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Research Subjects: Eyewitness Accounts

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: the Infantry Regiments

By Robert Burnham

This document includes all foot regiments except for the Foot Guards and the 95th Rifles. There were so many entries for those four regiments, they have separate sections.

1st Foot

Black, John L. "Letter to His Father, dated 10 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 181 - 183.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion.

Butler, Robert. Narrative of the Life and Travels of Serjeant ---- , written by himself. Edinburgh: David Brown, 1826.

Notes: was a fifer in the 26th Foot. In 1806 enlisted in the the 1st Foot and was the fife-major in India. The 3rd edition, which was published in 1854, is a much expanded edition.

Douglas, John. Douglas’s Tale of the Peninsula & Waterloo: 1808-1815 Monick, Stanley (Editor) .London: Leo Cooper; 1997. 133 pages;

Notes: was a sergeant by the end of the wars; served at Walcheren, Peninsula (1809-1814), and Waterloo.

MacDonald, Robert. "Waterloo Letters # 162 and 163, dated 29 December 1838 and 14 February 1839 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 373 - 375

Notes: was a captain in the 1st Battalion and assumed command of the battalion when the commander was wounded at Waterloo; was also wounded at Waterloo.

Malcolm, John. "Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and in the South of France" in Memorials of the Late War. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Constable, 1831. Pages 237 - 307.

Notes: was a volunteer in 3rd Battalion; was commissioned as an ensign in the 42nd Foot January 1814.

Stoyte, John. "Letter # 12, dated 19 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 273 - 274

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

2nd Foot

Maule, Francis. Memoirs of the Principal Events in the Campaigns of North Holland and Egypt. Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, n.d. 325 pages.

Notes: This is a reprint of the 1816 edition and is part of a joint effort between the publisher and the National Army Museum. Date of publication is around 2010.

3rd Foot

Bunbury, Thomas. Reminiscences of a Veteran. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press in association with the National Army Museum, 2009.  3 volumes.

Notes: Only the first volume covers the Napoleonic Wars; spent 1808 – 1809 in 3rd Foot. served as the adjutant of the 1st Battalion of Detachments after Talavera; captain in the 20th Portuguese Regiment in October 1809, served as the brigade major of Skerrett's Brigade from July 1811 - September 1812, commanded a company in the 5th Caçadores, command the 6th Caçadores at Toulouse, and would end the war serving as a major in the 3rd and then the 4th Caçadores.

4th Foot

Bevan, C. Letters of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bevan

Notes: 80 letters written to his wife between 1804 and 1811. He commanded the 1st Battalion in 1811 and committed suicide at Portelagre on 8 July 1811 after being held accountable for the loss of the French garrison at Almeida.

Bowlby, Peter. Walcheren, Spain, America and Waterloo: the Memoir of Captain Peter Bowlby 4th Foot (1791 - 1877). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2016.

Notes: was a junior officer at Walcheren, 2nd Battalion in the Peninsula from April - June 1812, the 1st Battalion from July 1812 to April 1814; Bladensburg, burning of Washington, and New Orleans; and Waterloo.

Bowlby, Peter. "Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 202 - 203

Notes: was a Captain in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Browne, John. "Waterloo Letter # 172, dated 21 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 393 - 394

Notes: was a captain and according to the "Waterloo Roll Call" commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Levinge, Charles. "Waterloo Letter # 173, dated 26 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Page 394

Notes: was an ensign in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

5th Foot

Anonymous. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 288 - 292; 2nd Battalion.

Dayes, John. Memoir of the Military Career of John Dayes, late Paymaster Sergeant of the 5th Regiment of Foot. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2004. 26 pages. 

Notes: Holland 1799; Buenos Aires 1806; Corunna; Peninsula 1812 - 1814.

Morley, Stephen. Memoirs of a Sergeant of the 5th Regiment of Foot, containing an Account of His Service, in Hanover, South America, and the Peninsula Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1999. 123 pages.

Notes: Served in 1806 expedition to Buenes Aires; Peninsula from 1808 - 1813; Rolica, Vimiero, Corunna Campaign where he was captured. Escaped and made his way to Portugal. Assigned to 2nd Battalion of Detachments until after Talavera. Returned to England in October 1809. Returned to Peninsula in 1812. Was invalided from retreat of 1812 and returned to England in early 1813.

Ridge, Henry. "Affair of El Bodon" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 1; Pages 218 - 224. Was battalion commander.

Ridge, Henry. "Private Letter" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages 6 -9.

Notes: Was in the 2nd Battalion. Ridge led one of the assault columns. Contains copy of the original order given to the battalion for the assault. Superb account of the assault.

Vere, Charles Broke. Marches, Movements, and Operations, of the 4th Division of the Allied Army, in Spain and Portugal, in the Years 1810, 1811, & 1812 Ipswich: R. Deck; 1841. 44 pages.

Notes: was a major in the 5th Regiment 4 February 1808; made brevet lieutenant colonel on 27 April 1812. Served as the assistant quartermaster-general of the 4th Division from 7 Febraruy 1811. Last entry is 28 November 1812.

7th Fusiliers

Cooper, John S. Rough Notes of Seven Campaigns: 1809-1815 Staplehurst: Spellmount Library; 1996. 160 pages.

Notes: Rose to the rank of sergeant. All of the major battles of Peninsula, plus New Orleans.

Knowles, Robert. The War in the Peninsula: Some Letters of a Lancashire Officer. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2004. 109 pages.

Notes: Covers 1811 - 1813. Killed at Roncesvalles.

Mackworth, Digby. "Waterloo Diary, dated 30 March - 18 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 7 - 25

Notes: was a captain and aide-de-camp to General Rowland Hill at Waterloo.

8th Foot

Commins, James. "The War on the Canadian Frontier, 1812-14, Letters Written by Sergt. James Commins, 8th Foot". Norman C. Lord (ed.). Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research. Vol. 18, 1939. Pages 199-211

Notes: a series of letters penned in August 1815 reflecting his service during the War of 1812.

9th Foot

Cameron, Sir John, The Memoirs and Letters of Colonel Sir John Cameron 9th Foot 1809-13. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2013. 100 pages.

Notes:  Commanded 1st Battalion 9th Foot;  1809-1813 in the Peninsula; a lot on siege of San Sebastian.

Dent, William. A Young Surgeon in Wellington’s Army: the Letters of William Dent. Old Woking: Unwin Brothers; 1976. 68 Pages.

Notes: was an assistant surgeon; in 2nd Battalion 9th Foot August 1810 - November 1812; in 1st Battalion 9th Foot December 1812 - April 1814; served in North America 1814 - 1815.

Gomm, William M. Letters and Journals of Field-Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm from 1799 to Waterloo 1815. Francis Carr-Gomm (ed.). London: John Murray; 1881. 390 pages.

Hale, James. The Journal of James Hale: Late Serjeant in the ninth Regiment of Foot. Windsor: IX Regiment; 1998. PB; 139 pages.

