Napoleon Series Archive 2003

The deat of Macara

Another version of the death of Macara:

“In the battle of Genappe, the brave Lieut.Col. Macara, 42d regiment, K.C.B., whose death was deeply avenged by his comrades. He was wounded about the middle of the engagement, and was in the act of being carried of the field by four of his men, when a party of French unexpectedly surrounded and made them all prisoners. Perceiving by the Colonel’s numerous decorative distinctions, that he was an officer of rank, and possibly considering the difficulty of retaining him as a prisoner, they immediately cut him down, with his faithful attendants.”

Taken from “Military and biographical notices of the fallen heroes” in Booth’s ‘The Battle of Waterloo etc.’ Vol. I (London 1817) p.301

best regards, Geert

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