That a Party! Saint Patrick's Day 1813
The winter of 1813 saw the British army
stationed along the Portuguese - Spanish waiting for the
coming of the next campaign. The 88th Infantry
Regiment was an Irish Regiment known as the Connaught
Rangers. The regimental officers celebrated their
"founding" day on 17 March, which is Saint Patrick's Day;
Saint Patrick being the patron saint of Ireland.
Fact or Fiction?
How reliable are memoirs and other primary source accounts?
de Groot, Bas
The Memoirs of Adriaan
Frans Meijer, Lieutenant-General in the Army of the Kingdom of the
Netherlands, 1786-1841, over the years 1808 -- 1812
The first English transcription of his memoirs.
From the Memoirs of Jan-Willem
van Wetering. The Year 1809.
The memoirs of a Dutch grenadier.
is Longer than the Pen
In Waterloo - New Perspectives, David
Hamilton-Williams writes about Napoléon's Lancers:
"Able to impale a standing or mounted enemy by the force
of his forward impetus, he could also make stabbing
thrusts at men crouching or lying flat on the ground,
something virtually impossible for sword- or
sabre-armed cavalry." Was this really impossible?
The Art of Alexander Cavalie Mercer
Campaign sketches by the famous British artillery officer. These
illustrations have never been published before!
Howard, Alan J.
Bivouac Close to the Gates of Paris
A letter from Lieutenant James Howard, 8 July
1815. Published in "The Empire, Toronto," 28 April 1888,
Koch, Johannes C. H.
The Autobiography of J.C.F. Koch
Translated by Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar
Johannes Koch was a Duch soldier who enlisted in 1803 as a private and would retire 45 years later as a lieutenant colonel. He served in the armies of the Batavian Republic, the Kingdom of Holland, the French Empire, and the Netherlands, from 1803 to 1848. He saw action in Germany, the Peninsula, at Waterloo, and the War of Belgian Secession.
The Diary of Albertus Perk and the
Siege of Naarden: 1813-1814
Translated and edited by Bas de Groot
The diary of an 18 year-old Dutch man who was called up to serve in the Dutch Landstorm during the turbulent days of late 1813 and early 1814.
Roorda van Eysinga, P.P.
Waterloo Memoir of P.P. Roorda van Eysinga
Translated and edited by Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar
The diary of a young officer in the Dutch 19th National Militia Infantry Battalion during the Waterloo Campaign.
The Truth About
There are numerous memoires from the Napoleonic
era. Many people who had close association with the
Emperor seem to have kept notes or journals and later
converted them to memoires, either by their own hand or
with the help of a ghostwriter.