The Napoleon Series


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15 April 2019

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