The Napoleon Series: What's New?


31 December

On behalf of the Napoleon Series Team, we wish one and all a happy New Year!

In our 24th and last update of the year, we close 2007 with a variety of articles:

From Greg Gorsuch's translation of Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon, we have:

Chapter Five

Stephen Millar looks at an incident that strained British - Spanish relations in 1804:

Seizing the Gold of Spain: the Action off Cape Santa Maria

Roberto Scattolin looks at some discrepancies in Bartolomeo Bortolini's military career:

A Long Way to Glory: Questions on Bartolomeo Bortolini

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Fate of the Great Citadel: Alexandria (Alessandria)

Added to Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Robert William O'Callaghan
John Oswald
Denis Pack
Francis Slater Rebow

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online

The Spanish Romana Division in Hamburg (1807 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers

We close out the year with a review of a murder mystery novel about the French invasion of Russia in 1812:

The Officer's Prey

Congratulations to Kevin Pryor for winning 1st Place and Paul Charnley Honorable Mention in the 12th Anniversary of the Napoleon Series Hunor Contest!

15 December

Interested in Contributing a Paper to the Napoleon Series? We have developed a writing and style guide! This guide was developed based on eleven years of editing over 4,000 papers that have been submitted to the Series. Although most papers follow the guide in spirit, almost all have minor problems. This in itself may not appear to be a major issue, however we publish over 1,000 new items a year. We spend hundreds of hours every year formatting these papers to ensure that all contributions published by the Napoleon Series will have a uniform look. Much of the guide is common sense and if followed by the author, will reduce the amount of time needed to edit a paper. For example, html can not handle Tabs or columns. If the author uses either in his paper, all must be removed. So the guide tells the writer what to use instead of Tabs and columns.  

Any paper received after 31 August 2007, must follow these guidelines, unless given prior approval by the editor.  Those papers that do not follow these  guidelines will be sent back to the author for revision.

This guide is not intended to limit the content of any contribution; rather it is designed to aid authors in properly formatting their articles and to reduce the amount of time spent editing the articles.

A copy of the guide can be found at: Napoleon Series Format and Style Guide

Congratulations to the winners of the 2006 Napoleon Series Writing Contest! To see the winning papers, click on the 2006 Napoleon Series Writing Contest

This week we have:

With his 42nd installment, Tony Broughton finishes his Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815! It first began in January 2006 and is longest running series of articles that the Napoleon Series has ever published!

Xaintrailles to Zoltowski

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Waiting for Macdonald's Army (May-June 1799): The Battles of Bassignana and Marengo

More British generals in Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

James Kempt
John Lambert
William Lumley

Henry Mackinnon

James Curlin adds to Caroline Miley's Napoleonic War Art: Paintings, Graphic Art and Sculptures depicting Individuals or Scenes associated with the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

French Army Officer Portraits

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online

The British Navy in 1799: the Uniform Plates of Thomas Rowlandson

We close with a pair of reviews:

Chasseurs à Cheval of Napoleon’s Guard

The Fall of Napoleon: The Allied Invasion of France, 1813–1814

30 November

In another first for the Napoleon Series, Alexander Mikaberidze translates the first English version of the Russian Army Regulation of 1812:

Statute on Commanding a Large Active Army

Mark Bois looks at the demographics of a British infantry battalion in 1815:

The Inniskillings at Waterloo 

Stephen Millar examines d'Erlon's role on 16 June 1815:

The Key to Victory: General d’Erlon’s I Corps, 16 June 1815

More Generals from Tony Broughton adds to his Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Walther to Wurmser

Roberto Scattolin provides a biography of an Italian soldier who followed Napoleon from Egypt to Waterloo:

The Weight of Honour: Bartolomeo Bortolini’s Military Career

More British generals in Ron McGuigan's British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Colquhoun Grant
Samuel Venables Hinde

In the Campaign of 1799 in Italy Enrico Acerbi looks at:

May 1799 The fall of the Sardinian Fortresses

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online more Uniform Plates of Friedrich Neumann

Austrian Freikorps and Landwehr of the Wars of Liberation
Hanoverian Freikorps and Landwehr of the Wars of Liberation

15 November

Stephen Millar looks at French revolutionary tribunals in:

‘Odious beyond its original perversion’: Fouquier-Tinville and the Tribunal Revolutionnaire of Paris

