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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, […]
The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau Operations in Pomerania: Sieges of Graudenz, Colberg and Stralsund. Translated by Greg Gorsuch The great operations against the Prussians were finished; our allies from Hesse and Nassau would not wage open war against the Russians and would not appear at Eylau or Friedland:  but they would be employed in siege […]
Our Allies the Bavarians Appendix V: Memories of General d’Albignac                       GENERAL MAURICE D’ALBIGNAC.[1] (From the portrait belonging to the Comte de Chansiergues.)   D’Albignac, in 1812, was adjutant-commander, chief of staff of the 6th Corps formed of the Bavarian contingents and commanded by Gouvion […]
Our Allies the Bavarians: Table of Contents Pages. PREFACE. Sources consulted…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. VIII CHAPTER I.   THE POLICY OF BAVARIA AND THE BAVARIAN ELECTORATE ARMY FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION UNTIL THE CAMPAIGN OF 1805   The Elector Charles-Theodore and the military reorganization of Rumford. –The Bavarian contingents in the Imperial Army, from 1793 to the peace of […]
Our Allies the Bavarians: Table of Illustrations  1. Plates outside the text. Pages. Bavarian division general (1806)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1 [After Martinet.] BAVARIAN CAVALRY (1804)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 17      2nd Regiment of Dragoons. [After Knötel, Uniformenkunde.] BAVARIAN LIGHT BATTALION (1812)………………………………………………………………………………………….. 45      1st Battalion “Gédoni”, 3rd Battalion “Bernclau”. [After Knötel, Uniformenkunde.] BAVARIAN INFANTRY (1809)………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 95      3rd Regiment “Preysing”, […]
Our Allies the Bavarians – Appendix III: A letter from Marshal Lefebvre to the Emperor during the Tyrolean campaign. (Communication from Mr. André DUBOSC, according to the Archives of War.)   Innsbruck, 12 August 1809. Sire, It is therefore said that I must make my first retreat in front of the furious peasants.  My last […]
Our Allies the Bavarians: Appendices I. On Generals Deroy and von Wrede (Archives of General Ameil). II. Capitulation of the fortress of Plassenburg. III.  A letter from Marshal Lefebvre to the Emperor, during the Tyrol campaign (War Archives). IV. Captain von Voelderndorff’s report on pillaging soldiers, 1812. V. Affairs of Polotsk (Memoires of General d’Albignac). […]