Notes: Enlisted in Royal North Gloucester Regiment in 1801; volunteered for the 9th in 1807; Rolica, Vimiero, and Walcheren; Peninsula from 1810 1813; wounded at San Sebastian and invalided home.

Watson, Edward. Personal Adventures of a Young Officer during Walcheren & the Peninsular War: the Memoirs of Ensign Edward Watson 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot, 1808 - 11. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2017. PB. 84 pages

Notes: Was in the Corunna Campaign, Walcheren, and the Peninsula from April 1810 - August 1811. Resigned his commissioned in August 1811.

12th Foot

Bayly, Joseph. The Diary of Colonel Bayly, 12th Regiment, 1796-1830. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press; 2003. 282 pages.

Notes: is a diary of his time in India.

14th Foot

Keppel, George Thomas. Fifty Years of My Life. New York: Henry Holt. 1876.

Notes: Sixth Earl of Albermarle; commissioned as a 16 year old ensign in 1815; was in the 3rd Battalion and at Waterloo. Pages 86-125.

Ross, William. "Letter # 171, dated 18 January 1836" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 261

Notes: was a captain and commanded the Light Company 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Tidy, Francis S. "Memoirs Dictated to His Daughter" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 169 - 176.

Notes: was a major and commanded the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo. Memoirs is a compilation of his and his daughters recollections.

19th Foot

Calladine, George. Colour Sergeant Calladine. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; ND.

Notes: Derbyshire Militia 1805;  19th Foot 1811. Ceylon 1814 - 1816.

Calladine, George. Diary of Colour-Sergeant George Calladine, 19th Foot, 1793-1837 Ferrar, M.L. (ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, nd. 224 pages.

Notes: is a reprint of the 1922 edition; was in Derbyshire Militia 1805;  19th Foot 1811. Ceylon 1814 - 1816.

20th Foot

Steevens, Charles. Reminiscences of My Military Life from 1795 to 1818. Winchester: Warren & Son, 1878.  144 pages.

Steevens, Chartles. With the 'Old & Bold' 1795 to 1818: the Reminiscences of an Officer of H. M 20th Regiment During the Napoleonic Wars. Leonaur, 2010. 128 pages.

21st Fusiliers

Moodie, Dunbar. "Narrative of the Campaign in Holland in 1814, with Details of the Attack on Bergen-op-Zoom" in Memoirs of the Late War: Comprising the Personal Narrative of Captain Cooke, of the Forty-third Regiment Light iInfantry; the History of the Campaign of 1809 in Portugal. Vol.2 Nabu Press, 2010. 326 pages.

Notes: was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion; pages 257 - 313.

Moodie, Dunbar. Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 143 - 172.

Notes: was a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

22nd Foot

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

23rd Fusiliers

Anonymous. "Letter to His Friends in Dumfries, dated 20 June 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Page 175

Notes: possibly written by Surgeon John Munro.

Bentinck, Richard. The Very Thing: the Memoirs of Drummer Richard Bentinck Royal Welch Fusiliers 1807-1823. Jonathan Crook (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 208 pages.

Notes: Served in 1st Battalion; at Copenhagen (1807), Martinique (1809), Peninsula (1810-1814), and Waterloo.

Browne, Thomas H. The Napoleonic War Journal of Captain Thomas Henry Browne: 1807-1816. Roger N. Buckley (ed.). London: Army Records Society; 1987. 388 pages

Notes: Served in Copenhagen & Martinique; arrived in Peninsula in 1810; served with regiment until 1812; then in Adjutant General's Office in Wellington's HQ.

Dalmer, Thomas. "Letter to Edward Farmer Regarding the Death of Captain Thomas Farmer, Killed at Waterloo, dated February 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 175 - 176.

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; commanded the regiment after Colonel Ellis was severely wounded at Waterloo.

Dalmer, Thomas. "Letter # 172, dated 27 December 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 261 - 262

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; commanded the regiment after Colonel Ellis was severely wounded at Waterloo.

Edwardes-Tuckers, Thomas. Captain Thomas Edwardes-Tuckers Peninsular Diary, 23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, 1813-14 A.D.C to Sir Thomas Picton. Gareth Glover (ed.). Ken Trotman: Godmanchester, 2011. 48 pages.

Notes: Challis Index lists his family name as Tucker; was ADC from January 1813 - April 1814.

Enoch, John. "Regarding Captain Farmer, dated 27 May 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 176 - 177

Notes: was a lieutenant and adjutant in 1st Battalion; letter is about prize money.

Harrison, John. "The Royal Welcch Fusiliers at Albuera". Michael Glover (ed.) Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. Vol. LDVI Number 267 August 1988. Pages 146 - 154

Notes: was a 1st Lieutenant. The article consists of two letters. The first was written to his mother on 18 May 1811 and is on pages 14 - 147. The second letter was written on 24 May 1811 and is on pages 149 - 154.

Hill, John E. "Letter to His Brother-in-Law, J. Ley dated 7 July 1811" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 149 - 152

Notes: was a major and seriously wounded at Waterloo by a grapeshot ball in the collarbone and five times in the face.

Holmes, Robet P. "Waterloo Letter # 131, dated 29 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 312 - 313

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Charles Jolliffe's 8th Company at Waterloo.

Jeremiah, Thomas. A Short Account of the Life and Adventures of Private Thomas Jeremiah, 23rd or Royal Welch Fusiliers 1812-1837, including His Experiences at the Battle of Waterloo. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2008. 32 pages.

Jeremiah, Thomas. "Waterloo Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 177 - 194.

Notes: was a private in Captain Henry Johnson's 6th Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo; this account is the same as above.

McDonald, John. "Letters to His Family, dated 13 March 1815 - 16 January 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 120 - 133

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Joseph Hawtyn's Grenadier Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Roberts, Richard. Incidents in the Life of an Old Fusilier: the Recollections of Sergeant Richard Roberts of the 23rd Foot. Jonathan Crook (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, n.d. 18 pages.

Notes: 1805-1814; originally in 2nd Battalion, then 1st Battalion. Served at Copenhagen, Martinique, and the Peninsula (1810-1814). Good description of Badajoz.

24th Foot

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (not date; probably 2003). 29 pages.

Notes: was a lieutenant. Served in the Peninsula from 1809 - 1811; fought at Talavera, Busaco, and Fuentes d'Orono; great description of Beresford's investiture as a knight in the Order of the Bath in 1810.

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran.Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, 2010. 315 pages.

Notes: was an ensign in the 78th Foot and at Maida (1806), Egypt (1807); lieutenant in the 24th Regiment and at Talavera, Busacao, and Fuentes d'Onoro; captain in the York Chasseurs in 1813.

Ward, Harriet. Recollections of an Old Soldier. A Biographical Sketch of the Late Colonel Tidy, C.B., 24th Regiment, with Anecdotes of His Contemporaries. London, 1849. 285 pages.

26th Foot

Butler, Robert. Narrative of the Life and Travels of Serjeant ---- , written by himself. Edinburgh: David Brown, 1826.