Another chapter is translated by Greg Gorsuch of Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon:

Chapter Four

Paul Dawson looks at horses in:

Artillery Horses: Harness and Draught of the Napoleonic Era

In Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Swiss Border Combats: June - Securing the Border

More Generals from Tony Broughton in his Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Vabre to Voulland

From Ron McGuigan in his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

William Thomas Dilkes
John Milley Doyle
Benjamin D'Urban
Thomas William Fermor

Alexander Mikaberidze updates his:

Recollections about the Last Officer of Napoleon’s Army

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online more Uniform Plates of Friedrich Neumann

Frankfurt Volunteers of the Wars of Liberation
Hanseatic Cities (Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen) Volunteers of the Wars of Liberation

31 October

Martin Aaron spent months in the Public Record Office looking at the records of those units that served at Waterloo. His first article is a company by company examination of the manpower and casualties of the :

2nd Battalion 69th (South Lincolnshire) Foot during the Waterloo Campaign

John Grodzinski writes about a Canadian who died at Waterloo:

A Canadian Peninsular and Waterloo Man: The Story of Captain Alexander Macnab, 2/30th Foot

Tony Broughton adds to his study of Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Urre de Molans to Urtubie de Rogicourt

Stephen Millar looks at the French at Friedland:

French Order of Battle for Friedland: 14 June 1807

More British Generals from Ron McGuigan in his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Robert Burne
George De Grey

Greg Gorsuch adds to his translation of Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon:

Chapter Three

And in Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy we back up to April 1799 with:

Battle of Magnano: Armée d'Italie Situation 5 April 1799

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online more Uniform Plates of Friedrich Neumann

Hessen-Kassel Landwehr and Volunteers of the Wars of Liberation
Saxony-Weimar Volunteers of the Wars of Liberation
Würzburg Volunteers of the Wars of Liberation

A review of a young adult novel:

An Innocent Soldier

15 October

Alexander Mikaberidze adds to his Memoirs from the Russian Archives with:

Recollections about the Last Officer of Napoleon’s Army

Stephen Millar writes about Manuel Godoy in:

The Royal Favorite: Manuel Francisco Domingo de Godoy, Prince of the Peace

More British Generals from Ron McGuigan in his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Victor Baron Alten
Charles Ashworth
George Baron Bock
John Buchan

Greg Gorsuch adds to his translation of Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon:

Chapter Two

While Tony Broughton continues his study of Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Taponier to Turreau de Garambouville

And in Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Swiss Border Combats - May

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online the Uniform Plates of Friedrich Neumann

Bavarian Volunteers and Landwehr of the Wars of Liberation
Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz Volunteers of the Wars of Liberation
Saxony Volunteers and Landwehr of the Wars of Liberation

We close a reveiw of:

The French Macdonald: The 1825 Travel Diary of Jacques Etienne Joseph Alexandre Macdonald

30 September

Greg Gorsuch never rests! This week is the first installment of his translation of Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire's Popular History of Napoleon, which was one of the first full length biographies on Napoleon and was originally published in 1857. This is the first translation of the book into English!

Introduction
Chapter One

Alexander Mikaberidze provides more Russian primary source material for his Memoirs from the Russian Archives with:

Excerpts from the Memoirs of Fieldmarshal Prince Sacken

More French generals in Tony Broughton's Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Sheldon to Suzamicq

In Digby Smith's: A Biographical Dictionary of Austrian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars

Baader - Bussey

Enrico Acerbi's adds to his study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Piedmont’s Invasion Begins (May 1799)

Stephen Millar finishes his study of French Colonels and Colonels-in-Chief (1789):

Infantry Regiments Number 81 - 104

We close with reviews of:

Greenhill's magnificent new edition of John Elting's Napoleonic Uniforms

Inside Wellington's Peninsular Army

Waterloo Commanders: Napoleon, Wellington and Blücher

15 September

This week we have Issue #7 of the War of 1812 Magazine:

Editorials

Editorial by John R. Grodzinski

Articles

“Old Ironsides” On The Lakes by Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U. S. Navy (Retired)

The Top 25 Books on the War of 1812 by Donald R. Hickey

Much To Be Desired: The Campaign Experience of British General Officers of the War of 1812 by John Grodzinski

Dispatches

Answer to Question 1010: Colours Captured by Either Side During the War of 1812

Question 1011: I have noticed that there are two different spellings for the Battle of Chippawa / Chippewa.  What is the correct spelling?

