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  • Waterloo Archive Vol 2 Published

    Hi All

    All those who kindly purchased Volume 1 of my 'Waterloo Archive' might like to know that Volume 2 has just been published by Frontline Books.

    See Bob's Burnhams review of Volume 1 on this site
    http://www.napoleon-series.org


    Alten, Lieutenant General Baron Charles, commanding 3rd Division
    Best, Colonel Charles, 4th Hanoverian Brigade
    Braun, Second Captain William, Hanoverian Artillery
    Busgen, Major M, 1st Battalion 2nd Nassau Regiment
    Bussche, Major General Augustus von den, Bremen & Verden Hussars
    Cleeves , First Captain Andrew, KGL Artillery
    Collmann, Lieutenant, Hanoverian Staff officer
    Decken, Major George von den, 1st Hussars KGL
    Doring, Sergeant Johann Heinrich, 1st Batt. Orange-Nassau Regiment.
    Dornberg, Major General William, 3rd Cavalry Brigade
    Dreves, Major Lewis von, Osnabruck Landwehr Battalion
    Friedrichs, Lieutenant Colonel Augustus, 2nd Light Dragoons KGL
    Eberhard, Captain Friedrich Ernst,2nd Batt. Orange-Nassau Regiment
    Gagern, Second Lieutenant Heinrich von, 2nd Battalion, 1st Nassau Regt.
    Hammerstein, Major von, Salzgitter Landwehr Battalion
    Jacobi, Captain Carl, Luneburg Field Battalion
    Kuhlmann, Major Henry Jacob, Horse Artillery KGL.
    Leonhard, Private Johann Peter, 1st Battalion 2nd Nassau Regiment
    Lindau, Rifleman Friedrich, 2nd Light Battalion KGL
    Ludewig, Major, Hildesheim Landwehr Battalion
    Muller, Major George, 2nd Line Battalion KGL
    Olfermann, Colonel, Brunswick contingent
    Reichenau, Captain von, 2nd Battalion 2nd Nassau Regiment
    Rettberg, Captain Charles von, Hanoverian Artillery
    Rettberg, Captain Carl Friedrich von, 3rd Battalion 2nd Nassau Regiment
    Reuter, Lieutenant von, 6th Prussian Artillery Battery
    Sattler, Major, 2nd Nassau Regiment
    Saxe Weimar, Major General Prince Bernard of, Netherlands 2nd Brigade
    Scheuch, Captain F. Bremervorde Landwehr Battalion
    Schutte, Company Surgeon Wihelm, Brunswick contingent
    Scovell, Lieutenant Colonel Sir George, AQMG
    Scriba, Captain C. von, Bremen Field Battalion
    Sichart, Captain Philip von, 1st Light Dragoons KGL
    Steuben, Colonel von, 1st Nassau Regiment
    Strube, Major W. von, Hameln Landwehr Battalion
    Vincke, Colonel E, commanding 5th Hanoverian Brigade
    Weiz, Captain Friedrich August, 1st Battalion 1st Nassau Regiment
    Westphalen, Major Count von, Peine Landwehr Battalion


    Gareth Glover
    Attached Files

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    • Originally posted by geegeewaterloo View Post
      Hi All

      All those who kindly purchased Volume 1 of my 'Waterloo Archive' might like to know that Volume 2 has just been published by Frontline Books.

      See Bob's Burnhams review of Volume 1 on this site
      http://www.napoleon-series.org