Notes: was a fifer. In 1806 enlisted in the the 1st Foot and was the fife-major in India. The 3rd edition, which was published in 1854, is a much expanded edition.

27th Foot (Inniskilling)

Bakewell, Robert. The Exploits of Ensign Bakewell: with the Inniskillings in the Peninsula, 1810-1811; and in Paris, 1815. Ian Robertson (ed.). London: Frontline, 2012. 224 pages.

Notes: Was in the 3rd Battalion in the Peninsula from November 1810 to September 1811; went on half-pay in 1812; part of draft of replacements for 1st Battalion in the Low Countries, but missed Waterloo by one day; was part of the Army of Occupation until August 1815.

Crowe, Charles. Marching with Wellington: with the Inniskillings in the Napoleonic Wars. Martin Cassidy (ed.). Barnsley: Leo Cooper; 2003. 232 pages.

Notes: Contains the diary of Lieutenant Charles Crowe, who was in the 2nd Battalion until mid 1813, then 3rd Battalion; in rear areas on medical leave much of 1813-1814, joined the 3rd Battalion  for final campaigns of 1814; fantastic description of the battle of Toulouse from the company officer level. Takes over command of the 5th Company during the battle.

Crowe, Charles. An Eloquent Soldier: the Peninsular War Jounals of Lieutenant Charles Crowe of the Inniskillings 1812-1814. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 347 pages.

Notes: More complete than the Leo Cooper edition; covers 1812-1817; in the 2nd Battalion 48th Foot in the Peninsula from November 1812 - January 1813; then with the 3rd Battalion 27th Foot from January 1813 - April 1814.

Drewe, Edward. "Waterloos Letter # 174 and 175 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 395 - 397

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded; Letter #175 is dated 23 July 1842.

Emerson, J. "Recollections of the Late War in Spain and Portugal" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. 2; Pages 205 - 242. Covers 1811: Badajoz and Albuera.

Simcoe, Francis. Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe 6 June 1791 - 6 April 1812 Mary Fryer  (ed.). Toronto: Dundurn Press; 1996. 190 pages. 

Notes: Commissioned in 1808 in Ireland; Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; was not at Talavera; fought at Bussaco; died at assault of Badajoz. Book is mostly letters home, interspersed with much explanatory text.

28th Foot

Blakeney, Robert. A Boy in the Peninsular War London: Greenhill; 1989. 382 pages.

Notes: 1808 - 1815; Among others: Corunna, Barossa, Arroyo Molinos, but not Waterloo.

Cadell, Charles. "Letters # 176 and 177, dated 30 April 1835 and 28 March 1837" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 267 - 269

Notes: was a captain and company commander at Waterloo.

Cadell, Charles. Narrative of the Campaigns of the Twenty-eighth Regiment, since Their Return from Egypt in 1802. London: Whittaker, 1835. 301 Pages

Cadell, Charles. The Slashers: The Campaigns of the 28th Regiment of Foot during the Napoleonic Wars by a Serving Officer. Leonaur, 2008. 166 pages.

Notes: The above two books are similar, but the wording is different in places; served in 1st Battalion was at Copenhagen (1807), Peninsula July 1808 - January 1809, Walcheren (1809), and Peninsula July 1810 - March 1811, and July 1811 - April 1814; was the senior officer left towards the end of the Waterloo and commanded the battalion by the end of the day.

Crummer, James. "Letter to His Father dated 4 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 188 - 191

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo and served as the Brigade Major of the 8th British Brigade after the battle until early July 1815.

Facey, Peter. The Diary of a Veteran The Diary of Sergeant Peter Facey, 28th (North Gloucester) Regiment of Foot 1803-19. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2007. 68 Pages.

Notes: In Grenadier Company of 1st Battalion; served at the Siege of Copenhagen, Walcheren, Barossa, Arroyomolinos, Almaraz, Vittoria, the Nive, Toulouse & Waterloo.

Keep, William T. In the Service of the King: The Letters of William Thornton Keep at Home, Walcheren, and in the Peninsula, 1808-1814 Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 214 pages. ISBN: 1-873376-79-0

Notes:  Served at Walcheren with the 77th Regiment; joined the 28th Regiment in 1811; posted to the Peninsula in 1813.

Llewellyn, Richard. "Waterloo Letter # 149, dated 16 March 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Page 348

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Mountsteven, William B. "Letter # 178" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 269 - 270

Notes: was an ensign in Captain William Irving's Company at Waterloo.

Mounsteven, William B.. "Waterloo Letter # 151, dated 19 August 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 350 - 352

Notes: was an ensign in Captain William Irving's Company at Waterloo.

O'Neil, Charles. The Military Adventures of Charles O'Neil Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 269 pages.

Notes: Enlisted soldier; Peninsula from 1811 - 1814; Waterloo.

Patton, Thomas. "Petition of Sergeant Thomas Patton to the Duke of Wellington, dated 17 July 1846" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 176 - 177.

Notes: was a private in Captain Charles Cadell's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Shelton, J. William. "Waterloo Letter # 150, dated 29 September 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 349 - 350

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Richard Kelly's Company at Waterloo.

Vivian, Richard H. Richard Hussey Vivian: A Memoir. Claud Vivian (ed.) Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2003. 342 pages.

Notes: 28th Regiment 1794; saw extensive service in Flanders.

29th Foot

Crumplin, Michael. Guthrie's War: a Surgeon of the Peninsula & Waterloo. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2010. 203 pages.

Notes: Surgeon in the 29th Foot from 20 March 1806 to 4 January 1810; Staff Surgeon from 4 January 1810 to 16 September 1813; Deputy Inspector of Hospitals 13 September 1813; served in the Peninsula from July 1808 to January 1810 and January 1811 to April 1814. This book is a heavily editted compilation of Surgeon Guthrie's articles on his experiences as a military surgeon in the Peninsula. It is a rarity in that it covers the medical aspects of his work, rather than his personal life during the time.

Hay, Andrew Leith. A Narrative of the Peninsular War. 2 vols.Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2008. 636 pages.

Notes: In the Peninsula with the 29th Foot from July 1809 to March 1810; ADC to his uncle, General Leith, from April 1810 to April 1814; also served as an exploring officer in 1813.

Leslie, Charles. Military Journal of Colonel Leslie, K.H., of Balquhain whilst Serving with the 29th Regt. in the Peninsula, and the 60th Rifles in Canada, &c., 1807-1832. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. 332 pages.

Notes: In 29th Foot in Peninsula from July 1808-November 1811; with 8th Battalion 60th Foot from March 1813 - November 1815.

Leslie, Charles. "The Twenty-Ninth at Albuera" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 2; Pages 321 - 331.

Wray, Gregory. "An Original Lfrom Major Gregory Holman Bromley Way (29th Foot) to His Uncle Lord Sheffield" David Rogers (ed.) Waterloo Journal. Summer 2017. Pages 37 - 39

Notes:Major Way commanded the army’s advance guard, which consisted of a company from the 43rd, 52nd, and 95th Foot, and the Light Company of the 29th Foot in the 1809 Oporto Campaign. The letter is mostly about the battle of Grijo on 11 May 180

30th Foot

Carter, John V. The 1812 Diary of Ensign Carter 30th Foot. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2006. 25 pages.

