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15 September 2019

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 5: Uniforms and Iconographic Sources

More British Foot Guards Regimental Returns in British Army Regimental Returns: 1st Foot Guards 1815

1st Foot Guards April 1815

We close with an update to our review of Operations of the Armée du Nord: 1815. The author has provided a video in which he examines the material in the above books and shows a possible conspiracy to undermine Napoleon at the highest levels. It is worth watching.

 

31 August 2019

Christopher Coffey, who collects old documents, provides us with images of the Law for Re-establishing Slavery in the French Colonies

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 4 Part II: The Campaign of 1813

More British Foot Guards Regimental Returns in British Army Regimental Returns: 1st Foot Guards 1815

1st Foot Guards March 1815

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The 95th Rifles
Enlisted Memoirs

15 August 2019

Today is the 250th birthday of Napoleon. In honor of this Greenhill Books is offering another free e-book. John Gill’s With Eagles to Glory will be free on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk  (but not the Pen & Sword website) on the 15th and 16th August - then 99c/99p for 10 days after that (26th August).

Christopher Coffey who collects old documents provides us with images of Napoleon's Proclamation to the French People on Brumaire.

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 4 Part I: The Campaign of 1813

More British Foot Guards Regimental Returns in British Army Regimental Returns: 1st Foot Guards 1815

1st Foot Guards February 1815

We update Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Eades, Michael to Eyre, Thomas
Faddy, Peter to Fyler, John
Gabb, George to Gwynne, John

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Infantry

We close with a review of The Hunt for Moore’s Gold: Investigating the Loss of the British Army’s Military Chest during the Retreat to Corunna

31 July 2019

Greenhill Books is offering another free e-book. John Gill’s With Eagles to Glory will be free on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk  (but not the Pen & Sword website) on the 15th and 16th August - then 99c/99p for 10 days after that (26th August).

In a new series we bring you copies of the regimental returns that were submitted every month by each regiment. Our first installment will beigns with the British Army Regimental Returns: 1st Foot Guards 1815

1st Foot Guards 1815

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part VIII: The Campaign of 1812

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Infantry

We close with a review of: The Two Battles of Copenhagen 1801 and 1807: Britain & Denmark in the Napoleonic Wars

15 July 2019

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part VII: The Campaign of 1812

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

The Army of Occupation of F rance: December 1815

We update Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Corrections

We close with a review of The Making of a Rifles Officer: the Life and Letters of Colonel George Miller CB FRS (1786 – 1843

30 June 2019

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part VI: The Campaign of 1812

Richard Tennant examines Why the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro Was Wellington’s ‘Worse Scrape’ in 1811

Steve Brown updates his British Artillery Companies and the Men Who Led Them – 1793 To 1815

7th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Artillery

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

France: November 1815

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars::

The 95th Rifles

We update Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Wackholtz, Friederich to Wyse, Francis

We close with a pair of reviews:

Operations of the Armée du Nord: 1815
Marengo: the Victory that Placed the Crown of France on Napoleon’s Head

15 June 2019

Dick Tennant provides Some Thoughts on Communication on the Battlefield from the British Perspective

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part V: The Campaign of 1812

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

France: October 1815

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Royal Engineers

31 May 2019

In Richard Tennant's study of River Crossings in the Peninsular War we look at

Crossing of the Tagus River: from Almaraz to Toledo

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part IV: The Campaign of 1812

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

France: September 1815

We close with a review of The Hunt for Moore’s Gold: Investigating the Loss of the British Army’s Military Chest during the Retreat to Corunna

15 May 2019

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Flanders: August 1815

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part II: The Campaign of 1812 (Please note I have added some new materiual to this section.)

Chapter 3 Part III: The Campaign of 1812

In Richard Tennant's study of River Crossings in the Peninsular War we look at

Crossing of the Tagus River: from Alcantra to Almaraz

We update Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Cabell, George to Cuyler, Henry
Corrections

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Royal Engineers

We have An Interview with Robert Burnham about His New Book: Wellington’s Foot Guards at Waterloo

We close with a review of Far in Advance: the Peninsular War Paintings of Christa Hook

30 April 2019

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part II: The Campaign of 1812

In Richard Tennant's study of River Crossings in the Peninsular War we look at

Crossing of the Tagus River: the Bridge at Alcantra

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Flanders: July 1815

Robert Mosher updates his article: The Lost First Consul Found, Along with a New Mystery: “Napoleon” by Daniel Chester French

We update Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Corrections

We close with a review of: With the Guards in Flanders: The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795

 

30 April 2019

More on the Saxons from Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part II: The Campaign of 1812

