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2017 Napoleon Series Writing Contest

31 July 2018

Richard Tennant continues his study of The German and Dutch Troops in Spain

Chapter 2 Part I: Events of 1809
Chapter 2 Part II: Troops of Hessen-Darmstadt

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles Volume 2: The Baden Contingent

Chapter 3: Campaign of 1809 Part II

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Medical Department

We close with a review of: The Bloody Fields of Waterloo: Medical Support at Wellington’s Greatest Battle

15 July 2018

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles Volume 2: The Baden Contingent

Chapter 3: Campaign of 1809 Part I

Richard Tennant looks at The German and Dutch Troops in Spain

Introduction
Chapter 1 Part I: Events of 1808 - 1809
Chapter 1 Part II: Troops of Frankfurt
Chapter 1 Part III: Troops of Holland

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Infantry
Militia and Fencible Regiments

We close with a review of Steve Brown's By Fire and Bayonet

30 June 2018

Richard Tennant examines the reliance of the Brisith Peninsular Army on mules in: Wellington's Mules

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles Volume 2: The Baden Contingent

Chapter 2: Campaign of 1806 - 1807

We update our Virtual Battlefield Tours:

Action on the River Coa

Terry Newman makes a correction to Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call".

We close with a pair of reviews:

Officiers de Napoléon tués ou blessés pendant la guerre d'Espagne (1808-1814)
Napoleon and Grouchy: the Last Great Waterloo Mystery Unravelled

15 June 2018

Terry Crowdy takes a new look at the charge that won Marengo for Napoleon in:

Marengo: Kellermann’s Charge and the Forgotten Brigade

Greg Gorsuch translates Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles Volume 2: The Baden Contingent

Preface
Chapter 1: the Prince Primate
Bibliography
Works of the Same Author

Thierry LeGrand finishes his massive study of 1812. Russian Campaign on the Left Wing of the Grande Armée

Chapter IX - Intervention of the IX Corps October 30th to November 26th
Annex 10: Clash of Czarnicki – October 31st, 1812
Annex 11: Battle of Smoliany – November 14th, 1812

Virgilio Ilari continues to look at French intrigue in India in Project d'une expedition dans l'Indie par terre en 1801 (In Italian)

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Paymasters
The Cavalry
The Foot Guards
The Infantry
The Enlisted Soldiers
The Militia and Fencible Regiments

We close with a couple of reviews:

A Tour of Waterloo with Campaigns and Culture
Napoleon's Marshals

30 April 2018

A quick reminder about the our joint project with the military history publisher Helion & Company. Andrew Bamford, a long time contributor to the Series and now a Commissioning Editor for Helion, has come up with an idea for a new book that is directly aimed at contributors and readers of the Napoleon Series. He is looking for individuals interested in making the jump to publishing their work in hard copy but are not necessarily yet at the stage where they are ready to venture a full-length book. Equally, other contributors may have offshoots of research that are too short for a book but too long for, or unsuited to the format of, an article either on the Napoleon Series or in a print journal. Please note that this will be a multi-author book, with each chapter being between eight and twelve thousand words. This is a golden opportunity for new authors as well as those who have been published before! For more detailed information click on: Helion Book Project

In Thierry LeGrand's massive study of 1812. Russian Campaign on the Left Wing of the Grande Armée

Chapter VIII - The Retreat from October 21st to 29th
Annex 8: Orders of Battles for the 2nd Battle of Polotsk – October 18th, 1812
Annex 9: Forces present on October 29th, 1812

Greg Gorsuch finishes his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles Volume 1: The Frankfurt Regiment

Chapter 10: War on Spain (1813)
Chapter 11: the 1809 Campaign and the Enlargement of Frankfurt in 1810
Chapter 12: Russian Campaign in 1812
Chapter 13: the Defense of Danzig in 1813
Chapter 14: the 1813 Campaign and the Defense of Glogau
Conclusion
Notice on Uniforms
Table of Contents
Table of Illustrations and Maps
Iconographic Sources Consulted

Virgilio Ilari looks at French intrigue in India in L'Affaire Dubuc: Bonaparte, l'India e la Spie (1787 -1808) (In Italian)

We close with a review of Waterloo Rout & Retreat: the French Perspective

15 April 2018

I am sad to announce that after 12 years and 28 issues, the War of 1812 Magazine will no longer be published. It had a great run and will be greatly missed. This will be the final issue.

