
The Hanoverian Artillery149
Captain von Rettberg's Foot Artillery Battery149
First Division157
1st Infantry Brigade157
The 1st Foot Guards, 2nd & 3rd Battalions159
2nd Infantry Brigade169
The Coldstream Guards, 2nd Battalion169
The 3rd Foot Guards, 2nd Battalion171
Second Division178
3rd Infantry Brigade178
The 52nd Regiment, 1st Battalion180
The 95th Rifles, 2nd Battalion190
1st Infantry Brigade KGL197
The 1st Line Battalion KGL197
The 2nd Line Battalion KGL200
The 3rd Line Battalion KGL203
The 4th Line Battalion KGL208
Third Division213
5th Infantry Brigade214
The 30th Regiment, 2nd Battalion214
The 33rd Regiment216
The 69th Regiment, 2nd Battalion222
The 73rd Regiment, 2nd Battalion223
2nd Infantry Brigade KGL225
The 1st Light Battalion KGL225
The 2nd Light Battalion KGL241
The 5th Line Battalion KGL254
The 8th Line Battalion KGL257
Fourth Division261
4th Infantry Brigade261
The 14th Regiment, 3rd Battalion261
The 23rd Fusiliers261
The 51st Regiment262
Fifth Division264
8th Infantry Brigade267
The 28th Regiment267
The 32nd Regiment270
The 79th Highlanders271
The 95th Rifles, 1st Battalion272
9th Infantry Brigade273
The 1st or Royal Scots Regiment, 3rd Battalion273
The 44th Regiment, 2nd Battalion274
The 92nd Gordon Highlanders276
5th Hanoverian Infantry Brigade290
Landwehr Battalion Hameln290
Sixth Division292
10th Infantry Brigade292
The 40th Regiment, 1st Battalion292
4th Hanoverian Brigade294
The Corps of Engineers299
Fourth Division at Hal303
Others not at Waterloo306
Prussian Army310
French Army320
Appendix ACorrespondence regarding the models322
Appendix BLetters not printed in full346
Bibliography350
Index: Names and ranks of writers of letters when at Waterloo351

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