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Albuera 1811 – The Electronic Archives: Details of the Battle from the Diary of Edward C. Close

Edited by Guy Dempsey

Lieutenant Edward Close of the 48th Foot built a church in Australia in fulfillment of a promise he made to himself if he survived the battle.  His rare recollections of the battle, published in the Diary of E.C. Close (London nd) demonstrate that the Colborne's brigade had suffered severe casualties even before it was charged by the Lancers of the Vistula.

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Pages 30 - 31
Pages 32 - 33
Pages 34 - 35

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2008

 

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