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    I just bought a copy of MHQ that was dedicated towards battles in the 19th century. Most of them I had heard of, but some I had not. I know I may sound stupid, but I am mainly a Texas historian. So if any of you would point me to some good reading material I would be grateful. I especially want to learn about the Napoleonic Campaigns as well as the British and the different little wars they had. Again you would have a most humble Texan as your friend here.

    Jeremy
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    Re: 19th century

    Originally posted by jdscott7280
    I just bought a copy of MHQ that was dedicated towards battles in the 19th century. Most of them I had heard of, but some I had not. I know I may sound stupid, but I am mainly a Texas historian. So if any of you would point me to some good reading material I would be grateful. I especially want to learn about the Napoleonic Campaigns as well as the British and the different little wars they had. Again you would have a most humble Texan as your friend here.

    Jeremy
    Hey Tex!

    Can you be a little more specific? Or do I misunderstand you. Do you want just the Napoleonic era, or the whole world for a whole century?
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      Here's a few sites to start with:

      http://www.napoleonguide.com/
      http://www.britishbattles.com/
      http://www.crimeanwar.org/
      http://members.tripod.com/~war1812/

      If you need more, don't hesitate.
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        Re: 19th century

        Originally posted by jdscott7280
        I just bought a copy of MHQ that was dedicated towards battles in the 19th century. Most of them I had heard of, but some I had not. I know I may sound stupid, but I am mainly a Texas historian. So if any of you would point me to some good reading material I would be grateful. I especially want to learn about the Napoleonic Campaigns as well as the British and the different little wars they had. Again you would have a most humble Texan as your friend here.

        Jeremy
        I'll add what I can recall off the top of my head.

        Crecy - 1307
        Agincourt - 1415
        Thirty Years War - 1618-1648
        Hundred Years War - 1337-1453
        French and Indian War - 1755-1764
        Napoleon's Campaigns have been extensively analyzed, again I'll note few
        Ulm & Austerlitz - 1805 (Austrian War)
        Borodino - 1812
        Waterloo - 1815
        Jena - 1806
        Battle of the Nations(Leipzig) - 1813

        In addition, both engaged in several wars of empire over the centuries. The French largely in Africa and southeast Asia, the British the world round. Hope this is helpful.
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          Re: 19th century

          Originally posted by jdscott7280
          I just bought a copy of MHQ that was dedicated towards battles in the 19th century. Most of them I had heard of, but some I had not. I know I may sound stupid, but I am mainly a Texas historian. So if any of you would point me to some good reading material I would be grateful. I especially want to learn about the Napoleonic Campaigns as well as the British and the different little wars they had. Again you would have a most humble Texan as your friend here.

          Jeremy
          There is an abundance of material dealing with the Napoleonic Era. I am not well versed enough on the period to recommend specific books.

          For the rest of the century the British were involved in the Opium War 1839-1842 in China, Crimean War 1854, Zulu War 1879, 1st and 2nd Afghan Wars and finish up the century with the Boer War 1899-1902.
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          • #6
            19th History

            Im wanting to learn more about 19th century and before history. To me world war II is overplayed and overdrawn on the general public. I want to learn about stuff that not many people know about.
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              Re: 19th History

              Originally posted by jdscott7280
              Im wanting to learn more about 19th century and before history. To me world war II is overplayed and overdrawn on the general public. I want to learn about stuff that not many people know about.
              Overplayed and overdrawn? It's the conflict that has been the most bloody in our history. Besides, I wouldn't say overplayed and overdrawn at a Veteran's convention.
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                Bad Choice Of Words

                What I ment to say was it has been commercialized and drawn out. I know it was very important sir. I ment that kids today only know of world war II cause of video games and movies.
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                • #9
                  Forgive Me

                  I sometimes have a poor choice in words and have trouble putting my thoughts into words. But please believe in that in no way was I trying to downplay the importance of ww2. Im very proud of what my grandparents did back in the war as well as everyone else. Its one of my favorite time periods to read about.
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                  • #10
                    books to read

                    to start with Napoleon.
                    "campaigns of Napoleon" by David Chandler long considered the bible for the study of Napoleon and his art of war.

                    "Swords Around A Throne" by John Elting a great study of the French Army.

                    "The Anatomy of Glory" by Henry Lachouque and Anne S. K. Brown
                    a history of Napoleon's Imperial Guard.

                    "Napoleon's Marshalls" by R.F.Delderfield gives biographys of each of the MARSHALLS.


                    Agood overview of the British wars of Empire is "Queen Victoria's Little Wars" by Byron Farwell.

                    These will give you a goo core to work from as your interest expands.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Forgive Me

                      Originally posted by jdscott7280
                      I sometimes have a poor choice in words and have trouble putting my thoughts into words. But please believe in that in no way was I trying to downplay the importance of ww2. Im very proud of what my grandparents did back in the war as well as everyone else. Its one of my favorite time periods to read about.
                      We all use poor choices of words one day or another. DOn't worry about it and enjoy the boards my friend!
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                        A campaign I have seen nothing on in English, and only a little in German, was the Prussians moving south in late 1800s. Altho' most of the unification was done by Bismarck's political machinations, there was, IIRC, a battle near Hanau and perhaps another near Aschaffenburg. Does anyone have any info on this relatively minor campaign?

                        JS
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                        • #13
                          A Long Time Ago

                          I seem to remember reading some about this period in: Germany, 1866-1945 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by Gordon Alexandar Craig. However, that was 25 years ago when I was in college.

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                            Re: A Long Time Ago

                            Originally posted by Gepard
                            I seem to remember reading some about this period in: Germany, 1866-1945 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by Gordon Alexandar Craig. However, that was 25 years ago when I was in college.
                            Thanks:thumb:
                            Apparently we're about the same age and I read it about as long ago -- but I was recently out of college and a lieutenant in Germany -- I read about it in a German published document (unfortunately, I can't be more specific -- but I think it was a book).
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