In Richard Tennant's study of River Crossings in the Peninsular War we look at

Crossing of the Tagus River: the Bridge at Alcantra

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Flanders: July 1815

Robert Mosher updates his article: The Lost First Consul Found, Along with a New Mystery: “Napoleon” by Daniel Chester French

We update Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Corrections

We close with a review of With the Guards in Flanders: The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795

15 April 2019

In December 1995, Fons Libert created the Napoleon Series. Over the next year it grew quite large and Fons asked its members for help. Among those who volunteered were Tony Broughton, Tom Holmberg, and myself. For the next 22 years volunteers have come and gone, but the three of us continued to build the website into what it has become. We currently have three other volunteers who have stepped up, David Markham: Greg Gorsuch and Steve Brown. They also have been helping out over many years. The six of us have a variety of roles, but the most important one for me is that they provide much needed input on the running of the site and long term planning. I could not do it without them. On a side note I have known all of them for at least ten years or in the case of Tony and Tom, for almost 25 years. Yet I have never ttalked with any of them on the telephone or met them in person. The one exception is Steve Brown whom I have had the pleasure of touring the battlefields of Spain and Portugal with in 2018 and hosting him and his wife at my home. For more information about these individuals who are so important to running the Napoleon Series click on: The Napoleon Series Team

We are always looking for new people to help. If you would like to please contact me. Thanks! Bob Burnham

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815 we have the important month of June. These are the official returns of the state of the British Army a week after Waterloo. In them you will find the strength of each regiment, how many men had died since the last return, how many were in the hospital, how many were missing, etc.

Flanders: June 1815

In Richard Tennant's study of River Crossings in the Peninsular War we look at

Crossing of the Tagus River from Vila Velha to Alcantra

Greg Gorsuch continues his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 3 Part I: The Campaign of 1812

31 March 2019

Greg Gorsuch continues his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 2 Part II: The Campaign of 1809

Richard Tennant looks at River Crossings in the Peninsular War

Crossings of the Coa River

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Flanders: May 1815

We update Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Corrections

We close with a review of: Riflemen: The History of the 5th Battalion, 60th (Royal American) Regiment 1797-1818

15 March 2019

In a new study Richard Tennant looks at River Crossings in the Peninsular War

Crossings of the River Agueda

Greg Gorsuch continues his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 2 Part I: The Campaign of 1809

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Flanders: April 1815

We update Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Macalister, James to Mylne, William

We close with a review of:

They Turned Out So Ill! The Independent Companies of Foreigners 1812 – 14: French Deserters in the British Army

26 February 2019

Alistair Nichols writes about a little known unit in the British Army in Officers and Organisation of the Dutch Brigade 1802

Greg Gorsuch continues his translation Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 1 Part IV: The Campaign of 1806 - 1807 -- the Battle of Friedland

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Flanders: March 1815

Ron McGugian and Gareth Glover provides corrections to Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Corrections

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

General Officers
The Infantry
The Militia and Fencible Regiments

We close with a review of Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupation of France after Napoleon

10 February 2019

Fernando Ortiz looks at Civilian Casualties during the Sack of Badajoz 1812

Greg Gorsuch continues his translation Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 1 Part III: The Campaign of 1806 - 1807

In the British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Flanders: February 1815

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Foot Guards
The Infantry

Gareth Glover provides corrections to Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

Corrections

We close with a review of The Sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo, 1810 and 1812: The Peninsular War

31 January 2019

The team of Mark Tadeusz Łałowski and Jonathan North bring you:

A Polish Officer in the Peninsular War: the Memoirs of Captain Józef Kozłowski, 9th Infantry Regiment of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw

We have started a new project: British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Flanders: January 1815

Dick Tennant finishes his study of Cartography and Cartographers of the Peninsular War in Maps in the Peninsular War

 Study 3 – Wellington’s Advance to the Ebro June 1813
Conclusions

Greg Gorsuch continues his translation Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 1 Part II: The Campaign of 1806 - 1807

We close with a review of: Charles Oman's A History of the Peninsular War

15 January 2019

Greg Gorsuch translates Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles: Volume III the Saxons in Our Ranks

Chapter 1: The Campaign of 1806 - 1807

In Steve Brown's British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them – 1793 to 1815

The 89th Foot

From the Antony Broughton Collection: The Uniform Plates of Richard Knötel: the Kingdom of Saxony 1784 - 1813

Dick Tennant continues his study of Cartography and Cartographers of the Peninsular War in Maps in the Peninsular War

Study 2 – British Staff Maps

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Infantry

We close with a review of: A Light Infantryman with Wellington: The Letters of Captain George Ulrich Barlow, 52nd and 69th Foot, 1808-1815