Notes: Only 1812; died of sunstroke 23 July 1812.

Hamilton, Alexander. "Letter to General Thomas Brown, dated 26 July 1815" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 118 - 119

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the 2nd Battalion.

Howard, Robert. "Letter # 139, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 215 - 216

Notes: was a captain and company commander in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. "Letter to His Father, dated 7 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 161 - 163.

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. Journal and Opinions of Edward Nevil Macready, 30th Regiment of Foot, 1814-1830.

Notes: the Journal is a manuscript held by the National Army Museum and can be access by clicking on the above link. He served as a 17 year old volunteer in the 2nd Battalion in 1814 Campaign in the Low Countries and at Waterloo as an ensign. He commanded the Light Company at the end of Waterloo.

Macready, Edward. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 159 - 181

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. "Waterloo Letter #139, dated 23 April 1846" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 329 - 332

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Pratt, John. "Waterloo Letter #138, dated 23 February 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 325 - 329

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain John Powell' Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo. By the end of the battle, he was commanding the company.

Vigoureaux, Charles A. "Letter # 138, dated 30 August 1840" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 214 - 215

Notes: was a major and commanded the light companies of the 5th Brigade at Waterloo, where he was severely wounded.

Wray, H. B. "Letter to Lieutenant Lancelot Machell RE dated 23 April 1813" in Machell, Lancelot. The Peninsular War Letters of Lancelot Machell RE. Mark S. Thompson (ed.). Published by Mark S. Thompson, 2017. Page 113

Notes: Was the paymaster for the 2nd Battalion 30th Foot. Covers the accounts of Lieutenant Machell's brother, Richard who was wounded in the siege of Badajoz.

31st Foot

L'Estrange, George B. Recollections of Sir George B. L'Estrange London: Sapson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle; no date.

Notes: Arrived in Portugal in late 1812. Arrived in his unit in January 1813 and served in the campaigns of 1813 and 1814; was an officer in the light company.

32nd Foot

Belcher, Robert T. "Waterloo Letter # 154, dated 27 February 1843" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 354 - 355

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain David Davie's Company at Waterloo.

Calvert, Felix. "Waterloo Letters # 152 and 153, dated 19 April 1835 and 11 March 1837 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 352 - 354

Notes: was a major at Waterloo.

Crowe, John. "Letter # 179, dated 10 May 1837 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 270 - 271

Notes: was a captain and commanded the Light Company at Waterloo.

Dallas, Charles. "Letter dated 25 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 178 - 179.

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Stopford Cane's Company and wounded at Waterloo..

Ross-Lewin, Harry. With the Thirty-Second in the Peninsular and Other Campaigns Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2000. 368 Pages. ISBN: 0-946879-86-9

Notes: Served as a volunteer in the 13th Limerick Militia, as an ensign from 1793 - 1794. Served in West Indies, Copenhagen, Roliça, Vimeiro, Corunna, & Walcheren; returned to Peninsula in 1811; captain and company commander at Quatre Bras & Waterloo.

Stephens, Edward. "Letter to His Mother, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 133 - 135

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Hugh Harrison's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

33rd Infantry

Ephinstone, William K. "Waterloo Letter #140, dated 28 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 332 - 333

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Finlayson, Donald. "Letter to William Somerville, dated 25 June 1815" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 215 - 221

Notes: was an assistant surgeon.

Harty, J. M. "Waterloo Letter #141, dated 22 December 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 333

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Hemingway, George. "Letter to His Mother, dated 14 August 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 166 - 168.

Notes: was a private.

Howard, James A. "Letter to His Brother, dated 8 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 164 - 166.

Notes: was an ensign.

Knight, Charles. "Letter # 140, dated 25 March 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 216 - 217

Notes: was a captain at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Pattison, Frederick H. "Letters # 142 and 143, dated 24 November and 6 December 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 218 - 222

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo.

Pattison, Frederick H. Personal Recollections of the Waterloo Campaign Upton: Gosling Press; 1992. PB. 48 pages.

Notes: Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

Pattison, Frederick H. "Waterloo Letter #142, dated 6 December 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 334 - 337

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo.

Thain, William. "Letter to His Father, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 150 - 151

Notes: was an ensign.

Thain, William. in Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 85 - 122.

Notes: was an ensign in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

Thain, William. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 182 - 187

Notes: was an ensign and wounded in the left arm close to the shoulder by a musket ball at Waterloo.

Trevor, Arthur H. "Letter # 141, dated 22 December 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 217 - 218

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo; much of the letter concerns where the battalion's colors were at Waterloo.

34th Foot

Bell, George. Soldier's Glory: Being Rough Notes of an Old Soldier Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount; 1991. 325 pages. ISBN: 0-946771-28-6

Notes: Years 1811 - 1814

Egerton, Richard. "Letter #3, dated 7 October 1845" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 28 - 29

Notes: was a captain; was an aide-de-camp to the General Rowland Hill at Waterloo.

Sherer, Moyle. Recollections of the Peninsula Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1996. 273 pages. ISBN: 1-873376-66-9

Notes: 1809 - 1813

35th Foot

Austin, Thomas. "Old Stick-Leg" Extracts from the Diaries of Major Thomas Austin. New York: Dial Press; date unknown but at least 1947. 206 pages.

Notes: Served in the expedition to Holland 1813 - 1814.

Hayter, Alethea (ed.).The Backbone: Diaries of a Military Family in the Napoleonic Wars Edinburgh: Pentland Press; 1993. 343 pages.

Notes: Diary was kept by John Henry Slessor, who eventually made Major-General. was a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1814. Served in Ireland with the Royal Irish Artillery, joins 35th Foot in 1806; serves at Gibraltar, Sicily, Egypt, as governor of the island of Zante, the Campaigns in the Adriatic, Northern Italy; participated in the Waterloo Campaign, but was in the 4th Division which saw no action. Book also includes mother's diary. She lived in Oporto during the French occupation of Portugal.

Hildebrand, John. "Recollections of Waterloo" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 227 - 231

Notes: was a lieutenant and acting adjutant of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo. Spent the day of the battle guarding the road to Brussels near the village of Enghien.

Hildebrand, John. Fighting Napoleon: the Recollections of Lieutenant John Hildebrand 35th Foot in the Mediterranean and Waterloo Campaigns. Gareth Glover (ed.) Barnsley: Frontline, 2016.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the light company of the 1st Battalion in the Mediterranean from 1810 - 1814 and in the 2nd Battalion during the Waterloo Campaign where he was the acting adjutant. Much of the book covers the siege of Ragusa in 1813 and 1814. There are also letters from Croatian isurgents after Ragusa fell.

36th Foot

Anonymous. Buenos Aires 1807: A Personal Narrative by an Officer of the 36th Foot. El Dorado Books; 1994. PB; 104 pages.

