A happy Christmas to you.I have been reading 'Horror recollected in tranquillity' by Frederick Hope Pattison (Captain 33rd(Duke of Wellington's) Reg.).He says, of the 69th at Quatre Bras,
'a large body of cuirassiers were seen approaching at great speed. Perceiving that we (the 33rd) were ready to receive them, and that the 69th, which was to our left, was still in open column of companies, they brought their left shoulders forward, and passing us by at full gallop, dashed in amongst them, when a terrible sabring ensued'. He also has his regiment charging for the shelter of the Bossu woods, 'in rather a precipitous manner' due to enemy artillery fire. Perhaps the Prince of Orange was not entirely to blame?