      Alten, Lieutenant General Baron Charles, commanding 3rd Division
      Best, Colonel Charles, 4th Hanoverian Brigade
      Braun, Second Captain William, Hanoverian Artillery
      Busgen, Major M, 1st Battalion 2nd Nassau Regiment
      Bussche, Major General Augustus von den, Bremen & Verden Hussars
      Cleeves , First Captain Andrew, KGL Artillery
      Collmann, Lieutenant, Hanoverian Staff officer
      Decken, Major George von den, 1st Hussars KGL
      Doring, Sergeant Johann Heinrich, 1st Batt. Orange-Nassau Regiment.
      Dornberg, Major General William, 3rd Cavalry Brigade
      Dreves, Major Lewis von, Osnabruck Landwehr Battalion
      Friedrichs, Lieutenant Colonel Augustus, 2nd Light Dragoons KGL
      Eberhard, Captain Friedrich Ernst,2nd Batt. Orange-Nassau Regiment
      Gagern, Second Lieutenant Heinrich von, 2nd Battalion, 1st Nassau Regt.
      Hammerstein, Major von, Salzgitter Landwehr Battalion
      Jacobi, Captain Carl, Luneburg Field Battalion
      Kuhlmann, Major Henry Jacob, Horse Artillery KGL.
      Leonhard, Private Johann Peter, 1st Battalion 2nd Nassau Regiment
      Lindau, Rifleman Friedrich, 2nd Light Battalion KGL
      Ludewig, Major, Hildesheim Landwehr Battalion
      Muller, Major George, 2nd Line Battalion KGL
      Olfermann, Colonel, Brunswick contingent
      Reichenau, Captain von, 2nd Battalion 2nd Nassau Regiment
      Rettberg, Captain Charles von, Hanoverian Artillery
      Rettberg, Captain Carl Friedrich von, 3rd Battalion 2nd Nassau Regiment
      Reuter, Lieutenant von, 6th Prussian Artillery Battery
      Sattler, Major, 2nd Nassau Regiment
      Saxe Weimar, Major General Prince Bernard of, Netherlands 2nd Brigade
      Scheuch, Captain F. Bremervorde Landwehr Battalion
      Schutte, Company Surgeon Wihelm, Brunswick contingent
      Scovell, Lieutenant Colonel Sir George, AQMG
      Scriba, Captain C. von, Bremen Field Battalion
      Sichart, Captain Philip von, 1st Light Dragoons KGL
      Steuben, Colonel von, 1st Nassau Regiment
      Strube, Major W. von, Hameln Landwehr Battalion
      Vincke, Colonel E, commanding 5th Hanoverian Brigade
      Weiz, Captain Friedrich August, 1st Battalion 1st Nassau Regiment
      Westphalen, Major Count von, Peine Landwehr Battalion


      Gareth Glover
      Cheers for the Info Gareth, I am awaiting my (pre-ordered back in May) copy with finger tapping anticipation. 'Ooh I can't wait!

      Paul
      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
      All human ills he can subdue,
      Or with a bauble or medal
      Can win mans heart for you;
      And many a blessing know to stew
      To make a megloamaniac bright;
      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
      The Pixie is a little shite.

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      • The Archives

        Dear Gareth,

        I'm waiting for my copy also and the first volume is excellent. Keep up the good work.

        Sincerley,
        Kevin
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • I just looked up my order at Pen & Sword, and saw that the Order I put in for Volume II was in fact, 24th of April; nearly 1/3 of a year ago

          By the by Gareth, The British sources Volume III that is out next year; can you outline the type of material that will be within, I would be most grateful, as I am rather intrigued to say the least.

          Ever a big fan

          Paul
          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
          All human ills he can subdue,
          Or with a bauble or medal
          Can win mans heart for you;
          And many a blessing know to stew
          To make a megloamaniac bright;
          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
          The Pixie is a little shite.

          Comment


          • Volume 3

            Hi Paul

            I am just putting Vol 3 to bed and will be able to give you details in a day or two. Watch this space!!

            Gareth

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            • I took delivery of Volume II this morning, First I looked for the colour plates (a habit that I have always had) of which their are 8, all battle scenes, though (as with Volume I) they are not the run of the mill scenes that are usually used to pad out a book of this size and topic, one being Clément-Auguste Andrieux ( 1829 –1880 ?): La bataille de Waterloo. 18 juin 1815, (1852); six are by Charles Turner Warren (1767-1823) published with kind permission of the Anne K.S. Brown collection; and a stirring rendition of French cuirassiers charging a Nassau regiment in square.

