The Napoleon Series: What's New?


31 December

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2013 Napoleon Series Writing Contest! A panel of four judges selected the best papers of those submitted to the Napoleon Series in 2012. The winning papers can be see at:

The 2012 Napoleon Series Writing Contest Winners!

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have biographies of:

Riesz, Carel Jan
Scheffer, Johan Hendrik George
Spies, Johannes Nicolaas

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chasseurs-à-Cheval Regiments Disbanded after the Campaign of 1814 in France

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1815

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1815
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1815
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1815
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1815
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1815
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1815
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1815

Steve Brown updates his article on the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards

15 December

Paul Dawson looks at whether you can really trust primary sources in: Memoires: Fact or Fiction?

Victor Totfalyshin and Yves Gauthier play detective in their articleon The “Last Veteran” of Napoléon’s 1812 Grande Armée or How a Great Mystery Was Solved

In his Notes on Wellington’s Cavalry in the Peninsula, Ray Foster looks at the 9th Light Dragoons

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 11: Operations of Schwarzenberg and of Blücher (17 To 27 February ) Up to the Second Separation of the Allied Armies and Departure of the Emperor from Troyes Part III

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XIV

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1814

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1814

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have biographies of:

Kaempfer, Nicolaas Lodewijk
Kuytenbrouwer, Martinus Antonius
Lux, Johannes Hendrik
Oranje-Nassau, Willem Frederik Karel van, Prins der Nederlanden

Steve Brown updates his article on the 1st Regiment of Life Guards

30 November

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have:

Foot Artillery Officers of the Netherlands Serving from 1813 to 1815
Bo(o)de, David Esaias
Bois, Lodewijk Hendrik du
DuPont, A. Willem
Gun(c)kel, Carel August
Holsman, Godfried Jacob

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1813

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1813

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XIII

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chasseurs-à-Cheval

We close with a pair of reviews:

Intrepid Women: Cantinières and Vivandières of the French Army
Wellington’s Guns: the Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

15 November

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XII

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 11: Operations of Schwarzenberg and of Blücher (17 To 27 February ) Up to the Second Separation of the Allied Armies and Departure of the Emperor from Troyes Part II

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1812

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1812

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

37th Foot

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have:

Engineer Officers of the Netherlands Serving from 1813 to 1815
Krayenhoff, Cornelis Rudolphus Theodorus Baron
Lieutenant General Jan Willem Janssens
The Batavian Army at the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) in 1805, Opposing the British under General Janssens

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chevau-légers (Lanciers during the Hundred Days)   Regiments Transformed from the 1st and 2nd Vistula Regiments and the 30th Chasseurs-à-Cheval

We close with a review of Andrew Bamford's

Sickness, Suffering and the Sword: the British Regiment on Campaign, 1808-1815

31 October 2013

I am pleased to announce that the Napoleon Series has reached an arrangement with Geert van Uythoven. He has very generously agreed to let us place on our site all of the material he had on his old website, which is no longer online. This involves hundreds of documents and we will be working on it over the next year. The first installment was a major part of Issue 7 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal. This week we bring you:

Cavalry Officers of the Netherlands: (Serving from 1813 to 1815)

Plus individual biographies of: the following Dutch cavalry officers:

Frederik Maurits van Heiden
Lieutenant-General Etienne Jacques Travers Baron de Jever

Paul Dawson provides a history of the foreigners who rallied to Napoleon in 1815 in:

The Forgotten Army?  Napoleon’s Foreign Troops in 1815

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 11: Operations of Schwarzenberg and of Blücher ( 17 To 27 February ) Up to the Second Separation of the Allied Armies and Departure of the Emperor from Troyes

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1811

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1811

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chevau-légers (Lanciers during the Hundred Days): Regiments transformed from Dragoons

In Tony Broughton's The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It:

Casualties Suffered by French Naval Officers of Various Ranks, 1805 -1815

Ron McGuigan updates British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Colin Campbell

Ron McGuigan continues to provide Corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown does a major revision to:

7th Foot

We close with a trio of reviews:

The Emperor’s American
Contre Guérilla en Espagne (1808-1814), Suchet Pacifie l’Aragon
Wellington’s Worst Scrape: the Burgos Campaign 1812

15 October 2013

Issue 7 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal.

30 September 2013

One of the first articles on the Napoleon Series was a bibliography of British memoirs. After fifteen years I have done update with hundreds of new entries:

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars

Terry Crowdy brings to life a long forgotten account of what really happened at Marengo in:

Marengo 1800 – a Lost Account

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown adds:

36th Foot

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

1810

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1810

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Dragoon Regiments disbanded after the 1814 Campaign in France

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XI

Ron McGuigan updates British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Ralph Abercromby
William Eden
John Randoll Mackenzie
Edward Stopford

We close with a pair of reviews:

Wellington’s Peninsular War Generals & Their Battles, a Biographical and Historical Dictionary
The Battle of Barrosa 1811: Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War

15 September 2013

This is the largest update we have had in a year! Our thanks to all who contributed!