Notes: Author is unknown; forward by Ian Fletcher.

38th Foot

Barnard, Charles. "Letter to His Mother dated 7 April 1812" in in Machell, Lancelot. The Peninsular War Letters of Lancelot Machell RE. Mark S. Thompson (ed.). Published by Mark S. Thompson, 2017. Page 113

Notes: Was a captain in the 2nd Battalion; letter covers his company's role in the assault on Badajoz on 6 April 1812..

40th Foot

Bishop, Peter. "Waterloo Letter # 178, dated 30 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 402 - 405

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Biahop, Peter. "Letter # 193, dated 30 April 1835 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 294

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Boutflower, Charles. The Journal of an Army Surgeon during the Peninsular War Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 193 pages.

Notes: With 40th Regiment August, 1809 November, 1812; served as the 4th Division (Hill’s Division) surgeon from November, 1812 May, 1813.

Browne, Fielding. "Waterloo Letter # 176, dated 6 May 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 398 - 400

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; assumed command of it during Waterloo.

Dilley, James. "A Private of the 40th Foot at Badajoz". Edited by Gareth Glover. Waterloo Journal.Vol. 36 No. 1. Spring, 2015.

Notes: was in Major Richard Archdall's Company. Is a Lletter to his parents dated 5 November 1811. Covers his wound at the 1st Siege of Badajoz on 5 May 1811.

Heyland, Arthur R. "Letter to His Wife, dated 17 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 139 - 141

Notes: was a major; commanded the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was killed.

Lawrence, William. A Dorset Soldier: The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence 1790 - 1869 Hathaway, Eileen (ed.).Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount; 1993. 176 pages

Notes: Served in Buenos Aires; Peninsula 1808 - 1814; New Orleans; was in Captain John Barnett's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

"Marching with Thomas Skeel" eidted by Major Francis Jones in The Carmarthenshire Historian, Volume VIII (1971), pp. 7-45.

Notes: A native of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Skeel served in the 2nd Somerset Militia 1803-7 before volunteering for the 40th Regiment, and was wounded and captured at Talavera. The first volume of his 1815 memoir, describing his militia service in Britain, is transcribed in this article, but whereabouts of the second volume describing his service overseas are unfortunately unknown.

Stretton, Sempronius. "The Pyrenees, in 1813" and "The 40th Regiment in the Pyrenees" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 2. Pages 343 - 349  

Stretton, Sempronius. "Letter # 19281, dated 7 February 1839 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 292 - 293

Notes: was a captain and company commander in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Stretton, Sempronius. "Waterloo Letter # 177, dated 7 February 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 400 - 401

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

41st Foot

Byfield, Shadrach. A Narrative of a Light Company Soldier’s Service, in the 41st Regiment of Foot, during the late American War; together with some adventures amongst the Indian Tribes, from 1812 to 1814. Bradford: John Bubb, 1840.

Notes: The memoirs of a private of the 41st Regiment – the best known British ranker's memoir of the War of 1812, covering the Detroit campaign to the author's wounding at Conjocta Creek in August 1814.

42nd Highlanders

Anonymous.  Personal Narrative of a Private Soldier in the 42nd Highlanders. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1996. 289 pages.

Notes:  In 1st and 2nd Battalions; Corunna, Walcheren,  Peninsula 1812-1814; wounded at Toulouse.

Anonymous. "Letter to Father dated 24 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 198 - 199

Notes: was a private and severely wounded at Quatre Bras. Missed Waterloo because of wound.

Anton, James. Retrospect of a Military Life Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1991. 395 pages.

Notes: Years 1813-1815; was a sergeant in Captain Murdoch McLaine's Company at Waterloo.

Campbell, John. "Waterloo Letter # 164, dated 15 March 1838" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 376 - 377

Notes: was a company commander at Waterloo.

Gerard, George. "Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 187 - 193.

Notes: was an ensign in the 1st Battalion; was killed at Quatre Bras.

Gunn, James. "Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 145 - 149.

Notes: was a private in Captain James Sterling's Company of the 1st Battalion.

Mackenzie, Donald. "Extract from the book Merely a Memorandum" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 183 - 187.

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Murdoch McLaine's Company at Waterloo.

Malcolm, John. Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and South of France in 1814 Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1999. 74 pages.

Notes:  Covers late 1813 - 1814. Was a volunteer in the 3rd Battalion 1st Foot. Was commissioned in January 1814. Was published in 1999 by Ken Trotman in Two Peninsular War Journals along with Major General Henry MacKinnon's A Journal of the Campaign in Portugal and Spain from the Year 1809 to 1812

Malcolm, John. "Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and in the South of France" in Memorials of the Late War. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Constable, 1831. Pages 237 - 307.

Notes: was a volunteer in 3rd Battalion; was commissioned as an ensign in the 42nd Foot January 1814.

Malcolm, John. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 135 - 138

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion; severely wounded in the arm at Quatre Bras; missed Waterloo.

McEween, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 165" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 377 - 378

Notes: was a corporal in Captain James Stirling's Company at Waterloo; "The Waterloo Medal Roll" spells his name as McEwan.

Scott, John. "Triangle-player John Scott" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 199 - 201

Notes: Was a ten year old boy, whose father was in the regiment. Played the triangle in the regimental band at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

43rd Infantry

Brumwell, John. With the 43rd in the Peninsula: the Letters of Lt. John Brumwell. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (no date; probably 2003). 31 pages.

Notes: Corunna; with the 1st Battalion on the outpost lines in the vicinity of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida in 1810 -- good descriptions of the actions there, especially of the Action on the Coa. Killed at Badajoz.

Brumwell, John. The Peninsular War, 1808-1812. Letters of a Weardale soldier, Lieutenant John Brumwell. Egglestone, William (ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2012. 124 pages.

Notes: Corunna; with the 1st Battalion on the outpost lines in the vicinity of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida in 1810 -- good descriptions of the actions there, especially of the Action on the Coa. Killed at Badajoz.

Cooke, John H. .A True Soldier Gentleman: the Memoirs of Lt. John Cooke 1791 - 1813. Hathaway, Eileen (ed.). Swanage: Shinglepicker; 2000. 266 pages.

Notes: Served with the 2nd Battalion at Walcheren; transferred to the 1st Battalion and served in the Peninsula from 1811 - 1813.

Cooke, John H. "A Sketch of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo: a Letter by an Officer Engaged" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages 1 - 6.

Cooke, John H. "The Battle of Salamanca" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 321 - 346

Cooke, John H. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 267 - 288

Garretty, Thomas . Memoirs of a Sergeant Late in the Forty-third Light Infantry Regiment previous to and during the Peninsular War Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 278 pages.

Notes:  Served in attack on Copenhagen 1806; Peninsula: Corunna Campaign; returned to Peninsula in June, 1809; good account of River Coa ; seriously wounded at Badajoz; returns to England in 1812.

Hamilton, Anthony. Hamilton's Campaign with Moore and Wellington during the Peninsular War Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1998. 164 pages.