              The book has an introductory letter from Nikolaus Furst Blucher von Wahlstatt, and a forward by Gareth which explains the problems with translating such material into English, and with a mention of the intention of Pflugk-Harttung's material being translated in full. (do you mean that you will publish this Gareth?)

              I will start to read the rest of the book over the next few days and get back to you all with what I thought of it.

              Paul
              Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 12 Aug 10, 08:11.
              ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
              All human ills he can subdue,
              Or with a bauble or medal
              Can win mans heart for you;
              And many a blessing know to stew
              To make a megloamaniac bright;
              Give honour to the dainty Corse,
              The Pixie is a little shite.

              Comment


              • Vol II

                Hi Paul

                Between Vol 2 & 4 (due 2012) you will have the entire Pflugk Harttung 'La Belle Alliance' plus much else. It has not been published simply as a translation of his work as he split letters up into pieces as each section of the book deals with different days; ie 16th, 17th, 18th etc. I have stitched the reports back together and added copious notes as usual. so you get 50% of pflugk in this book and 50% in vol 4. as you will note though I have also put in material from many other sources, as I like to represent as many different regiments that I can in each volume for balance and to widen and maintain interest for the reader.
                I thank you for your kind comments on the colour plates. I work hard to find new material to complement the text and I really think the colour really enhances the overall impression. I hope you will be just as impressed with the content.
                I know waiting for the next volume is frustrating, but patience they say is a virtue. And I can promise you that you will not be dissapointed with the others as I have masses of material which will be of great interest and I have kept some real gems for these later volumes. I also continue to discover even more and if I get enough support for this series (sales) I now believe I can do 8 volumes!! So if you want to see this happen please spread the word.

                All the Best

                Gareth

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                • Originally posted by geegeewaterloo View Post
                  Hi Paul

                  Between Vol 2 & 4 (due 2012) you will have the entire Pflugk Hartman 'La Belle Alliance' plus much else. It has not been published simply as a translation of his work as he split letters up into pieces as each section of the book deals with different days; ie 16th, 17th, 18th etc. I have stitched the reports back together and added copious notes as usual. so you get 50% of pflugk in this book and 50% in vol 4. as you will note though I have also put in material from many other sources, as I like to represent as many different regiments that I can in each volume for balance and to widen and maintain interest for the reader.
                  I thank you for your kind comments on the colour plates. I work hard to find new material to complement the text and I really think the colour really enhances the overall impression. I hope you will be just as impressed with the content.
                  I know waiting for the next volume is frustrating, but patience they say is a virtue. And I can promise you that you will not be dissapointed with the others as I have masses of material which will be of great interest and I have kept some real gems for these later volumes. I also continue to discover even more and if I get enough support for this series (sales) I now believe I can do 8 volumes!! So if you want to see this happen please spread the word.

                  All the Best

                  Gareth
                  Rest assured that I will spread the word.

                  Only 8! Surely you could round it up to 10 And thanks for the explanation about the Pflugk Hartman 'La Belle Alliance' papers, which of course now that I have read 50 odd pages, has become clear in the method you have used; and that the other half will be used in Vol: IV

                  Thanks for your time in replying to my posts, especially as you must be a tinsy winsy bit busy for at least the next five years, but please, if you can, visit us on this site now and again, as I and the rest of the reprobates on this site would appreciate it most kindly.

                  Paul
                  ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                  All human ills he can subdue,
                  Or with a bauble or medal
                  Can win mans heart for you;
                  And many a blessing know to stew
                  To make a megloamaniac bright;
                  Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                  The Pixie is a little shite.

                  Comment


                  • volume 3

                    Paul

                    Always happy to drop in and comment when time allows, but as you say my writing drags me away a lot.

