Research Subjects: Eyewitness Accounts

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: the Staff Attached to the Headquarters

By Robert Burnham

There was staff that was attached to the headquarters, but were not part of the departments. These included chaplains, the judge advocate general, and the paymaster general, among others.

Cooke, Robert D. At Wellington's Headquarters: the letters of Robert Duffield Cooke Army Pay Corps 1811-14. Gareth Glover (ed,) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2009. 38 pages.

Notes: Went out to be a clerk and by 1814 was the senior clerk in the Paymaster's Office in the British Army in the Peninsula.

Larpent, George. The Private Journal of F.S. Larpent, Judge Advocate General of the British Forces in the Peninsula Attached to the Head-quarters of Lord Wellington During the Peninsular War from 1812 to its Close Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2000. 600 pages.

Notes: This is from the 3rd Edition which was printed in 1854.

Larpent, George. The Private Journal of F.S. Larpent, Judge Advocate General of the British Forces in the Peninsula Attached to the Head-quarters of Lord Wellington During the Peninsular War from 1812 to its Close London: Richard Bentley; 1853. 3 volumes; 315, 317, & 301 pages. Copy.

Notes: Little on military justice, but much on life in the British army at the time.

Stonestreet, George G. Recollections of the Scenes of which I was a Witness in the Low Countries & France in the Campaigns of 1814 and 1815 and the Subsequent Occupation of French Flanders: The Journal and lLetters of the Reverend George Griffin Stonestreet 1814-16. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2009. 80 pages.

Notes: was a chaplain.

Stonestreet, George G. "Letter to George Trower dated 20 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 225 - 226

Notes: was a chaplain

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2013; last updated January 2016.

 

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