Notes: In the 2nd Battalion in the Peninsula from 1808-1813. In 1st Battalion of Detachments. Captured at San Sebastian in 1813.

Hennell, George. A Gentleman Volunteer: The Letters of George Hennell from the Peninsular War 1812 - 1813. Glover, Michael (ed.) London: Heinemann; 1979. 190 pages.

O'Malley, George. "Waterloo Letter # 166, dated 10 May 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 378 - 379

Notes: was a major in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo where he was wounded twice.

Reddock, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 167, dated 11 April 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 380 - 382

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain George Crozier's Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo; Siborne spells his name as Riddock.

Shaw, James. "Letter # 137, dated 18 March 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 213 - 214

Notes: was a captain and served as the assistant quatermaster general assigned to the 3rd Division at Waterloo.

Shaw, James. Notes on the Battle of Waterloo Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2003. 213 pages.

Notes: In the 43rd Light Infantry, but served on the Quartermaster-General's staff of the 3rd Division at Waterloo, which was commanded by Lieutenant General Charles Alten; would later go by the name Shaw-Kennedy.

Shaw-Kennedy, James. "Letters to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Rooke dated 19 December 1863 and 24 December 1865" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 13 - 15

Notes: was a captain in the 43rd Foot and an Assistant Quartermaster General at Waterloo. Discusses Wellington's treatment of General Count Kielmansegge after Waterloo. Went by Janes Shaw until 1820.

Somerset, Fitzroy. "Narrative of the Surrender of Badajoz ". Gareth Glover (ed.). Waterloo Association Journal. Spring 2007. Pages 17 - 19

Notes: was ADC to Wellington from August – October 1808, April 1809 – April 1810, Military Secretary from May 1810 – April 1814, Waterloo Campaign.

44th Foot

Gregory, Edward T. "Letter # 183, dated 8 November 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 274 - 375

Notes: was not in the 44th Foot, but gives the disposition of the colors of the 2nd Battalion in 1844.

Martin, Henry. "Letter to Father dated 29 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 201 - 202

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

45th Foot

Brown, William. With the 45th at Badajoz, Salamanca, and Vittoria. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (no date; probably 2003). 44 pages.

Notes: Served in the 1st Battalion; arrived in the Peninsula in 1809 and fought at Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (great descriptions of the assault and pillage of the city), Salamanca (great description of being ridden down by French cavalry), the 1813 retreat, and battle for Vitoria and the subsequent looting of the French baggage train. Also served as an officer's servant. Fantastic descriptions of the daily life of a soldier on campaign.

Brown, William. The Autobiography, Or Narrative of a Soldier. London: J. Paterson, 1829.

Notes: was a private and served in the 1st Battalion.

Campbell, James. A British Army, as It Was, -- Is – and Ought to Be. London: T&W Boone, 1840.

Notes: was in the 1st Battalion 45th Foot and the Brigade Major of the 1st Brigade 3rd Division April 1812 - April 1814.

Harley, John. The Veteran, or Forty Years in the British Service: Comprising  Adventures in Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, and Prussia.  London: (Privately published); 1838. 2 vols.

47th Foot

Harley, John. The Veteran, or Forty Years in the British Service, by Captain John Harley, late Paymaster 47th Regiment.  London, 1838.

Notes: Very rare. Only 400 copies published.

Reed, Adam. Seven Years on the Peninsula. The memoirs of Private Adam Reed, 47th (Lancashire) Foot 1806-17. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2012. 100 pages.

Notes: was originally in the Corps of Royal Artillery Drivers but deserted and enlisted in the 2nd Battalion 47th Foot.

48th Foot

Brooke, William. "A Prisoner of Albuera: the ournal of Major William Brooke from May 18 to September 28, 1811" in Charles Oman's Studies in the Napoleonic Wars. London: Greenhill, 1987. Pages 173 - 206

Crowe, Charles. An Eloquent Soldier: the Peninsular War Jounals of Lieutenant Charles Crowe of the Inniskillings 1812-1814. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 347 pages.

Notes: in the 2nd Battalion 48th Foot in the Peninsula from November 1812 - January 1813; then with the 3rd Battalion 27th Foot from January 1813 - April 1814.

49th Foot

Fitzgibbon, James.  A Veteran of 1812: the Life of James Fitzgibbon. Mary A. Fitzgibbon (ed.) London: R. Bentley & Son; 1894. 347 pages.

50th Regiment

MacCarthy, John E.C. Recollections of the Storming of the Castle of Badajoz by the Third Division. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2001. 118 pages.

Note: Was volunteer assistant engineer on Picton's staff.

Napier, Charles J. Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James  Napier. William Napier (ed.) London: James Murray; 1854. 4 vols.

            Notes: Volume 1 covers the Peninsula

Patterson. "Leaves from the Journal of a Veteran" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. I; Pages 21 - 51; Corunna Campaign.

Patterson. "Arroyo de Molino" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. II; Pages 312 - 320.

Patterson, John.  The Adventures of Captain John Patterson with Notices of the Officer, etc. of the 50th, or Queen’s Own Regiment , from 1807 to 1821. London: T. and W. Boone, 1837. 436 pages.

Patterson, John. Camps and Quarters; Scenes and Impressions of Military Life, Interspersed with Anecdotes of Various Well-known Characters Who Flourished in the War. London: Saunders, 1843. 2 vols. 687 pages.

Notes: Is a combination of vignettes and memoirs; lots of anecdotes; Peninsula August 1808 - January 1809 and November 1810 - October 1813. Volume One covers through Walcheren; Volume Two covers his return to the Peninsula in 1810 through his return to Ireland. I was not able to find a modern set of both books published by a single publisher. Individual reprints of both volumes are available.

Stanhope. Charles. "Letters and Journals of Charles Stanhope, Major 50th Foot" in Eyewitness to the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo: the Letters and Journals of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable James Stanhope 1803 to 1825. Gareth Glover (ed.) Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2010. Pages 214 - 222

Notes: was second major in the regiment. Journal covers 27 May - 28 November 1808. Was killed at Corunna on 16 January 1809. The jounral covers time in Portugal and Spain.

51st Foot

Abbott, John. "Letter to Anne Bank dated 12 November 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 155 - 157

Notes: ws a private in Major John Keyt's Company at Waterloo.

Armstrong, Richard. "Letter His Mother and Sisters dated 1 September 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 157 - 158

Notes: was a private in Captain John Ross' Company of the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Blainey, William. Bonaparte versus Blainey Union Springs: Tallcot Bookshop; 1988. PB 48 pages.

Notes: Retired as a sergeant. Served in Walcheren and Peninsula from 1811 - 1814.

Campbell, James. "Letter # 173" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 262 - 263

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Mitchell, Hugh H. "Letter to His Wife, Harriet undated" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Page 155

Notes: was a colonel and commanded the 4th British Brigade at Waterloo.

Mockler-Feryman, A.F. The Life of a Regimental Officer during the Great War 1793- 1815 Compiled from the Correspondence of Colomel Samuel Rice. London: William Blackwood; 1913. 341 pages.