Paul Dawson examines whether Napoleon had a shortage of horses in 1813

Napoleon’s Equine Strategy in 1813

Eman Vovsi explores why Baron Jomini defected to the Allies in 1813

A.-H. Baron de Jomini in 1813: the Rubicon Crossed

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Operations in South-Eastern France since 1 February until the First Offensive Movement of the Army Of Augereau, 17 February

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

1809

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1st 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 25th 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1809

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown adds:

35th Foot

Virgilio Ilari writes about Piedmont officers in Russian Service (1799-1816)

Gli Ufficiali sardi al servizio russo (1799-1816) (in Italian)

31 August 2013

In Ray Foster's Notes on Wellington’s Cavalry in the Peninsula

12th Light Dragoons

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

Gibraltar Monthly Totals

1808

Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1808

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Dragoon Regiments Part II

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown does a major revision to:

3rd Foot

We close to a review of:

A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: the British Army in the Low Countries, 1813-1814

15 August 2013

Today is the 244th Birthday of Napoleon.

Andrew Bamford turns his attention to the British forces in the Walcheren Expedition of 1809

Due to the nature of the losses sustained in this campaign, a record has also been kept of the medical staff officers assigned to the Grand Expedition, and to the garrison forces left behond after the main body had been withdrawn.

Walcheren Monthly Return, August 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, September 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, October 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, November 1809

Monthly total figures for this force can be found here:

Walcheren Monthly Totals

Tony Broughton finishes his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: R to Z

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Dragoon Regiments Part I: Regiments transformed into the Chevau-légers regiments by decree on 6/18/1811

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

18th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

We have a major revision to one of the biographies in Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809. If you are interested in courts-martial and command influence on sentencing, you will find thisrevision fascinating.

Lieutenant Robert Gresley Lavers 91st Foot

We close with a review of Gareth Golver's The Waterloo Archive Volume V: German Sources

31 July 2013

Andrew Bamford turns his attention to the British forces in north Germany in 1813:

Germany Monthly Return, July 1813
Germany Monthly Return, August 1813
Germany Monthly Return, September 1813
Germany Monthly Return, October 1813
Germany Monthly Return, November 1813
Germany Monthly Return, December 1813
Germany Monthly Totals

Tony Broughton finishes his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: M to Q

Steve Brown looks at the 3rd Battalion 14th Foot in the Waterloo Campaign:

A Very Pretty Little Battalion” The 3/14th Regiment of Foot in the Waterloo Campaign

Ron McGuigan continues to provide Corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Greg Gorsuch reviews the novel: Cossacks in Paris

15 July 2013

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: M to Q

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Cuirassier Regiments

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

15th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

In junction with the release of his new book, A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813–1814, Andrew Bamford continues to look at the British Forces in the Low Countries:

Low Countries Monthly Return, January 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, February 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, March 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, April 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, May 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, June 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, July 1815

Ron McGugian reviews: Waterloo Battlefield Guide

30 June 2013

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 9, Part I: Operations of the Allies in Belgium up to the Departure of Bulow and His March on Laon (26 January - 17 February)

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Carabinier Regiments

In junction with the release of his new book, A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813–1814, Andrew Bamford looks at the British Forces in the Low Countries:

Low Countries Monthly Return, December 1813

Low Countries Monthly Return, January 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, February 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, March 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, April 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, May 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, June 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, July 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, August 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, September 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, October 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, November 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, December 1814

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: H to L

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

10th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Greg Gorsuch reviews the new paperback reprint of 1812: Napoleon in Moscow

15 June 2013

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

7th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1814

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: A to G

Radford Polinsky provides further information on the nickname of the 33rd Foot in Nicknames of British Units during the Napoleonic Wars

From Paul Dawson's library: Standing orders in His Majesty's First (or Royal) Regiment of Dragoons commanded by General the Earl of Pembroke

31 May 2013

Paul Dawson looks at how Napoleon prepared his cavalry for the war with Austria in The French Cavalry in Austria 1809

T.E. Crowdy looks at whether the French 9th Light Infantry lost their Eagle in: Cover up at Mohrungen 25 January 1807

Steve Brown examines the General Brevet Calendar of the British Army 1790-1819

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 8, Part IV: Battle of Montmirail

Antony Broughton continues his study of the French Navy in:

Flag Ships Commanded by French Admirals during the period 1791-1815

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1813

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Light Infantry Regiments Disbanded in 1814

Greg Gorsuch reviews 1812: The March on Moscow

Anthony Gray reviews Wellington against Junot: The First Invasion of Portugal 1807-1808 and Wellington against Massena: The Third Invasion of Portugal 1810-1811

Enrico Acerbi provides two maps he drew on the situation in Bavaria during the opening days of the French war with Austria:

Bavaria: Opening Moves: 18-19 April 1809
Bavaria: Morning of 19 April 1809

Ron McGuigan provides more corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Roberto Scattolin updates his essay on A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810 Part X

15 May 2013

Issue 20 of the War of 1812 Magazine!

30 April 2013

Antony Broughton writes of The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Vice and Rear Admirals Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1812

Paul Dawson looks at French Cavalry Remounts and Replacements December 1806 to December 1807

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Light Infantry Regiments

Steve Brown updates his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

Alex van Straubenzee provides a corrections on the spelling of his ancestors' names in corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

We close with a review of: Wellington’s Voice: the Candid Letters of Lieutenant Colonel John Fremantle, Coldstream Guards, 1808-1837

15 April 2013

Paul Dawson uses archival material to show how Napoleon found the horses to expand his cavalry for the invasion of Russia in:

1812 Campaign Preparations and Logisitics

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1811

Steve Brown looks at officers who rose from the ranks in the British Army in Wellington's Sharpes: British Army Ranker Officers 1793-1815

Another biography from Ron McGuigan in: British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Louis de Watteville (Abraham Louis Charles de Watteville)

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Line Infantry Regiments

Tom Holmberg reviews With Napoleon’s Guard in Russia: The Memoirs of Major Vionnet, 1812

