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Organisation of the Savoy/Piedmont Sardinian Armies 1792-1815 By Ludovic Isnard Years 1799-1802: The Austrian-Piedmont army and the French annexation The image depicts the charge of the Dragons du Roi regiment against French dragoons at the end of the Battle of Mondovi, 1796.   Click on the link to access the article: Years 1799-1802 Savoy Piemonte […]
An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816 Bibliography Select Bibliography A. Allen, An Account of The Campaign in Mysore 1799 Ed. (Calcutta: University Printing and Publishing c.1900) A Beatson A View of the Origin and Conduct of the War with Tippoo Sultan 1799 (W. Bulmer 1800) N. Beamish, History of the King’s German Legion, (Sussex: […]
An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816 Appendices Appendix 1 Swiss Officers who served elsewhere in the British army: Marechal Antoine de Salis Marschling 1782-1813 served under Wellington and in Sicily. Lieutenant General Francois Louis Pasmes de Saint Saphorin, 1668-1737. A Genevan Soldier and UK Ambassador, Austria Colonel Daniel Frischmann, 1728-1808 in the […]
An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816 Chapter 9: Canada 1813-1816   De Meuron Regiment Uniform 1812, Service D’Angleterre 1805-1816 (courtesy Musee d’Histoire Neuchatel)   On the 4th May 1813, the anniversary of the storming of Seringapatam, the De Meuron Regiment was complimented by General Hildebrand Oakes, for their steady conduct and discipline. […]
An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816 Chapter 7: The Campaigns in Mysore In June 1799, Lord Harris had warned of risings by ‘formidable banditti,’ principally referring to a rebel, Dhoondia Waugh, or Dhondia Wagh, the self-proclaimed, ‘King of the Two Worlds’ with 20,000 troops and Poligars, or Polygars, threatening the territory of the […]
An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816 During campaigns in Ceylon, India, the Mediterranean and Canada. By David C. J. Howell De Meuron Regiment Uniform 1812, Service D’Angleterre 1805-1816 (courtesy Musee d’Histoire Neuchatel)   Acknowledgements My thanks are due to Alistair Nichols for his constructive guidance and valuable input, to Andrew Cormack and David […]
An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816 During campaigns in Ceylon, India, the Mediterranean and Canada. By David C. J. Howell De Meuron Regiment 1795-1805 (Image courtesy New York Public Library) Preface An extensive history of The Meuron Regiment was published by a member of the de Meuron family in 1982, alas for a regiment that fought […]
Army of the Kingdom of Naples 1806-1815 This is the start of a series of articles about the Army of the Kingdom of Naples by Adam Walczak. 1st Neapolitan Infantry Regiment 2nd Neapolitan Line Regiment
Napoleon, The Hundred Days Epoch: The Emperor and his 1815 Armies, in five volumes by Scott Bowden and Peter Cross   Project Overview There has never been an English language study of the organization and composition of all the French Imperial armies of 1815 as set against the background of a massive financial crisis gripping […]
The British Conquest of Ceylon and the Massacre at Kandy 1803 By David Howell Background Towards the end of the American War of Independence, the Dutch joined France in a coalition against the British which reverberated across the world to the Indian Sub-continent and where Lord Macartney, the Governor of Madras 1781-1785, quickly saw an […]
A Century of The Russian Ministry of War 1802-1902 General Staff Historical Department (Translated into English from the original Russian by Peter Phillips) The Development of Tactics & Training In The Russian Army, 1801 to 1814. Cavalry Regulations 1801-1814. Dmitry Vladimirovich Golitsyn   Contents: Cavalry regulations post 1796. 1805: The practise of instruction concerning exercises […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Table of contents Translated by Greg Gorsuch TABLE OF CONTENTS Pages SOURCES CONSULTED: V PREFACE: IX FOREWORD: 1 CHAPTER I THE POLICY OF THE LANDGRAVE OF HESSE-DARMSTADT BEFORE ITS ENTRY INTO THE CONFEDERATION OF THE RHINE: 9 CHAPTER II THE TROOPS OF DARMSTADT AND NASSAU: 19 CHAPTER III CAMPAIGN OF 1806-1807 […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Table of illustrations Translated by Greg Gorsuch FRONTISPICE:  Fusiliers of the Hessian Guards Regiment and of the Nassau 2nd Infantry Regiment (1809). [Plate inset in colors, after the watercolor by Captain Rozat de Mandres, from La France en campagne] Pages: Darmstadt: 21 1806. Marshal AUGEREAU, Commander of the 7th Corps: […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Appendix II Translated by Greg Gorsuch Iconographic sources to consult with respect to the uniforms of the contingents from Hesse-Darmstadt and Nassau (1806-1813) (All the plates cited are coloured).   Hesse-Darmstadt BECK u. K. VON HAHN. — Geschichte des Grossherzoglich Hessischen Feldartillerie Regiment no 25. Berlin, Mittler und Sohn, 1899 1803 […]