                    You asked about the next volume (due spring 2011)

                    It will include the following
                    Sir George Scovell
                    Ensign Ewart Scots Greys
                    Lt Christian Johnstone 6th Innsikillings
                    Lt Col Ferrior 1st Life Guards
                    Col George Blathwayt 23rd Lt Drags
                    Major General Uxbridge
                    Private Charles Stanley KDG
                    Sgt Mj Page KDG
                    Col John Stubbings KDG
                    Cornet Kinchant Scots Greys
                    Paymaster James Cocksedge 15th Hussars
                    Lt Col Sir robert Gardiner
                    Private John Smith 71st foot
                    Ensign william Lowe 73rd Foot
                    Capt George evelyn 3rd Foot Gds
                    Lt Col Ed Bowater 3rd Ft Gds
                    Major Heyland 40th Foot
                    Lt John Malcolm 42nd foot
                    Lt Rich Eyre 95th foot
                    1st Lt John Macdonald 23rd foot
                    Lt Col Alex Hamilton 30th Foot
                    Ass Surgeon Donald Finlayson 33rd Foot
                    Hosp Ass George Finlayson

                    Civilians
                    Sir Thomas Bradford
                    John Wood

                    Hopefully you will find these as interesting as Vol 1

                    But that's nearly a year away

                    Don't forget
                    The Letters of James Hamilton Stanhope 1st Ft Gds will be published 15 November this year - its my favourite I have ever worked on!

                    And

                    In January 2011
                    Charles Crowe of the 48th and 27th Foot in Spain comes out. It is the best written memoir I have ever seen. The 'Dickens' of the Army. I have shown Philip Haythornthwaite who agrees - it's brilliant!

                    So save up your pennies !!

                    PS If you don't know already I have a site listing all my work at
                    garethglovercollection.com


                    Gareth :

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                    • Originally posted by geegeewaterloo View Post
                      Paul

                      Always happy to drop in and comment when time allows, but as you say my writing drags me away a lot.

                      You asked about the next volume (due spring 2011)

                      It will include the following
                      Sir George Scovell
                      Ensign Ewart Scots Greys
                      Lt Christian Johnstone 6th Innsikillings
                      Lt Col Ferrior 1st Life Guards
                      Col George Blathwayt 23rd Lt Drags
                      Major General Uxbridge
                      Private Charles Stanley KDG
                      Sgt Mj Page KDG
                      Col John Stubbings KDG
                      Cornet Kinchant Scots Greys
                      Paymaster James Cocksedge 15th Hussars
                      Lt Col Sir robert Gardiner
                      Private John Smith 71st foot
                      Ensign william Lowe 73rd Foot
                      Capt George evelyn 3rd Foot Gds
                      Lt Col Ed Bowater 3rd Ft Gds
                      Major Heyland 40th Foot
                      Lt John Malcolm 42nd foot
                      Lt Rich Eyre 95th foot
                      1st Lt John Macdonald 23rd foot
                      Lt Col Alex Hamilton 30th Foot
                      Ass Surgeon Donald Finlayson 33rd Foot
                      Hosp Ass George Finlayson

                      Civilians
                      Sir Thomas Bradford
                      John Wood

                      Hopefully you will find these as interesting as Vol 1

                      But that's nearly a year away

                      Don't forget
                      The Letters of James Hamilton Stanhope 1st Ft Gds will be published 15 November this year - its my favourite I have ever worked on!

                      And

                      In January 2011
                      Charles Crowe of the 48th and 27th Foot in Spain comes out. It is the best written memoir I have ever seen. The 'Dickens' of the Army. I have shown Philip Haythornthwaite who agrees - it's brilliant!

                      So save up your pennies !!

                      PS If you don't know already I have a site listing all my work at
                      garethglovercollection.com


                      Gareth :
                      Gareth

                      Thanks for the info on Vol:III

                      Nice to see that you have Included 1st Lt John Macdonald 23rd foot who was in the Grenadier company, the same company as my ancestor, Drummer, Richard Bentick, and those of Ensign William Lowe of the 73rd, and Lt Col Alex Hamilton of the 30th, who's controversial roll on the day has intrigued me and has been part of a fruitless search on this site of the name of a wounded cuirassier Colonel, captured and taken care of within (he could have sheltered within another) the square.

                      Paul
                      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                      All human ills he can subdue,
                      Or with a bauble or medal
                      Can win mans heart for you;
                      And many a blessing know to stew
                      To make a megloamaniac bright;
                      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                      The Pixie is a little shite.