Documents, Artefacts and Imagery

War on the Ice: the British Attack on Ogdensburg, 21 February 1813 by Donald Graves

A Bible Belonging to Brigadier General John Parker Boyd, U.S. Army by John R. Grodzinski

Extracts from the Journal of a Subaltern's Wife Written in Canada during the Years 1812, 1813 & 1814 by Dianne Graves

Reviews: Books, Film, Collectables and Ephemera

Scouts Re-enact War of 1812: A Second Update by John R. Grodzinski

Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry Figurine by John R. Grodzinski

Miscellaneous

National Park Service Grants Available for Battlefield Preservation Projects

31 August

We added the following this week:

Digby Smith has started a new biographical dictionary on the Napoleon Series: A Biographical Dictionary of Austrian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars. The first installment is:

Adler - Aussess

More in Tony Broughton's study of Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Scalfort to Serviez

Ron McGuigan adds more to his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Manley Power
Lord Somerset
Richard Hussey Vivian
Wilson, Robert  Thomas

More French colonels from Stephen Millar in his French Colonels and Colonels-in-Chief (1789):

Infantry Regiments Number 61 - 80

Roberto Scattolin traces the roots of an old Italian veteran in:

Dans le Sillage de l’Honneur: Historiographical Specifications on the Trentine Memories of Bartolomeo Bortolini

In Enrico Acerbi's study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Combat of Cassano and the Verderio Affair (April 27)

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online, more Saxons from Alexander Sauerweid!

The Uniforms of the Saxon Army in 1811

15 August

For those of you who have forgotten, today is Napoleon's birthday. If he had been alive today, he would have been 238!

Interested in Contributing a Paper to the Napoleon Series? We have developed a writing and style guide! This guide was developed based on eleven years of editing over 4,000 papers that have been submitted to the Series. Although most papers follow the guide in spirit, almost all have minor problems. This in itself may not appear to be a major issue, however we publish over 1,000 new items a year. We spend hundreds of hours every year formatting these papers to ensure that all contributions published by the Napoleon Series will have a uniform look. Much of the guide is common sense and if followed by the author, will reduce the amount of time needed to edit a paper. For example, html can not handle Tabs or columns. If the author uses either in his paper, all must be removed. So the guide tells the writer what to use instead of Tabs and columns.  

Any paper received after 31 August 2007, must follow these guidelines, unless given prior approval by the editor.  Those papers that do not follow these  guidelines will be sent back to the author for revision.

This guide is not intended to limit the content of any contribution; rather it is designed to aid authors in properly formatting their articles and to reduce the amount of time spent editing the articles.

A copy of the guide can be found at: Napoleon Series Format and Style Guide

We added the following this week:

Stephen Millar looks at the French Peerage on the eve of the Revolution:

The Ancien Régime Peerage (4 August 1789)

Caroline Miley provides us with:

A Peninsular War E-Text Bibliography of Memoirs

After twenty-eight months and 64 installments, Greg Gorsuch finishes his superb translation of St. Hilaire's The History of the Imperial Guard:

Table of Contents

More British Generals from Ron McGuigan in his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Henry de Hinüber
William Inglis
George Allan Madden
Warren Marmaduke Peacocke

From Enrico Acerbi's study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Combats of Trezzo and Vaprio (April 26)

Tony Broughton continues with to his study of Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Sabardin to Saynet Wittgenstein

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online, we bring over 275 images of the Bavarian Army in The Bavarian Army 1800 - 1815: the Uniform Plates of Johann Cantler! These include:

General Officers and the Staff
The Cavalry: 1800 - 1805
The Cavalry: 1809 - 1813
The Cavalry: 1814 - 1815
The Infantry: 1800 - 1802
The Infantry: 1803 - 1804
The Infantry: 1805
The Infantry: 1806
The Infantry: 1807
The Infantry: 1808 - 1809
The Infantry: 1811
The Infantry: 1812 - 1813
The Infantry: 1814
The Artillery and Engineers: 1800 - 1806
The Artillery and Engineers: 1807 - 1814
The Gendarmes: 1813
Special Troops: 1799 - 1812

We close with a review by Ron McGuigan of:

The Eagle's Last Triumph: Napoleon's Victory at Ligny, June 1815

31 July

Jeff Lewis provides us a table of military ranks used in the armies of the major combatants of the era:

