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Letters from the Battle of Waterloo : the unpublished correspondence by Allied officers from the Siborne papers /
edited by Gareth Glover.
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London : Greenhill, c2004.
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352 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1853675970
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London : Greenhill, c2004.
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1853675970
catalogue key
5999687
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 350) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Gareth Glover is a historian specialising in the Waterloo campaign and the Peninsular War. He left school at eighteen to join the Royal Navy as a Seaman Officer and completed his intensive training course at Dartmouth College where he served alongside Prince Andrew. He then served on a number of frigates and destroyers in various roles rising to the position of Navigating Officer. Switching to small ships he served as First Lieutenant of a number of Patrol vessels in Northern Ireland. He has published articles in The Waterloo Journal and The Journal of The Royal Artillery
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Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. By presenting over 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, readers can find out for themselves exactly what happened on 16-18 June 1815 through the words of those who were there.
Main Description
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 Letters from the Battle of Waterloo, by presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, goes right back to primary source material.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 16, 17 and 18 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.
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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 on the 16, 17 and 18 June 1815. 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.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 9
Historical Backgroundp. 13
Acknowledgementsp. 22
List of Abbreviations: medals and ordersp. 24
Circular Letter to Surviving Waterloo officersp. 25
The General Staffp. 27
King's German Legion Staffp. 38
The Cavalryp. 44
1st Cavalry Brigadep. 45
The 1st Life Guardsp. 45
The 2nd Life Guardsp. 45
The Royal Horse Guardsp. 54
2nd Cavalry Brigadep. 56
The 1st or Royal Dragoonsp. 56
The 2nd or Scots Greysp. 59
The 6th or Iniskilling Dragoonsp. 62
3rd Cavalry Brigadep. 65
The 1st Light Dragoons KGLp. 65
The 2nd Light Dragoons KGLp. 69
4th Cavalry Brigadep. 74
The 11th Light Dragoonsp. 74
The 12th Light Dragoonsp. 76
The 16th Light Dragoonsp. 76
5th Cavalry Brigadep. 79
The 7th Hussarsp. 79
6th Cavalry Brigadep. 81
The 10th Hussarsp. 81
The 18th Hussarsp. 108
The 1st Hussars KGLp. 123
7th Cavalry Brigadep. 125
The 3rd Hussars KGLp. 125
The Artilleryp. 129
The Royal Artillery Staffp. 129
The Royal Horse Artilleryp. 130
Lieutenant Colonel Webber Smith's Troopp. 130
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Robert Gardiner's Troopp. 130
Captain Edward Whinyates's Troopp. 131
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Hew Ross's Troopp. 140
Major Beane's Troopp. 141
The Royal Artilleryp. 142
Captain Bolton's Batteryp. 142
Captain Sinclair's Batteryp. 144
Major Roger's Batteryp. 144
KGL Artilleryp. 145
Major A. Sympher's Horse Artillery Troopp. 145
Major Kuhlmann's Horse Artillery Troopp. 146
Captain A. Cleeve's Foot Batteryp. 147
The Hanoverian Artilleryp. 149
Captain von Rettberg's Foot Artillery Batteryp. 149
First Divisionp. 157
1st Infantry Brigadep. 157
The 1st Foot Guards, 2nd & 3rd Battalionsp. 159
2nd Infantry Brigadep. 169
The Coldstream Guards, 2nd Battalionp. 169
The 3rd Foot Guards, 2nd Battalionp. 171
Second Divisionp. 178
3rd Infantry Brigadep. 178
The 52nd Regiment, 1st Battalionp. 180
The 95th Rifles, 2nd Battalionp. 190
1st Infantry Brigade KGLp. 197
The 1st Line Battalion KGLp. 197
The 2nd Line Battalion KGLp. 200
The 3rd Line Battalion KGLp. 203
The 4th Line Battalion KGLp. 208
Third Divisionp. 213
5th Infantry Brigadep. 214
The 30th Regiment, 2nd Battalionp. 214
The 33rd Regimentp. 216
The 69th Regiment, 2nd Battalionp. 222
The 73rd Regiment, 2nd Battalionp. 223
2nd Infantry Brigade KGLp. 225
The 1st Light Battalion KGLp. 225
The 2nd Light Battalion KGLp. 241
The 5th Line Battalion KGLp. 254
The 8th Line Battalion KGLp. 257
Fourth Divisionp. 261
4th Infantry Brigadep. 261
The 14th Regiment, 3rd Battalionp. 261
The 23rd Fusiliersp. 261
The 51st Regimentp. 262
Fifth Divisionp. 264
8th Infantry Brigadep. 267
The 28th Regimentp. 267
The 32nd Regimentp. 270
The 79th Highlandersp. 271
The 95th Rifles, 1st Battalionp. 272
9th Infantry Brigadep. 273
The 1st or Royal Scots Regiment, 3rd Battalionp. 273
The 44th Regiment, 2nd Battalionp. 274
The 92nd Gordon Highlandersp. 276
5th Hanoverian Infantry Brigadep. 290
Landwehr Battalion Hamelnp. 290
Sixth Divisionp. 292
10th Infantry Brigadep. 292
The 40th Regiment, 1st Battalionp. 292
4th Hanoverian Brigadep. 294
The Corps of Engineersp. 299
Fourth Division at Halp. 303
Others not at Waterloop. 306
Prussian Armyp. 310
French Armyp. 320
Correspondence regarding the modelsp. 322
Letters not printed in fullp. 346
Bibliographyp. 350
Index: Names and ranks of writers of letters when at Waterloop. 351
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