                      Comment


                      • Better late than never,

                        Here is my opinion on Volume II

                        All in all a good collection of reminiscences especially on the accounts of the Artillery on occasion running out of ammunition and having to retire to replenish from the ammunition wagons that were placed to the rear, which might go some way to explain why Wellington thought that some of the artillery was fleeing the field. there is also scathing accounts of battalion musicians and doctors running away (seeing as they are the ones that look after the wounded post battle; I would say bugger off but don’t go too far)

                        Letter 28, 1st Hanoverian Brigade of Major General Kielmansegge (Bell-Alliance), mentions that a cuirassier Colonel, staff officer, and other officers were taken prisoner during the main cavalry attacks but does not give any more information on the name the Colonel, or which unit it was that captured him.
                        Also within the same brigade was the plight of the 1st Nassau regiment,(960 strong) who were made up ¾ of conscripts and had no formation drill training so were drawn up in close column throughout the day and thus were shot to pieces artillery and skirmisher fire. Of course they broke on more than one occasion but, ‘as described by Captain C von Scriba; in his letter dated 4th December 1824, were brought back to their original position each time by the determination and bravery of their officers. Even though they were unsteady throughout the day I think that the whole regiment did a brave and dedicated job on that day. The Bremen and Verden battalions also yielded 300 paces but still managed to stay in its final position which was just in front of the cavalry lines.

                        Most of the letters go into how (as reported by other correspondence from regiments of other nationalities) it was the French artillery, and here and there, the skirmishers, that in general caused the vast majority of the casualties, and that it was considered a rest period when the cavalry attacked as the artillery and skirmishers had to cease fire so as not to hit their own men.

                        There is the intriguing account of the Hanoverian Peine and Hildesheim battalions of an incident which involved Major Count von Westphalia (No89, letter to Colonel von Vincke dated 1st July 1815?) In which he describes his reason for retiring to a position on the highway to Waterloo…. Well, I will leave that part for those who are about to buy the book, to read.

                        All in all, well worth the money.

                        I do believe that their are one or two semi critical debates going on about this book on the TMP site



                        http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterloo-Arc...3327989&sr=1-2

                        Paul
                        Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 01 Sep 10, 03:02.
                        ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                        All human ills he can subdue,
                        Or with a bauble or medal
                        Can win mans heart for you;
                        And many a blessing know to stew
                        To make a megloamaniac bright;
                        Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                        The Pixie is a little shite.

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                        • Just purchased a book titled Captain Joseph-Marie Moiret, Memoirs of Napoleon's Egyptian Expedition 1798 - 1801 from my local bookshop for £6.99, originally priced for £20.00.
                          Moiret served with the 'Invincible' 75th demi-brigade. Has any body read this book before and do you have any more info on Moiret
                          and what became of him, because the sneak through i have had of the book, not much is mentioned of his later career. This book will jump to the head of my must read books.


                          Last edited by Post Captain; 03 Sep 10, 12:34.
                          Never Fear the Event

                          Admiral Lord Nelson

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                          • Sorry I' ve found nothing about him.




                            The devise of the 75ème demi-brigade was " Le 75ème arrive et bat l' ennemi." ( "The 75ème come and defeat the enemy" )



                            Regards
                            Last edited by VieuxChat; 03 Sep 10, 14:58.
                            "To hell wars Grudges and parties ! As our fathers Sing in real friends, The clink of glasses Roses and lilies. The clink of glasses Roses and lilies."

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                            • Hello all, new member here.

                              Don't if this is the correct thread to post it but I am a beginner on this era of war and I'm looking for books which give a beginner a good overview of the battles/campaigns. Mostly, I'm interested in the French and Russian sides, with Prussia as a third option. So recommendations are very much welcome.

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                              • Did you look through the book section or was there something
                                particular that you were looking for like Battle of Waterloo,
                                Danube Campaign 1809, Russia 1812.... there is a wide range already
                                discussed if you wish to look through it right here in the Book
                                section.

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