A Table of Military Ranks by Country

More British Generals from Ron McGuigan in his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815:

Thomas Sydney Beckwith
Thomas Bradford

William Brooke
John Byng

More primary source material from Alexander Mikaberidze's The Battle of Borodino

Rayevsky to Dokhturov, 11 [23] September 1812, No. 280, from Lukovna
Lavrov to Kutuzov, No. 1116, [n.d.] September 1812
Uvarov to Barclay de Tolly, 3 [15] September 1812
Stroganov to Konovnitsyn, 6 [18] September 1812
Shakhovsky to Konovnitsyn, 7 [19] September 1812 [1]

In Enrico Acerbi's study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Battle of Lecco (April 25 to 27, 1799)

Tony Broughton adds to his Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815 with:

Rheinwald to Ruty

Not only does Greg Gorsuch translate the text to The History of the Imperial Guard, he also plays the music on the piano in:

Music of the Imperial Guard

Roberto Scattolin looks at the inaccuracies in one of Ralph Waldo Emerson's work on Napoleon:

General Bonaparte’s Italian Campaigns: Critical and Strategic Annotations on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essay

A review by Tom Holmberg of:

The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: A Political, Social, and Military History

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online:

The Russian Army in 1805 - 1807: the Uniform Plates of Johann Voltz

15 July

John Grodzinski tells the story of a Canadian at Badajoz:

“Universally Esteemed by His Brothers in Arms:” Lieutenant Edward de Salaberry, R.E. at Badajoz, 6 April 1812

Alexander Mikaberidze provides us with a virtual tour of:

Prince Achilles Murat’s Grave in Tallahassee, Florida

Ron McGuigan adds more entries to his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

George Anson
William Anson
Matthew Aylmer
Henry Bayly

Stephen Millar looks at the political make up of Italy in 1794:s

States and Sovereigns in the Italian Peninsula:  1 January 1794

More Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815 from Tony Broughton

Radermacher to Reynier de Jarjayes

From Greg Gorsuch's translation of The History of the Imperial Guard:

Biographical Notes

The sieges of the fortresses are covered in Enrico Acerbi's Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Clearing the Lombardy Fortesses

One of the great things about the Napoleon Series is the exchange of information that occurs all the time. In the past if a magazine published an article, it could take months before any corrections or additions could be made to the article. With the internet, it can be a matter of hours or days. For example, Alexander Mikaberidze begun his Borodino series of articles on 30 June and already we have some changes, to it based on information provided by Eman Vovsi!

Order of Battle of the Allied Army

30 June

Congratulations to Robert Henry who won a copy of Greenhill's Napoleonic Uniforms that will be published this summer! This contest was only open to readers of the Napoleon Series. One of the many benefits of visiting the Napoleon Series!

Alexander Mikaberidze has written a book called "The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon versus Kutuzov." He has a lot of primary source and other material that could not be included in the book, because his publisher set a page limit its length. Alex has donated the material to the Napoleon Series. It can be found at The Battle of Borodino. Included in this updated are the French and Russian Orders-of-Battles, plus five reports by various Russian generals and senior officers. Many of these reports have never been published in English until now. The reports include:

Mikhail Kutuzov to Emperor Alexander, 27 August [8 September] 1812, from the position at Borodino
Mikhail Kutuzov to Emperor Alexander, No. 105, 29 August [10 September] 1812, the village of Nara
Peter Bagration to Emperor Alexander, No. 488, 27 August [8 September] 1812, Mozhaisk
Ivan Udom* to Nikolay Lavrov**, 31 August [12 September] 1812
Colonel Alexander Kutuzov* to Lavrov, 1 [13] September 1812

Enrico Acerbi continues his study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Austrians Advance

More French colonels from Stephen Millar in his French Colonels and Colonels-in-Chief (1789):

Infantry Regiments Number 21 - 40

Two updates to Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815 from Tony Broughton

Muller to Mylius ( I forgot to add this one last month.)
Quantin to Quiot du Passage

15 June

Robert Goetz looks at:

Russian Land Forces in the Adriatic: 1803-1807

Stephen Millar continues his study of French Colonels and Colonels-in-Chief (1789):

Infantry Regiments Number 41 - 60

Two updates to Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815 from Tony Broughton