Issue 28 of the War of 1812 Magazine

31 March 2018

I am pleased to announced a new joint project with the military history publisher Helion & Company. Andrew Bamford, a long time contributor to the Series and now a Commissioning Editor for Helion, has come up with an idea for a new book that is directly aimed at contributors and readers of the Napoleon Series. He is looking for individuals interested in making the jump to publishing their work in hard copy but are not necessarily yet at the stage where they are ready to venture a full-length book. Equally, other contributors may have offshoots of research that are too short for a book but too long for, or unsuited to the format of, an article either on the Napoleon Series or in a print journal. Please note that this will be a multi-author book, with each chapter being between eight and twelve thousand words. This is a golden opportunity for new authors as well as those who have been published before! For more detailed information click on: Helion Book Project

Greg Gorsuch continues with his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. The latest installment is Volume 1: The Frankfurt Regiment

Chapter 6: War or Spain (1809)
Chapter 7: War or Spain (1810)
Chapter 8: War or Spain (1811)
Chapter 9: War or Spain (1812)

In Thierry LeGrand's massive study of 1812. Russian Campaign on the Left Wing of the Grande Armée

Chapter VII - The Second Battle of Polotsk October 18th to 20th 1812
Annex 7: Forces & Organisation on October 16th, 1812

15 March 2018

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

The 88th Foot

In Thierry LeGrand begins a massive study of 1812. Russian Campaign on the Left Wing of the Grande Armée

Chapter VI - The Strategic Stalemate from End of August to mid-October 1812
Annex: Military Operations on Riga
Annex 5: Troops involved in the Battle of August 18th & Losses
Annex 6: Forces on August 31st & on September 15th, 1812

Greg Gorsuch continues with his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. The latest installment is Volume 1: The Frankfurt Regiment

Chapter 3: Troops of Frankfurt
Chapter 4: The Prussian Campaign in 1806
Chapter 5: War or Spain (1808)

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Infantry

We close with a review of: The Army of Portugal 1793 – 1814

28 February 2018

Greg Gorsuch continues with his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. The latest installment is Volume 1: The Frankfurt Regiment

Preface
Foreword
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Sources Consulted

In Thierry LeGrand's massive study of 1812. Russian Campaign on the Left Wing of the Grande Armée

Chapter V - The First Battle of Polotsk – August 17th to 18th
Annex 3: Order of Battle on August 17th in the morning
Annex 4: Troops involved in the Battle of August 17th &Losses

Dr. Guillaume de Syon provides an overview of Napoleon and Switzerland

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

The 87th Foot

We closed with a review of A Scots Grey at Waterloo: the Remarkable Story of Sergeant William Clarke

15 February 2018

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

The 86th Foot

Dr. Guillaume de Syon provides an overview of Science under Napoleon

Moisés Gaudêncio and Anthony Gray finish their editing of The Peninsular Journal of Major General John Randoll Mackenzie 1808-1809:

Major General John Randoll Mackenzie's Journal: May 1809

In Greg Gorsuch finishes his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. Volume IV -- The Regiment of the Saxon Duchies

Chapter 7: Uniforms of the Regiments of the Saxon Duchies from 1806 to 1813

In Daniel Clarke's The Duchy of Arenberg and the Dukes and Princes Who Fought during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1789-1815 we have

Ernest-Engelbert-Louis-Marie-Ludwig-Maria-Franz, Prince of Arenberg

In Thierry LeGrand's massive study of 1812. Russian Campaign on the Left Wing of the Grande Armée

Chapter III - Oudinot’s Offensive
Chapter IV - An Undecided Marshal: August 2nd-16th
Annex 2: Order of Battle on August 10th, 1812 (Day Before the Cash of Swolna)

Greg Gorsuch adds three new parts to his translation of Volume IV of The Campaign of 1814:

Chapter 18: Part XII
Chapter 18: Part XIII
Chapter 18: Part XIV
Chapter 18: Part XV

We close with a review by Steve Brown of Waterloo Messenger: The Life of Henry Percy, Peninsular Soldier and French Prisoner of War

31 January

Thierry LeGrand begins a massive study of 1812. Russian Campaign on the Left Wing of the Grande Armée The first three installments are:

Chapter I - On the Road to the River Dwina
Chapter II - In Front of Drissa
Annex 1: Orders of Battles, end of July – early August

In the Peninsular Journal of Major General John Randoll Mackenzie 1808-1809 edited by Moisés Gaudêncio and Anthony Gray we have:

Major General John Randoll Mackenzie's Journal: March 1809
Major General John Randoll Mackenzie's Journal: April 1809

In Greg Gorsuchtranslation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. Volume IV -- The Regiment of the Saxon Duchies

Campaign of 1813 Part I: The new quotas of the Duchies
Campaign of 1813 Part II: The Girard Division and the Fight of Lübnitz
Campaign of 1813 Part III: Defense of Magdeburg
Campaign of 1813 Part IV: Defense of Danzig

Daniel Clarke looks at the regiment of cavalry rasied by the Duc d'Arenberg

The Chevau-Legers du Duc d’Arenberg and the 27th Chasseurs-a-Cheval, 1806-1814

We close with a review of The French Army of the Orient 1798 – 1801: Napoleon’s Beloved Egyptians

15 January 2018

Daniel Clarke looks at the The Duchy of Arenberg and the Dukes and Princes Who Fought during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1789-1815

Prosper-Louis, Prince, then 7th Duke of Arenberg

Greg Gorsuch finishes his translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. Volume IV -- The Regiment of the Saxon Duchies

Chapter V: The Russian Campaign 1812 Part IV
Chapter V: The Russian Campaign 1812 Part V
Appendix: Officers of the Saxon Duchies Killed in the Service of France
Iconographic Sources
Table of Contents
Table of Illustrations

In the Peninsular Journal of Major General John Randoll Mackenzie 1808-1809 edited by Moisés Gaudêncio and Anthony Gray we have:

Major General John Randoll Mackenzie's Journal: January 1809
Major General John Randoll Mackenzie's Journal: February 1809

Traditionally I also use the first update of the year to provide a "State of the Napoleon Series" message.