Notes: Is a biography with many letters interspersed throughout the book. Colonel Rice commanded rhw 51st at Waterloo.

Rice, Samuel. "Waterloo Letter # 132, dated6 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 313 - 315

Notes: was a major and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Ross, John. "Waterloo Letters # 133 and 134, dated 24 April 1835 and 16 August 1836 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 315 - 317

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Wheeler, William. The Letters of Private Wheeler Hart, B. H. Liddell (ed.).Boston: Houghton Mifflin; 1952. 350 pages.

Notes: was at Walcheren, Peninsula 1811 - 1814; was a sergeant in Captain James Cambell's Company at Waterloo.

52nd Infantry

Campbell, Patrick. "Letter # 116, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 180

Notes: was the senior captain in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Chalmers, William. "Letter # 117" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 180 - 181

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Colborne, John. The Life of John Colborne, Field-Marshal Lord Seaton: ... Compiled from His Letters, Records of His Conversations, and Other Sources. G.C. Moore Smith (ed.) New York: Dutton; 1903. 449 pages.

Colborne, John. "Waterloo Letter, dated 22 and 24 Febraury 1843" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 280 - 287

Notes: also known as Lord Seaton; was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the 1st Batttalion at Waterloo.

Cross, John. "Letters # 120, 121, and 122" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 183 - 188

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Diggle, Charles. "Letter # 119, dated 17 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 182

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Dobbs, John. Recollections of an Old 52nd Man Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2000. 101 pages.

Notes: Joined the Armagh Militia in 1806 and was commissioned in the 2nd Battalion 52nd Light Infantry in 1808. Served in Swedish expedition in 1808; Corunna Campaign in 1809; Walcheren in 1809; Peninsula from 1810 - 1814. Commanded a company of the 5th Cacadores in 1813; and claims to be the last British officer wounded in the Peninsula War, on 14 April 1814.

Ewart, John F. The Peninsular War Diary of Captain John Frederick Ewart, 52nd Light Infantry, 1811-1812. Gareth Glover (ed.) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. 129 pages.

Notes: Was initially in the 2nd Battalion but transferred to 1st Battalion by mid-1811; at Sabugal, Fuentes d'Onoro, the siege of Ciudand Rodrigo; Badajoz and was seriously wounded at the storm of Fort Picurina; fought at Salamanca and the retreat to the Portuguese border. Diary shows his location, almost daily.

Gawler, George. "Waterloo Letter # 124, dated 22 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 287 - 295

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Hay, William. Reminiscences 1808 - 1815 Under Wellington. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1992. 319 pages.

Notes: Served in 52nd Infantry until late 1811; then exchanged into 12th Dragoons. Most of the book is about his experiences in 12th Dragoons.

Kinloch, Charles.  A Hellish Business:  the Letters of Captain Charles Kinloch 52nd Light Infantry 1806 – 1816. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2007.  247 pages. 

Notes: in 2nd Battalion; in the Copenhagen Campaign; with the ill-fated British force under Moore in Spain; and then with the Walcheran Expedition; in 1st Battalion in Peninsula from 1810 - 1812; January - April 1814 as ADC to General Hope.  He missed Waterloo, because he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, however he was ordered to join the regiment as a replacement for an officer who was killed.  He stayed with the Occupation Army in Paris for a year.

Leeke, William. "Letter # 123" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 190

Notes: was an ensig in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Napier, George. Personal Recollections of Service With the Light Division During the Peninsular War Under Moore & Wellington. Leonaur, 2012. 152 pages.

Napier, William (ed.).The Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier London: John Murray; 1886. 254 pages.

Notes: Sweden 1808; on staff of Sir John Moore at Coruna; in 52nd Regiment in Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; lost arm at Ciudad Rodrigo & invalided home; rejoins regiment in 1814 in France; transfers to 71st Infantry as commander through rest of Peninsula War; transfers to command company of 3rd Guards, but does not mention Waterloo.

Rowan, William. "Letter # 118, dated 14 September 1843" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 181 - 182

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Shaw, Charles. Personal Memoirs and Correspondence of Colonel Charles Shaw. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2009. 530 pages.

Notes: Was lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion for the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Low Countries, in the 1st Battalion in the Waterloo Campaign. Did not fight at Waterloo, because he was the battalion's baggage guard in Brussels. Only the first 55 pages of Volume I deal with the Napoleonic Wars.

Shaw Charles. Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 61 - 84.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

53rd Foot

Bingham, George R. Wellington’s Lieutenant, Napoleon’s Gaoler: the Peninsula letters & St Helena Diaries of Sir George Ridout Bingham 53rd Foot 1809-21. Gareth Glover (ed.).   Barnsley: Pen & Sword; 2005.  310 pages.

Notes: Lieutenant Colonel, commander 2nd Battalion; Peninsula April 1809 – December 1813.

Bingham, George R. "Letter to Quartermaster R. Blackie dated 14 August 1811" in The Texas Papers: a Collection of Peninsular War Letters, Written by Various Senior British & Portuguese Officers held at the Woodson Research Centre, Rice University, Texas. edited by Gareth Glover. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. Pages 42 - 43

Notes: Instructions on resupplying the regiment with new scabbard tips and trousers.

54th Foot

Denham, Dixon. "Journal of the Waterloo Campaign" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 224 - 227.

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Thomas Chartres' Company at Waterloo.

Vivian, Richard H. Richard Hussey Vivian: A Memoir. Claud Vivian (ed.) Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2003. 342 pages.

Notes: 1793 - 1794.

56th Foot

Surtees, William. Twenty-five Years in the Rifle Brigade London: Greenhill; 1996. 480 pages.

Notes: Enlisted in 56th Regiment and served in Holland in 1799; transferred to 95th Rifles in 1805; was in the 2nd Battalion; served at Germany 1805, Copenhagen 1806, Peninsula 1808 - 1814; New Orleans; was Quartermaster by end of war.

60th Foot

Bathurst, James. An Englishman in the Russian Army, 1807: the Journal of Colonel James Bathurst during the East Prussia Campaign, 1807. Spring, Laurence (ed.). Woking Surrey: Spring Offensive; 2000. 25 pages.

Notes: Served in the Peninsula from 1808-1810 on the staff; was in the 60th Foot; was Military Secretary to Wellington.

Seymour, Horace. "Waterloo Letters #9 & 10, dated 21 and 30 November 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 18 - 21.

Notes: was a captain in the 60th Foot and aide-de-camp to Lord Uxbridge at Waterloo.

61st Infantry

Pearson, Andrew. The Soldier Who Walked Away: The Autobiography of Andrew Pearson a Peninsular War Veteran. Haley, Arthur H. (ed.).Liverpool: Bullfinch Publications; circa 1991. 130 pages.

Notes: Served in Egypt; Maida; Gibraltar; Peninsula 1809 - 1812.