Ron McGuigan updates his article The British Army Stationed in British North America 1812-1815

31 March 2013

Eman Vovsi looks at the Colonels of Napoleon

Steve Brown provides a Register of British Officer Prisoners Held at Verdun 1804-1813

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

Donald MacDonald
Robert Manners

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1810

Gareth Glover provides a short biography of an officer who is not mentioned in Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Captain Alexander Stewart, 1st Foot

Gareth Glover provides a correction to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

15 March 2013

Issue 6 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal Issue 6

28 February 2013

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1st 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 25th 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1809

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

Francis D'Oyly
Arthur Gore

Steve Brown updates his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

1st Regiment of Foot

Ron McGuigan updates: The Forgotten Army: Fencible Regiments of Great Britain 1793 - 1816

Ron McGuigan updates Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

L'Affan, Joseph to Lyttle, James

15 February 2013

In a major new study, Andrew Bamford provides monthly unit strengths for every British infantry battalion, cavalry regiment, and support units on active service from 1808 to 1815 in British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815. This is a massive undertaking, with hundreds of files. We will be doing it in installments, the first looking at the Peninsular War. Editor's Note: These files are in Microsoft Excel. Unfortuantely, due to the amount of data they contain, I was unable to convert them neither into a pdf file nor a html file.

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1808 (Troops at Cork)

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1808

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1808

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1808 (Portugal)

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1808 (Moore)

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1808 (Portugal)

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1808 (Moore)

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

Royal Veteran, Reserve, and Garrison Battalions

We close with a review of:

Walcheren 1809: the Scandalous Destruction of a British Army

31 January

Andrew Bamford examines how the British force destined for the Low Countries in early 1814 were assembled in Battalions of Detachments in 1814 – the Duke of York Responds to Britain’s Manpower Shortfall

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

55th Foot

Ron McGuigan adds three new biographies to his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Joseph Muter
Richard Stovin
Kenneth MacKenzie

Digby Smith finishes his study of Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Christian Johann Friedrich Otto von Zieten
Hans Joachim von Zieten

Wieprecht Hans Karl Friedrich Ernst Heinrich von Zieten

Enrico Acerbi updates his study of the Austrian Army: The Austrian Imperial-Royal Army (Kaiserliche-Königliche Heer) 1805 – 1809: The Austrian Landwehr in 1809

We close with a review by Robn McGugian of Erwin Muilwijk's

1815: From Mobilization to War, Volume 1

15 January

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 8, Part III: Battle of Montmirail

Roberto Scattolin continues his study of French desertion in Portugal in 1811 in Multiethnic Military Dissent and Armed Resistance in 1811 Portugal: Controlling Conflict, Chaudron’s Attested Choice and The Formation of the Independents

Part III

In Digby Smith's Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

August Wilhelm Hermann von Zenge
Karl Heinrich von Zielinski

Ron McGuigan adds two new biographies to his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

William Eden
Gerard Gosselin

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

34th Foot

We close with a reviews by Gareth Glover of Erwin Muilwijk's

1815: From Mobilization to War, Volume 1

The year 2012 was also an incredible year for the Napoleon Series. It continues to grow at an incredible rate. We now have over 120,000 articles, reviews, images, maps, and other items. All are free to the public and the number of daily visitors is immense. We average over 75,000 files downloaded per day, for over 27,000,000 files during the year! This averages 1.5 gb of data per day! The forum continues to be the place for exchanging of ideas, with over 7,200 messages posted last year.

I would be amiss if I did not publicly thank all of the editors who were actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Series in 2012. 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!

John R. Grodzinski, Editor of the War of 1812 Magazine.

Tom Holmberg, the Reviews Editor. Every review published on the Series is edited by Tom first! .

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

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.

Steven Smith, Internet Search Guru. I am constantly amazed at what Steven finds on the internet and shares on the Forum. I am convinced that if Steven can not find it, it is not on the internet!

Stephen Summerfield, Editor of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal.

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

Dr. John G. Gallaher, Colonel Jack Gill, J. David Markham, and Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze who were the judges in our annual writing contest!

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.  

All papers 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.

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The Napoleon Series

 

15 December

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1814

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1814

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have:

 

30 November

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have:

Foot Artillery Officers of the Netherlands Serving from 1813 to 1815
Bo(o)de, David Esaias
Bois, Lodewijk Hendrik du
DuPont, A. Willem
Gun(c)kel, Carel August
Holsman, Godfried Jacob

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1813

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1813

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XIII

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chasseurs-à-Cheval

We close with a pair of reviews:

Intrepid Women: Cantinières and Vivandières of the French Army
Wellington’s Guns: the Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

15 November

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XII

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 11: Operations of Schwarzenberg and of Blücher ( 17 To 27 February ) Up to the Second Separation of the Allied Armies and Departure of the Emperor from Troyes Part II

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1812

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1812

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

37th Foot

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have:

Engineer Officers of the Netherlands Serving from 1813 to 1815
Krayenhoff, Cornelis Rudolphus Theodorus Baron
Lieutenant General Jan Willem Janssens
The Batavian Army at the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) in 1805, Opposing the British under General Janssens

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chevau-légers (Lanciers during the Hundred Days)   Regiments Transformed from the 1st and 2nd Vistula Regiments and the 30th Chasseurs-à-Cheval