Pac to Philippon
Piat to Puysegur

Roberto Scattolin looks at the French 31st Chasseurs in 1814:

31e Régiment de Chasseurs:  La phalange infernale   (The Hellish Phalanx)

Greg Gorsuch finishes translating Book 15 of The History of the Imperial Guard:

L’Arc de Triomphe of l’Étoile
Conclusion

Enrico Acerbi continues his study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

General Suvorov’s Arrival in Italy (April 14, 1799)

31 May

In our Biographies Section, Eman Vovsi looks at the duties Baron de Jomini had in the Imperial Headquarters:

General Antoine-Henri Baron de Jomini with the État-Major Général in 1812

Two more chapters of Book 15 of Greg Gorsuch's translation of The History of the Imperial Guard:

The Guard during the Belgium Campaign in 1815
The Guard after Waterloo

One of our readers pointed out that we were missing some French generals in Tony Broughton's Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815. The fault lies with the editor, who overlooked the file! So here it is:

De Das de L'Aulne to De Winter

Enrico Acerbi continues his study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Austrian Deployment Approaching the Legnago Battle
The French Retreat – Battle at Parona

Roberto Scattolin looks at the war between Russia and Persia in 1804 - 1805:

Popular Support and Military Inadequacy in the Transcaucasic Sphere of Strategic Dominance: a 1805 Georgian Lamentation

More from Stephen Millar on his study of French Colonels and Colonels-in-Chief (1789)

Infantry Regiments Number 1 - 20

Susan Howard reviews

Resisting Napoleon: the British Response to the Threat of Invasion, 1797-1815

And I review:

From Corunna to Waterloo: the Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars, 1801-1816

15 May

Issue #6 of the War of 1812 Magazine!

Editorials

Our Second Year of Publication by John R. Grodzinski

Articles

The Western Theatre in the War of 1812 by Sandy Antal

The Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada and Its Famous Medal By Carl Benn, PhD, Chief Curator, City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services

The Duke of Wellington, the Peninsular War and the War of 1812 Part II: Reinforcements, Views of the War and Command in North America by John Grodzinski

Order of the Bath Stall Plates – An Underappreciated Napoleonic Collectable by Jay Medves

Military Heritage of the War of 1812: an Update on the Infantry Regiments of the British Army Compiled by Donald E. Graves

Documents, Artefacts and Imagery

A Painting by  George Jones, RA. of the Rescue of Captain John Wilson after the Battle of Chippawa by John R. Grodzinski

Reviews: Books, Film, Collectables and Ephemera

Major-General Isaac Brock Collectible Figure by John R. Grodzinski

Miscellaneous

Update to the Bisshopp Crypt at Lundy’s Lane

Update to “Scouts Re-Enact the War of 1812”

 

30 April

Jacques Garnier provides us with an anotated bibliography of the French Staff Studies that cover our era:

La section historique de l'état-major de l'armée et les publications faites sous sa direction (in French)

More Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815 from Tony Broughton

Obert to Oyre

The Fourth Chapter of Book 15 of Greg Gorsuch's translation of The History of the Imperial Guard:

General Reorganization of the Guard

Roberto Scattolin writes about the French 5th Hussars in:

Aperçus d’histoire: the 5th French Hussars (1807)

Stephen Millar starts a new study of the French infantry regiments of 1789:

French Colonels and Colonels-in-Chief (1789): Foreign Infantry Regiments

In our Statistical Abstract of the Napoleonic Wars, we have added:

Pay for Regiments of Foot Guard, Per Diem in 1803

Pay for Infantry Regiments, Per Diem in 1803

Pay Deductions for Rations for Regiments of Foot Guard, Per Diem in 1803

Pay Deductions for Rations for Infantry Regiments, Per Diem in 1803

Comparison of Pay Deductions for Rations for Regiments of Foot Guard and an Infantry Regiment, Per Diem in 1803

15 April

Tom Holmberg brings us a copy of:

The French Penal Code of 1810

Tony Broughton continues to research Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Nadot-Fontenay to Nuce

Stephen Millar finishes his study of the British Peerage in 1818:

Peerages 461-488: Baronies in Peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1801-present)

Greg Gorsuch translates Part II of the Third Chapter of Book 15 of

1815: Provisional Imperial Guard

Andrew Bamford looks at a little known unit of the British Expedition to the Walcheren.