A Century of The Russian Ministry of War 1802-1902 General Staff Historical Department Translated from the Russian by Peter Phillips Military Training in The Reign of Tsar Paul I (Part Six)   Artillery. The reign of Emperor Paul, and in particular the activities of Count Arakcheev, were most significant in the history of the development […]
A Century of The Russian Ministry of War 1802-1902 General Staff Historical Department Translated from the Russian by Peter Phillips   Military Training in the Reign of Tsar Paul I (Part One)                   Subalterns and Grenadiers Leib Grenadier Regiment 1797-1801       On 6th [17th] November […]
Histoire de la Campagne de Russie Greg Gorsuch continues to translate documents for the website with Histoire de la Campagne de Russie by Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire. This work examines the history of Russia leading to the campaign of 1812.   History of the Campaign of Russia Part 1 History of the Campaign of Russia […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Appendix II Translated by Greg Gorsuch ICONOGRAPHIC SOURCES TO CONSULT with respect to the uniforms of the contingents from Hesse-Darmstadt and Nassau (1806-1813) (All the plates cited are colored). 1.Hesse-Darmstadt. BECK u. K. VON HAHN. — Geschichte des Grossherzoglich Hessischen Feldartillerie Regiment no 25. Berlin, Mittler und Sohn, 1899. 1803 […]
A Century of The Russian Ministry of War  1802-1902 General Staff Historical Department Translated by Peter Phillips The Reign of Emperor Paul I Petrovich 1796 – 1801   The institution of the imperial family. – Domestic policy. – Foreign policy. – The Russian army during the reign of Emperor Paul I. – Gatchina troops (Garde de […]
Were the Portuguese Caçadores Armed with Baker Rifles? By Moisés Gaudêncio               Battle of Bussaco     In the Peninsular War the Portuguese Army was an important part of the allied forces, under the overall command of the Duke of Wellington, which fought the French armies in Portugal and […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau Chapter VII: War in Spain 1810-13 The 1st Infantry Regiment of Nassau with the Army of Catalonia (1810-1813) Translated by Greg Gorsuch The Manresa expedition. The Barcelona garrison. Disarmament of the regiment and the chasseurs à cheval of Nassau in 1813. While the main masses of the French armies conquered, […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Chapter VII – 1812 Translated by Greg Gorsuch 1812 The Darmstadt contingent defending Badajoz.  Loss of the place. The Hessians are taken as prisoners to England. The campaign against Wellington was not successful for Marshal Masséna; Soult, for his part, remained in Andalusia without having supported the efforts of the […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Chapter VII – 1810 and 1811 Translated by Greg Gorsuch 1810 and 1811 – The partisan war against the guerrillas. Feats of arms of the chasseurs à cheval of Nassau. After the four great battles of 1809 in the peninsula in which the German Division took a glorious part, our […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau Chapter VII: War in Spain 1809 Translated by Greg Gorsuch BATTLE OF TALAVERA Wellington was advancing by the right bank of the Tagus, after having rallied Cuesta’s army: he presented a force of 80,000 men, English, Portuguese, Spaniards; on his right, the army of Venegas marched on Toledo, and 10,000 […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau Chapter VII Translated by Greg Gorsuch WAR OF SPAIN In the first volumes of this work[1] we have already followed the marches and operations of the division of the Confederation of the Rhine in Spain, and witnessed its feats of arms in the Army of the Center; in a more recent […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau; Chapter VI IV: Battle of Leipzig (16, 17, 18, 19 October). Translated by Greg Gorsuch To face the Army of Bohemia, to which Schwarzenberg brought 160,000 soldiers to the front of Großpösna, Güldengossa and Großdeuden, south of Leipzig, the Emperor relied on 115,000 men on the three villages of Liebertwolkwitz, […]