We close with a review of Andrew Bamford's

Sickness, Suffering and the Sword: the British Regiment on Campaign, 1808-1815

31 October 2013

I am pleased to announce that the Napoleon Series has reached an arrangement with Geert van Uythoven. He has very generously agreed to let us place on our site all of the material he had on his old website, which is no longer online. This involves hundreds of documents and we will be working on it over the next year. The first installment was a major part of Issue 7 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal. This week we bring you:

Cavalry Officers of the Netherlands: (Serving from 1813 to 1815)

Plus individual biographies of: the following Dutch cavalry officers:

Frederik Maurits van Heiden
Lieutenant-General Etienne Jacques Travers Baron de Jever

Paul Dawson provides a history of the foreigners who rallied to Napoleon in 1815 in:

The Forgotten Army?  Napoleon’s Foreign Troops in 1815

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 11: Operations of Schwarzenberg and of Blücher ( 17 To 27 February ) Up to the Second Separation of the Allied Armies and Departure of the Emperor from Troyes

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1811

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1811

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chevau-légers (Lanciers during the Hundred Days): Regiments transformed from Dragoons

In Tony Broughton's The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It:

Casualties Suffered by French Naval Officers of Various Ranks, 1805 -1815

Ron McGuigan updates British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Colin Campbell

Ron McGuigan continues to provide Corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown does a major revision to:

7th Foot

We close with a trio of reviews:

The Emperor’s American
Contre Guérilla en Espagne (1808-1814), Suchet Pacifie l’Aragon
Wellington’s Worst Scrape: the Burgos Campaign 1812

15 October 2013

Issue 7 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal.

30 September 2013

One of the first articles on the Napoleon Series was a bibliography of British memoirs. After fifteen years I have done update with hundreds of new entries:

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars

Terry Crowdy brings to life a long forgotten account of what really happened at Marengo in:

Marengo 1800 – a Lost Account

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown adds:

36th Foot

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

1810

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1810

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Dragoon Regiments disbanded after the 1814 Campaign in France

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XI

Ron McGuigan updates British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Ralph Abercromby
William Eden
John Randoll Mackenzie
Edward Stopford

We close with a pair of reviews:

Wellington’s Peninsular War Generals & Their Battles, a Biographical and Historical Dictionary
The Battle of Barrosa 1811: Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War

15 September 2013

This is the largest update we have had in a year! Our thanks to all who contributed!

Paul Dawson examines whether Napoleon had a shortage of horses in 1813

Napoleon’s Equine Strategy in 1813

Eman Vovsi explores why Baron Jomini defected to the Allies in 1813

A.-H. Baron de Jomini in 1813: the Rubicon Crossed

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Operations in South-Eastern France since 1 February until the First Offensive Movement of the Army Of Augereau, 17 February

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

1809

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1st 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 25th 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1809

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown adds:

35th Foot

Virgilio Ilari writes about Piedmont officers in Russian Service (1799-1816)

Gli Ufficiali sardi al servizio russo (1799-1816) (in Italian)

31 August 2013

In Ray Foster's Notes on Wellington’s Cavalry in the Peninsula

12th Light Dragoons

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

Gibraltar Monthly Totals

1808

Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1808

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Dragoon Regiments Part II

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown does a major revision to:

3rd Foot

We close to a review of:

A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: the British Army in the Low Countries, 1813-1814

15 August 2013

Today is the 244th Birthday of Napoleon.

Andrew Bamford turns his attention to the British forces in the Walcheren Expedition of 1809

Due to the nature of the losses sustained in this campaign, a record has also been kept of the medical staff officers assigned to the Grand Expedition, and to the garrison forces left behond after the main body had been withdrawn.

Walcheren Monthly Return, August 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, September 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, October 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, November 1809

Monthly total figures for this force can be found here:

Walcheren Monthly Totals

Tony Broughton finishes his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: R to Z

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Dragoon Regiments Part I: Regiments transformed into the Chevau-légers regiments by decree on 6/18/1811

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

18th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

We have a major revision to one of the biographies in Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809. If you are interested in courts-martial and command influence on sentencing, you will find thisrevision fascinating.

Lieutenant Robert Gresley Lavers 91st Foot

We close with a review of Gareth Golver's The Waterloo Archive Volume V: German Sources

31 July 2013

Andrew Bamford turns his attention to the British forces in north Germany in 1813:

Germany Monthly Return, July 1813
Germany Monthly Return, August 1813
Germany Monthly Return, September 1813
Germany Monthly Return, October 1813
Germany Monthly Return, November 1813
Germany Monthly Return, December 1813
Germany Monthly Totals

Tony Broughton finishes his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: M to Q

Steve Brown looks at the 3rd Battalion 14th Foot in the Waterloo Campaign:

A Very Pretty Little Battalion” The 3/14th Regiment of Foot in the Waterloo Campaign

Ron McGuigan continues to provide Corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Greg Gorsuch reviews the novel: Cossacks in Paris

15 July 2013

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: M to Q

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Cuirassier Regiments

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

15th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

In junction with the release of his new book, A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813–1814, Andrew Bamford continues to look at the British Forces in the Low Countries:

Low Countries Monthly Return, January 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, February 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, March 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, April 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, May 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, June 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, July 1815

Ron McGugian reviews: Waterloo Battlefield Guide

30 June 2013

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 9, Part I: Operations of the Allies in Belgium up to the Departure of Bulow and His March on Laon (26 January - 17 February)

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Carabinier Regiments

In junction with the release of his new book, A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813–1814, Andrew Bamford looks at the British Forces in the Low Countries:

Low Countries Monthly Return, December 1813

Low Countries Monthly Return, January 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, February 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, March 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, April 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, May 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, June 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, July 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, August 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, September 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, October 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, November 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, December 1814

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: H to L

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

10th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Greg Gorsuch reviews the new paperback reprint of 1812: Napoleon in Moscow

15 June 2013

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

7th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1814

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: A to G

Radford Polinsky provides further information on the nickname of the 33rd Foot in Nicknames of British Units during the Napoleonic Wars

From Paul Dawson's library: Standing orders in His Majesty's First (or Royal) Regiment of Dragoons commanded by General the Earl of Pembroke

31 May 2013

Paul Dawson looks at how Napoleon prepared his cavalry for the war with Austria in The French Cavalry in Austria 1809

T.E. Crowdy looks at whether the French 9th Light Infantry lost their Eagle in: Cover up at Mohrungen 25 January 1807

Steve Brown examines the General Brevet Calendar of the British Army 1790-1819

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 8, Part IV: Battle of Montmirail

Antony Broughton continues his study of the French Navy in:

Flag Ships Commanded by French Admirals during the period 1791-1815

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1813

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Light Infantry Regiments Disbanded in 1814

Greg Gorsuch reviews 1812: The March on Moscow

Anthony Gray reviews Wellington against Junot: The First Invasion of Portugal 1807-1808 and Wellington against Massena: The Third Invasion of Portugal 1810-1811

Enrico Acerbi provides two maps he drew on the situation in Bavaria during the opening days of the French war with Austria:

Bavaria: Opening Moves: 18-19 April 1809
Bavaria: Morning of 19 April 1809

Ron McGuigan provides more corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Roberto Scattolin updates his essay on A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810 Part X

15 May 2013

Issue 20 of the War of 1812 Magazine!

30 April 2013

Antony Broughton writes of The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Vice and Rear Admirals Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1812

Paul Dawson looks at French Cavalry Remounts and Replacements December 1806 to December 1807

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Light Infantry Regiments

Steve Brown updates his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

Alex van Straubenzee provides a corrections on the spelling of his ancestors' names in corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

We close with a review of: Wellington’s Voice: the Candid Letters of Lieutenant Colonel John Fremantle, Coldstream Guards, 1808-1837

15 April 2013

Paul Dawson uses archival material to show how Napoleon found the horses to expand his cavalry for the invasion of Russia in:

1812 Campaign Preparations and Logisitics

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1811

Steve Brown looks at officers who rose from the ranks in the British Army in Wellington's Sharpes: British Army Ranker Officers 1793-1815

Another biography from Ron McGuigan in: British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Louis de Watteville (Abraham Louis Charles de Watteville)

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Line Infantry Regiments

Tom Holmberg reviews With Napoleon’s Guard in Russia: The Memoirs of Major Vionnet, 1812

Ron McGuigan updates his article The British Army Stationed in British North America 1812-1815

31 March 2013

Eman Vovsi looks at the Colonels of Napoleon

Steve Brown provides a Register of British Officer Prisoners Held at Verdun 1804-1813

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

Donald MacDonald
Robert Manners

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1810

Gareth Glover provides a short biography of an officer who is not mentioned in Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Captain Alexander Stewart, 1st Foot

Gareth Glover provides a correction to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

15 March 2013

Issue 6 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal Issue 6

28 February 2013

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1st 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 25th 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1809

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

Francis D'Oyly
Arthur Gore

Steve Brown updates his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

1st Regiment of Foot

Ron McGuigan updates: The Forgotten Army: Fencible Regiments of Great Britain 1793 - 1816

Ron McGuigan updates Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

L'Affan, Joseph to Lyttle, James

15 February 2013

In a major new study, Andrew Bamford provides monthly unit strengths for every British infantry battalion, cavalry regiment, and support units on active service from 1808 to 1815 in British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815. This is a massive undertaking, with hundreds of files. We will be doing it in installments, the first looking at the Peninsular War. Editor's Note: These files are in Microsoft Excel. Unfortuantely, due to the amount of data they contain, I was unable to convert them neither into a pdf file nor a html file.

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1808 (Troops at Cork)

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1808

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1808

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1808 (Portugal)

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1808 (Moore)

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1808 (Portugal)

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1808 (Moore)

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

Royal Veteran, Reserve, and Garrison Battalions

We close with a review of:

Walcheren 1809: the Scandalous Destruction of a British Army

31 January

Andrew Bamford examines how the British force destined for the Low Countries in early 1814 were assembled in Battalions of Detachments in 1814 – the Duke of York Responds to Britain’s Manpower Shortfall

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

55th Foot

Ron McGuigan adds three new biographies to his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Joseph Muter
Richard Stovin
Kenneth MacKenzie

Digby Smith finishes his study of Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Christian Johann Friedrich Otto von Zieten
Hans Joachim von Zieten

Wieprecht Hans Karl Friedrich Ernst Heinrich von Zieten

Enrico Acerbi updates his study of the Austrian Army: The Austrian Imperial-Royal Army (Kaiserliche-Königliche Heer) 1805 – 1809: The Austrian Landwehr in 1809

We close with a review by Robn McGugian of Erwin Muilwijk's

1815: From Mobilization to War, Volume 1

15 January

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 8, Part III: Battle of Montmirail

Roberto Scattolin continues his study of French desertion in Portugal in 1811 in Multiethnic Military Dissent and Armed Resistance in 1811 Portugal: Controlling Conflict, Chaudron’s Attested Choice and The Formation of the Independents

Part III

In Digby Smith's Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

August Wilhelm Hermann von Zenge
Karl Heinrich von Zielinski

Ron McGuigan adds two new biographies to his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

William Eden
Gerard Gosselin

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

34th Foot

We close with a reviews by Gareth Glover of Erwin Muilwijk's

1815: From Mobilization to War, Volume 1

The year 2012 was also an incredible year for the Napoleon Series. It continues to grow at an incredible rate. We now have over 120,000 articles, reviews, images, maps, and other items. All are free to the public and the number of daily visitors is immense. We average over 75,000 files downloaded per day, for over 27,000,000 files during the year! This averages 1.5 gb of data per day! The forum continues to be the place for exchanging of ideas, with over 7,200 messages posted last year.

