Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: British officers fighting on foot

Gunter -
while the letters and diaries do make it clear that many officers had horses with them in the field (I remember reading of Wellington's 'hunts' during campaigningn lulls in the Peninsula) - it seems to me highly unlikely that a company level officer would be mounted on the battlefield. The surviving drill manuals clearly show the designated positions to be taken up by each company's officers - that is where they would be expected to be and where higher ups would look for them. Of course, these manuals only show how it was supposed to be and do not prove how it actually may have been.
Robert A. Mosher

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