The year 2017 was also a busy year for the Napoleon Series. We continue to grow at an incredible rate. We now have online over 176,000 articles, reviews, images, maps, and other items. All are free to the public and the number of visitors is immense. We continue to have about 100,000 different visitors a month with 57,000 files downloaded per day,or 10,000,000 files during the year! This averages 1.75GB of data per day! Twenty-six individuals wrote articles for us and they came from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States! Our History Forum continues to be the place for exchanging of ideas, with 1,000+ registered users and over 6,000 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 2016. 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! He also has written many articles for the Series.

Tom Holmberg, the Reviews Editor. Every review published on the Series is edited by Tom first! Tom is also one of the top contributors to the Napoleon Series Forum.

Matthew Macvittie, Editor of the War of 1812 Magazine.

David Markham, the Napoleon Series' Writing Contest coordinator

Several individuals also have provided many of the articles that we published in the past year. It is through their continuing efforts that make the Napoleon Series such a valuable source of information on the Napoleonic Era! In alphabetical order, they are: Tony Broughton, Steve Brown, Daniel Clarke, Christopher Coffey, Gareth Glover, Moisés Gaudêncio, Greg Gorsuch, Anthony Gray, Wayne Hanley, Tom Holmberg, Justin Howard, Susan Howard, John Hussey, Kevin Kiley, Mark Tadeusz Łałowski, François Leouard, Ron McGuigan, Alistair Nichols, Jonathan North, Eamonn O'Keeffe, Nicolas-Denis Remy, and John Schneider.

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

Colonel Jack Gill, Dr. Wayne Hanley, and Dr. J. David Markham 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 18 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. Please send your papers in a format that can be easily edited, such as Word. Once it has been edited, your paper will be published in PDF format.

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.

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

Enjoy!!

Robert Burnham
Editor-in-Chief
The Napoleon Series

31 December 2017

In another first for the Napoleon Series, Moisés Gaudêncio and Anthony Gray have unearthed the never before published the Peninsular Journal of Major General John Randoll Mackenzie 1808-1809! Because of its length it will be published onver the next several updates. Our first installment is:

A Short Biography of Major General John Randoll Mackenzie
Major General John Randoll Mackenzie's Journal: October 1808
Major General John Randoll Mackenzie's Journal: November 1808
Major General John Randoll Mackenzie's Journal: December 1808

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. He begins with Volume IV -- The Regiment of the Saxon Duchies

Chapter V: The Russian Campaign 1812 Part I
Chapter V: The Russian Campaign 1812 Part II
Chapter V: The Russian Campaign 1812 Part III

In Steve Brown's British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them – 1793 T o 1815

The 58th Foot

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Cavalry
The Infantry
Enlisted Memoirs
Musicians
Chaplains
Judge Advocate General

15 December 2017

Daniel Clarke looks at the The Duchy of Arenberg and the Dukes and Princes Who Fought during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1789-1815

Arenberg, Auguste-Marie-Raymond, Count of La Marck and Prince of

In Steve Brown's British Infantry Regiments and the Men Who Led Them – 1793 T o 1815

The 48th Foot

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. He begins with Volume IV -- The Regiment of the Saxon Duchies

Chapter IV: Spain 1810 - 1811 Part IIIa
Chapter IV: Spain 1810 - 1811 Part IV
Chapter IV: Spain 1810 - 1811 Part IVa

We close with a review of The Forgotten War against Napoleon: Conflict in the Mediterranean 1793 – 1815

30 November 2017

Christopher Coffey looks at the Royal Decrees concerning The Cost of the Napoleonic Wars for Spain

In Greg Gorsuch's translation of Commandant Sauzey's multi-volume book The Germans under the French Eagles. He begins with Volume IV -- The Regiment of the Saxon Duchies

Chapter IV: Spain 1810 - 1811 Part I
Chapter IV: Spain 1810 - 1811 Part II Wait until you read this part. As a former infantryman, my feet ached for them!
Chapter IV: Spain 1810 - 1811 Part III

Daniel Clarke adds to new articles to his massive study of the Officers of the Anhalt Duchies who Fought in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1789-1815

Dahle, Andreas
Piguet, Friedrich von

He also updates

Sonnenberg, Albrecht von
Bibliography

Gareth Glover provides makes a correction to Lionel Challis' Peninsula Roll Call in Corrections to the Peninsula Roll Call

We update British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars:

The Infantry
Enlisted Memoirs

We close with a review of one of the most unusual books we have seen:

España de la Guerra: the Spanish Political Songs of the War in Spain 1808 to 1814

 

 

 

 



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