I would be amiss if I did not publicly thank all of the editors who were actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Series in 2012. 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!

John R. Grodzinski, Editor of the War of 1812 Magazine.

Tom Holmberg, the Reviews Editor. Every review published on the Series is edited by Tom first! .

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

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.

Steven Smith, Internet Search Guru. I am constantly amazed at what Steven finds on the internet and shares on the Forum. I am convinced that if Steven can not find it, it is not on the internet!

Stephen Summerfield, Editor of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal.

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

Dr. John G. Gallaher, Colonel Jack Gill, J. David Markham, and Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze who were the judges in our annual writing contest!

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.  

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15 December

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1814

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1814
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1814

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have:

 

30 November

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have:

Foot Artillery Officers of the Netherlands Serving from 1813 to 1815
Bo(o)de, David Esaias
Bois, Lodewijk Hendrik du
DuPont, A. Willem
Gun(c)kel, Carel August
Holsman, Godfried Jacob

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1813

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1813
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1813

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XIII

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chasseurs-à-Cheval

We close with a pair of reviews:

Intrepid Women: Cantinières and Vivandières of the French Army
Wellington’s Guns: the Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

15 November

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XII

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 11: Operations of Schwarzenberg and of Blücher ( 17 To 27 February ) Up to the Second Separation of the Allied Armies and Departure of the Emperor from Troyes Part II

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1812

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1812
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1812

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

37th Foot

In the Geert van Uythoven Collection we have:

Engineer Officers of the Netherlands Serving from 1813 to 1815
Krayenhoff, Cornelis Rudolphus Theodorus Baron
Lieutenant General Jan Willem Janssens
The Batavian Army at the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) in 1805, Opposing the British under General Janssens

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chevau-légers (Lanciers during the Hundred Days)   Regiments Transformed from the 1st and 2nd Vistula Regiments and the 30th Chasseurs-à-Cheval

We close with a review of Andrew Bamford's

Sickness, Suffering and the Sword: the British Regiment on Campaign, 1808-1815

31 October 2013

I am pleased to announce that the Napoleon Series has reached an arrangement with Geert van Uythoven. He has very generously agreed to let us place on our site all of the material he had on his old website, which is no longer online. This involves hundreds of documents and we will be working on it over the next year. The first installment was a major part of Issue 7 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal. This week we bring you:

Cavalry Officers of the Netherlands: (Serving from 1813 to 1815)

Plus individual biographies of: the following Dutch cavalry officers:

Frederik Maurits van Heiden
Lieutenant-General Etienne Jacques Travers Baron de Jever

Paul Dawson provides a history of the foreigners who rallied to Napoleon in 1815 in:

The Forgotten Army?  Napoleon’s Foreign Troops in 1815

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 11: Operations of Schwarzenberg and of Blücher ( 17 To 27 February ) Up to the Second Separation of the Allied Armies and Departure of the Emperor from Troyes

Andrew Bamford continues to provied information on the British forces at Gibraltar

1811

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1811
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1811

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Chevau-légers (Lanciers during the Hundred Days): Regiments transformed from Dragoons

In Tony Broughton's The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It:

Casualties Suffered by French Naval Officers of Various Ranks, 1805 -1815

Ron McGuigan updates British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Colin Campbell

Ron McGuigan continues to provide Corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown does a major revision to:

7th Foot

We close with a trio of reviews:

The Emperor’s American
Contre Guérilla en Espagne (1808-1814), Suchet Pacifie l’Aragon
Wellington’s Worst Scrape: the Burgos Campaign 1812

15 October 2013

Issue 7 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal.

30 September 2013

One of the first articles on the Napoleon Series was a bibliography of British memoirs. After fifteen years I have done update with hundreds of new entries:

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars

Terry Crowdy brings to life a long forgotten account of what really happened at Marengo in:

Marengo 1800 – a Lost Account

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown adds:

36th Foot

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

1810

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1810
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1810

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

Dragoon Regiments disbanded after the 1814 Campaign in France

In Roberto A. Scattolin's A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810:

Part XI

Ron McGuigan updates British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Ralph Abercromby
William Eden
John Randoll Mackenzie
Edward Stopford

We close with a pair of reviews:

Wellington’s Peninsular War Generals & Their Battles, a Biographical and Historical Dictionary
The Battle of Barrosa 1811: Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War

15 September 2013

This is the largest update we have had in a year! Our thanks to all who contributed!