The Corps of Embodied Detachments, 1809

Enrico Acerbi looks at the battle around Verona in his study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Verona Defense March 26, 1799

31 March

Napoleon and his Guard returns to Paris, with Greg Gorsuch's translation of the Third Chapter of Book 15 of The History of the Imperial Guard:

Return of Napoleon and the Guard, from the Isle of Elba to Paris

More from Tony Broughton on Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1815:

Mocquery to Moynat d'Auxon

Roberto Scattolin looks at the impact on a British officer of the escape of the French garrison at Almeida in 1811.

Ethics and Warfare in the 1811 Peninsular War: a Story of Military Honour

Enrico Acerbi examines at the Center of the French Army in continues his study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The 1799 Campaign in Italy: Battle of Verona, March 26, 1799 -- the Center of the French Army

Stephen Millar continues his study of the British Peerage in 1818:

Appendix 1: Alphabetical listing of British peerages in 1818
Appendix 2: Errata for the British Peerage in 1818

Tom Holmberg looks at retirement pay in:

British Officer Pensions: 1811

From our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online:

Prussian Freikorps and Volunteers of the Wars of Liberation: the Uniform Plates of Friedrich Neumann

15 March

In the better late than never category -- congratulations to Bob Goetz, whose book 1805: Austerlitz -- Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition won the Foundation Napoleon's 2005 "Prize for a Book in a Language other than French"!

Alexander Mikaberidze has provided many new titles for his:

Index of Napoleonic Titles Available through the Electronic Databases

More geographical data of the 1790s from Tom Holmberg:

British Ruled India : Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Hindoostan: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Holland: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s

Italy: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Naples and the Two Sicilies: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Portugal: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Prussia: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Sardinia and Savoy: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Switzerland: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s

We close with a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) on:

E-Books, the Forum & Copyright Infringement

28 February

Andrew Bamford examines the:

The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813-1814

Greg Gorsuch translates the Second Chapter of Book 15 The History of the Imperial Guard:

The Old Guard Takes the Name of the Royal Guard of France

Tony Broughton adds to his study of Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1814 with:

Mellet to Mireur

Juan A. Patron Sandoval provides us with an eyewitness of account to the battle of Bailén, which once again Caroline Miley does a masterful job of translating into English!

The Capitulation of Bailén according to an Eyewitness of the Battle
La Capitulación de Bailén Según un Testigo Presencial de la Batalla (In Spanish)

More information from Stephen Millar on the British Peerage in 1818:

Peerages 375-455: Baronies in Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland (1707-1801)

Roberto Scattolin looks at political intrigue in Southeast Asia:

Right and Identity in XIXth Century Cambodia

Enrico Acerbi looks at the Left Wing of the French Army in continues his study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Austrian defence of Verona - March 24th 1799

Susan Howard transcribes a letter from Marshal Ney to Fouche about Waterloo:

Letter of the Prince of Moskowa to His Excellency the Duke of Otranto about Waterloo

15 February

Tom Holmberg provides more data for our Statistical Abstract of the Napoleonic Wars:

Austria: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Confederation of the Rhine: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s

Denmark: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
France: Population, Land, Trade, etc. before the Revolution
Great Britain and Ireland: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Ottoman Empire: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Poland: Population, Land, Trade, etc. before the division in 1793
Russia: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Spain: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s
Sweden: Population, Land, Trade, etc. Circa 1790s

31 January

Alexander Mikaberidze has indexed and provided links to hundreds of books on our era on the internet!

Index of Napoleonic Titles Available Through the Electronic Databases

Luis Sorando Muzás looks at what happened to trophies captured by the Spanish at Bailen.

Trophies of the Battle of Bailen (Jaén)  (19 July 1808) (Translated by Caroline Miley)

Trofeos de la Batalla de Bailen (Jaén), (19 Julio 1808) (In Spanish)

After a long hiatus, Stephen Millar provides more information on the British Peerage in 1818:

Peerages 337-374: Baronies and ‘Lords of Parliament’ in the Peerages of England, Scotland and Ireland

More from Roberto Scattolin tells of the British cemetary at Elvas:

Contribution of Honour: The King’s German Legion Casualties Buried at Elvas

Tony Broughton continues his study of Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1814 with:

MacDonald - Mayer

Enrico Acerbi looks at the Left Wing of the French Army in study of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

The Left Wing – led directly by General Schérer (deployed with Delmas)

Greg Gorsuch translates the 1st Chapter of the Fifthteenth Book of The History of the Imperial Guard:

1815: The Imperial Guard Under the Restoration

Mark Urban reviews Alexander Mikaberidze's

The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815

More contemporary uniform prints from our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online!