Paul Dawson examines whether Napoleon had a shortage of horses in 1813

Napoleon’s Equine Strategy in 1813

Eman Vovsi explores why Baron Jomini defected to the Allies in 1813

A.-H. Baron de Jomini in 1813: the Rubicon Crossed

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Operations in South-Eastern France since 1 February until the First Offensive Movement of the Army Of Augereau, 17 February

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

1809

Gibraltar Monthly Return, January 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, February 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, March 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, April 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, May 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 1st 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, June 25th 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, July 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, August 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1809
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1809

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown adds:

35th Foot

Virgilio Ilari writes about Piedmont officers in Russian Service (1799-1816)

Gli Ufficiali sardi al servizio russo (1799-1816) (in Italian)

31 August 2013

In Ray Foster's Notes on Wellington’s Cavalry in the Peninsula

12th Light Dragoons

Andrew Bamford looks at the British forces at Gibraltar

Gibraltar Monthly Totals

1808

Gibraltar Monthly Return, September 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, October 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, November 1808
Gibraltar Monthly Return, December 1808

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Dragoon Regiments Part II

In his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815, Steve Brown does a major revision to:

3rd Foot

We close to a review of:

A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: the British Army in the Low Countries, 1813-1814

15 August 2013

Today is the 244th Birthday of Napoleon.

Andrew Bamford turns his attention to the British forces in the Walcheren Expedition of 1809

Due to the nature of the losses sustained in this campaign, a record has also been kept of the medical staff officers assigned to the Grand Expedition, and to the garrison forces left behond after the main body had been withdrawn.

Walcheren Monthly Return, August 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, September 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, October 1809
Walcheren Monthly Return, November 1809

Monthly total figures for this force can be found here:

Walcheren Monthly Totals

Tony Broughton finishes his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: R to Z

In Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Dragoon Regiments Part I: Regiments transformed into the Chevau-légers regiments by decree on 6/18/1811

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

18th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

We have a major revision to one of the biographies in Not One in Ten Thousand Know Your Name: the Officers of the British 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809. If you are interested in courts-martial and command influence on sentencing, you will find thisrevision fascinating.

Lieutenant Robert Gresley Lavers 91st Foot

We close with a review of Gareth Golver's The Waterloo Archive Volume V: German Sources

31 July 2013

Andrew Bamford turns his attention to the British forces in north Germany in 1813:

Germany Monthly Return, July 1813
Germany Monthly Return, August 1813
Germany Monthly Return, September 1813
Germany Monthly Return, October 1813
Germany Monthly Return, November 1813
Germany Monthly Return, December 1813
Germany Monthly Totals

Tony Broughton finishes his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: M to Q

Steve Brown looks at the 3rd Battalion 14th Foot in the Waterloo Campaign:

A Very Pretty Little Battalion” The 3/14th Regiment of Foot in the Waterloo Campaign

Ron McGuigan continues to provide Corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Greg Gorsuch reviews the novel: Cossacks in Paris

15 July 2013

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: M to Q

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Cuirassier Regiments

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

15th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

In junction with the release of his new book, A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813–1814, Andrew Bamford continues to look at the British Forces in the Low Countries:

Low Countries Monthly Return, January 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, February 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, March 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, April 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, May 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, June 1815

Low Countries Monthly Return, July 1815

Ron McGugian reviews: Waterloo Battlefield Guide

30 June 2013

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 9, Part I: Operations of the Allies in Belgium up to the Departure of Bulow and His March on Laon (26 January - 17 February)

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Carabinier Regiments

In junction with the release of his new book, A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813–1814, Andrew Bamford looks at the British Forces in the Low Countries:

Low Countries Monthly Return, December 1813

Low Countries Monthly Return, January 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, February 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, March 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, April 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, May 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, June 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, July 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, August 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, September 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, October 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, November 1814

Low Countries Monthly Return, December 1814

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: H to L

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

10th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

Greg Gorsuch reviews the new paperback reprint of 1812: Napoleon in Moscow

15 June 2013

In Steve Brown's British Cavalry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

7th Light Dragoons (Hussars)

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1814

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1814

Tony Broughton continues his study of the French navy in: The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815: A to G

Radford Polinsky provides further information on the nickname of the 33rd Foot in Nicknames of British Units during the Napoleonic Wars

From Paul Dawson's library: Standing orders in His Majesty's First (or Royal) Regiment of Dragoons commanded by General the Earl of Pembroke

31 May 2013

Paul Dawson looks at how Napoleon prepared his cavalry for the war with Austria in The French Cavalry in Austria 1809

T.E. Crowdy looks at whether the French 9th Light Infantry lost their Eagle in: Cover up at Mohrungen 25 January 1807

Steve Brown examines the General Brevet Calendar of the British Army 1790-1819

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 8, Part IV: Battle of Montmirail

Antony Broughton continues his study of the French Navy in:

Flag Ships Commanded by French Admirals during the period 1791-1815

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1813

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1813

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Light Infantry Regiments Disbanded in 1814

Greg Gorsuch reviews 1812: The March on Moscow

Anthony Gray reviews Wellington against Junot: The First Invasion of Portugal 1807-1808 and Wellington against Massena: The Third Invasion of Portugal 1810-1811

Enrico Acerbi provides two maps he drew on the situation in Bavaria during the opening days of the French war with Austria:

Bavaria: Opening Moves: 18-19 April 1809
Bavaria: Morning of 19 April 1809

Ron McGuigan provides more corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Roberto Scattolin updates his essay on A Strategic Syllogism of the 1810 Portuguese Campaign: a Day of Wrath, A Day of Death: Tojal, 20 September 1810 Part X

15 May 2013

Issue 20 of the War of 1812 Magazine!

30 April 2013

Antony Broughton writes of The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Vice and Rear Admirals Who Served in the French Navy during the Period 1791 – 1815

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1812

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1812

Paul Dawson looks at French Cavalry Remounts and Replacements December 1806 to December 1807

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Light Infantry Regiments

Steve Brown updates his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

Alex van Straubenzee provides a corrections on the spelling of his ancestors' names in corrections to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

We close with a review of: Wellington’s Voice: the Candid Letters of Lieutenant Colonel John Fremantle, Coldstream Guards, 1808-1837

15 April 2013

Paul Dawson uses archival material to show how Napoleon found the horses to expand his cavalry for the invasion of Russia in:

1812 Campaign Preparations and Logisitics

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1811

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1811

Steve Brown looks at officers who rose from the ranks in the British Army in Wellington's Sharpes: British Army Ranker Officers 1793-1815

Another biography from Ron McGuigan in: British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Louis de Watteville (Abraham Louis Charles de Watteville)

More of Eman Vovsi's Colonels of Napoleon

The Line Infantry Regiments

Tom Holmberg reviews With Napoleon’s Guard in Russia: The Memoirs of Major Vionnet, 1812

Ron McGuigan updates his article The British Army Stationed in British North America 1812-1815

31 March 2013

Eman Vovsi looks at the Colonels of Napoleon

Steve Brown provides a Register of British Officer Prisoners Held at Verdun 1804-1813

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

Donald MacDonald
Robert Manners

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1810

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1810

Gareth Glover provides a short biography of an officer who is not mentioned in Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

Captain Alexander Stewart, 1st Foot

Gareth Glover provides a correction to Lionel Challis' Peninsular Roll Call

15 March 2013

Issue 6 of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal Issue 6

28 February 2013

In Andrew Bamford's British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815, we continue with the Peninsular War:

Peninsular Monthly Return, January 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, February 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, March 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, April 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, May 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 1st 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, June 25th 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, August 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1809

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1809

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

Francis D'Oyly
Arthur Gore

Steve Brown updates his British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815:

1st Regiment of Foot

Ron McGuigan updates: The Forgotten Army: Fencible Regiments of Great Britain 1793 - 1816

Ron McGuigan updates Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

L'Affan, Joseph to Lyttle, James

15 February 2013

In a major new study, Andrew Bamford provides monthly unit strengths for every British infantry battalion, cavalry regiment, and support units on active service from 1808 to 1815 in British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815. This is a massive undertaking, with hundreds of files. We will be doing it in installments, the first looking at the Peninsular War. Editor's Note: These files are in Microsoft Excel. Unfortuantely, due to the amount of data they contain, I was unable to convert them neither into a pdf file nor a html file.

Peninsular Monthly Return, July 1808 (Troops at Cork)

Peninsular Monthly Return, September 1808

Peninsular Monthly Return, October 1808

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1808 (Portugal)

Peninsular Monthly Return, November 1808 (Moore)

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1808 (Portugal)

Peninsular Monthly Return, December 1808 (Moore)

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

Royal Veteran, Reserve, and Garrison Battalions

We close with a review of:

Walcheren 1809: the Scandalous Destruction of a British Army

31 January

Andrew Bamford examines how the British force destined for the Low Countries in early 1814 were assembled in Battalions of Detachments in 1814 – the Duke of York Responds to Britain’s Manpower Shortfall

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

55th Foot

Ron McGuigan adds three new biographies to his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Joseph Muter
Richard Stovin
Kenneth MacKenzie

Digby Smith finishes his study of Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Christian Johann Friedrich Otto von Zieten
Hans Joachim von Zieten

Wieprecht Hans Karl Friedrich Ernst Heinrich von Zieten

Enrico Acerbi updates his study of the Austrian Army: The Austrian Imperial-Royal Army (Kaiserliche-Königliche Heer) 1805 – 1809: The Austrian Landwehr in 1809

We close with a review by Robn McGugian of Erwin Muilwijk's

1815: From Mobilization to War, Volume 1

15 January

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of The Campaign of 1814, Volume II

Chapter 8, Part III: Battle of Montmirail

Roberto Scattolin continues his study of French desertion in Portugal in 1811 in Multiethnic Military Dissent and Armed Resistance in 1811 Portugal: Controlling Conflict, Chaudron’s Attested Choice and The Formation of the Independents

Part III

In Digby Smith's Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

August Wilhelm Hermann von Zenge
Karl Heinrich von Zielinski

Ron McGuigan adds two new biographies to his British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

William Eden
Gerard Gosselin

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

34th Foot

We close with a reviews by Gareth Glover of Erwin Muilwijk's

1815: From Mobilization to War, Volume 1

The year 2012 was also an incredible year for the Napoleon Series. It continues to grow at an incredible rate. We now have over 120,000 articles, reviews, images, maps, and other items. All are free to the public and the number of daily visitors is immense. We average over 75,000 files downloaded per day, for over 27,000,000 files during the year! This averages 1.5 gb of data per day! The forum continues to be the place for exchanging of ideas, with over 7,200 messages posted last year.

I would be amiss if I did not publicly thank all of the editors who were actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Series in 2012. 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!

John R. Grodzinski, Editor of the War of 1812 Magazine.

Tom Holmberg, the Reviews Editor. Every review published on the Series is edited by Tom first! .

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

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.

Steven Smith, Internet Search Guru. I am constantly amazed at what Steven finds on the internet and shares on the Forum. I am convinced that if Steven can not find it, it is not on the internet!

Stephen Summerfield, Editor of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal.

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

Dr. John G. Gallaher, Colonel Jack Gill, J. David Markham, and Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze who were the judges in our annual writing contest!

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