The Saxon Army in 1810: the Uniform Plates of Alexander Sauerweid

15 January 2007

The year 2006 was an incredible year for the Napoleon Series. continue to grow at an incredible rate. We now have over 50,000 articles, reviews, images, maps, and other items. All are free to the public and the number of daily visitors is immense. We average over 60,000 files downloaded per day, while our monthly downloads average about 1.7 million! On any given day, we have over 800 mb of data downloaded! The forum continues to be the place for exchanging of ideas, with over18,000 messages posted last year.

The Napoleon Series is truly a team effort. I first would like to thank all of those who contributed articles and material to our twice monthly update. These articles are the heart of the Series and are what make it the great place that it is! There were many different contributors and there were over 40 from a variety of countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Georgia, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.! If I forgot someone, please accept my apologies in advance!

Many people supported the Series over the past year. The first thank-you goes to the numerous people who donated items for our annual auction and also shopped at it! Their support allows us to keep the Series going! We have set up a page to acknowledge those whose financial support has been so critical to the continuing success of the Series. This page is known as La Batterie des Hommes sans Peur 2006 If I left your name off, please let me know and I will add it to the list.

We are also sponsored by Greenhill Books and the International Napoleonic Society. Their unwavering support over years has been instrumental to the continuing success of the Napoleon Series!

I would be amiss if I did not publicly thank all of the editors who are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Series. In alphabetical order are:

Tony Broughton, the Research Editor. He has always been there to answer even the most obscure question! Few are aware, that many of the images that we use to illustrate the articles come from his private collection!

Donald Graves, Editor. Don was instrumental for several new initiatives for the Napoleon Series, including our joint publishing venture with Ken Trotman. He often served as a sounding board for me, providing me with much welcomed advice.

John R. Grodzinski, Editor of the War of 1812 Magazine. He has done an incredible job getting the magazine up and running.

Tom Holmberg, the Reviews Editor. Every review published on the Series is edited by Tom first! He is a font of knowledge on British laws and treaties and has provided many statistics for the Statistical Abstract.

David Markham, Editor and Liaison with the International Napoleonic Society. David provides us with much valuable support and coordination with our sponsor.

Our Forum Moderators and Editors: Howie Muir and David McCracken. The two of them have done a superb job keeping the Series reputation for having the most scholarly and civil of all Forums on the internet!

Alexander Mikaberidze, Editor. Alex is our resident expert on the Russian Army of our era and continues to bring to light material that had not been previously published in English.

I would like to close with by thanking those who contributed much time and effort judging our various contests:

Caroline Miley for running our 2nd Annual Napoleon Series Trivia Contest! And of course for cheerfully serving as a translator of Spanish articles for me!

Dr. John G. Gallaher, Colonel John H. Gill, and Tom Morgan who were the judges in our annual writing contest!

And of course we have a variety of articles for this update!

Andrew Bamford looks at the epidemic that devastated the British Army in 1809:

The Guadiana Fever Epidemic

Paul Latham examines a little known battle of 1809:

Battle of Mount Kitta (also called Kitta Mount) 16th May 1809

Greg Gorsuch has translated another chapter of The History of the Imperial Guard:

An One and Only Chapter: Gendarmes d'Ordonance of the Emperor

Enrico Acerbi continues his naration of the Campaign of 1799 in Italy:

Armée d'Italie Situation on March 19th 1799 (Jomini) and deployment of March 24th

Tony Broughton and his Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1814 march into the new year with:

Lemarie to Lynch

Roberto Scattolin tells of the British cemetary at Elvas and the burial place of General Hoghton and Colonel White:

Identity and Memory of the Peninsular War: a Survey of the British Graves at Elvas

If you are interested in the Prussian Army of 1806, we close with a real treat from our German Partner Site, Napoleon Online. This is a collection of contemporary images of every infantry regiment in the Prussian Army!

Prussian Infantry Uniforms of 1806

Enjoy!!

Robert Burnham
Editor-in-Chief
The Napoleon Series

 

 



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