Harness, William. Trusty and Well Beloved: the Letters Home of William Harness, an Officer of  George III. Caroline Duncan-Jones (ed.) London: SPCK; 1957. 223 Pages.

Notes: Egypt and India.

Wray, Samuel. The Military Adventures of Private Samuel Wray 61st Foot 1796-1815. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2009. 32 pages.

Notes: Cape Coloney, Egypt, Maida, Peninsula 1809 - 1814; was not at Waterloo.

65th Foot

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

66th Foot

Henry, Walter. Surgeon Henry's Trifles: Events of a Military Life Hayward, Pat (ed.). London: Chatto & Windus; 1970. 281 pages.

Notes: Peninsula 1811 - 1814; Saint Helena 1817 - 1821.

68th Foot

Green, John: The Vicissitudes of a Soldier's Life or a Series of Occurrences from 1806 to 1815 Wakefield: EP Publishing; No date (Probably circa 1965). 239 pages.

Notes: Was enlisted soldier in 68th Regiment; Walcheren; served in Peninsula from 1810-1813; wounded at San Sebastian.

69th Foot

With the 69th in the Waterloo Campaign Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; n.d. 36 pages.

Notes: Primarily an account written by the regimental colour bearer, Ensign George Ainslie. Also has General Colin Halkett's account of Quatre Bras, plus letters from the regimental commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles Morice (who was killed at Waterloo), Captain Charles Cuyler, and Ensign William Bartlett.

Anderson, Henry. "Waterloo Letter #144, dated 18 November 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 338

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Barlow, George U. "Letters to His Father, written from 25 February - 7 December 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 151 - 174

Notes: was a captain in the 2nd Battalion.

Cuyler, Charles. "Letter # 144, dated 14 May 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 222 - 223

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Pigot, Brooke. "Waterloo Letter #143, dated 7 July 1844" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 337 - 338

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

70th Foot

Leach, Jonathan. Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1986. 442 pages.

Notes: Served from 1801 - 1806 stationed in the West Indies; 1806 exchanged into 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles; served at Copenhagen, Peninsula 1808 - 1814; Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

71st Infantry

Anonymous. Vicissitudes in the life of a Scottish Soldier. London: Henry Colburn, 1827. 357 pages.

Anonymous. With Wellington in the Peninsula: the Adventures of a Highland Soldier, 1808 - 1814. Barnsley: Frontline, 2015. 224 pages.

Notes: is modern edtion of Vicissitudes in the life of a Scottish Soldier. Vimeiro, Corunna, Walcheren, Peninsula 1810 - 1814.

Barnett, Jack. "Letters to His Mother dated 21 June and 12 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 149 - 152

Notes: was an ensign at Waterloo.

Gavin, William. The Diary of William Gavin, Ensign and Quartermaster 71st Highland Regiment, 1806-1815: Being His Daily Notes of His Campaigns in South Africa, South America, Portugal, Spain, Southern France, and Flanders, under Sir David Baird, Sir William Beresford, Sir John Moore, and the Duke of Wellington. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman: 2012. 102 pages.

Notes: Commissioned in 1811 from the ranks; served in Peninsula from July 1811 - April 1814; at Waterloo.

Horton, George. "Letter to His Mother, dated 23 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 154 - 155.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion.

Napier, William (ed.).The Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier. London: John Murray; 1886. 254 pages.

Notes: Sweden 1808; on staff of Sir John Moore at Coruna; in 52nd Regiment in Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; lost arm at Ciudad Rodrigo & invalided home; rejoins regiment in 1814 in France; transfers to 71st Infantry as commander through rest of Peninsula War; transfers to command company of 3rd Guards, but does not mention Waterloo.

Reed, Samuel. "Waterloo Letter # 126, dated 19 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 297 - 299

Notes: was a captain and commanded the company on the right flank of the regiment at Waterloo.

Reynell, Thomas. "Waterloo Letter # 125, dated 15 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 296 - 297

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Sinclair, Joseph. A Soldier of the Seventy-First: The Journal of a Soldier of the Highland Light Infantry 1806 - 1815. Hibbert, Christopher (ed.). Warren: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1976. 121 pages.

Notes: Served in Buena Aires, Walcheren, Peninsula, and Waterloo.

Smith, John. "Letter to His Brother, dated 14 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 112 - 114

Notes: was a private in the 10th Company (Captain G.H. Gordon) 1st Battalion 71st Foot.

Woolcombe, William. "Letter to His Uncle, dated 15 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 155 - 157.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion.

Vandeleur, John. With Wellington's Outposts: the Peninsular and Waterloo Letters of John Vandeleur. Andrew Bamford (ed.) Barnsley: Frontline, 2015. 224 pages. ISBN: 978-1848327740

Notes: was an ensign in the 71st Foot in the Pensinsula from September 1810 - June 1811; seriously wounded at Fuentes de Oñoro. Was a lieutenant in the 12th Light Dragoons from September 1812 - April 1814. Was at Waterloo. ADC to General John Ormsby Vandeleur from August 1813 - April 1814.

73rd Foot

Garland, John. "Waterloo Letter #147, dated 4 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 343 - 344

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Harris, William G. "Letter # 145, dated 23 January 1845 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 223

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Kelly, Dawson. "Waterloo Letters #145 and 146, dated 26 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 339 - 342

Notes: was an assistant quartermaster general at Waterloo, but assumed command of the regiment by the end of the day.

Lloyd, John Y. "Letter # 146, dated 6 February 1845" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 224

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion and was severely wounded at Quatre Bras.

Lowe, William L. "Letter to His Brother, dated 27 March 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 119 - 120

Notes: was an ensign in the 2nd Battalion and was killed at Waterloo.

Morris, Thomas. The Napoleonic Wars: Thomas Morris. Selby, John (ed.).Hamden: Archon Books; 1968. 151 pages.

Notes: Served 1813 - 1817; North German Campaign and Waterloo.

75th Foot

Kenward, William. A Military Life: the Life of William Kenward 1767-1828. Guy Mather (ed.). Eastbourne: Whale-back Press, 2005.

Notes: saw action in the Third Anglo-Mysore War and later transferred to the 76th Foot, with whom he saw action at Corunna and Walcheren.

76th Foot

Kenward, William. A Military Life: the Life of William Kenward 1767-1828. Guy Mather (ed.). Eastbourne: Whale-back Press, 2005.

Notes: Was originally in the 75th Foot and saw action in the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Transferred to the 76th Foot, with whom he saw action at Corunna and Walcheren.

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

77th Foot

Anonymous. "The Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 236 - 256

C.J.T.S. "Recollections of the Storming of Cuidad Rodrigo -- On a Comparison with Recent Accounts" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages10 - 20.

Note: This is the same account as the one above.

Keep, William T. In the Service of the King: The Letters of William Thornton Keep at Home, Walcheren, and in the Peninsula, 1808-1814. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 214 pages.

Notes:  Served at Walcheren with the 77th Regiment; joined the 28th Regiment in 1811; posted to the Peninsula in 1813.  

78th Foot

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran.Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, 2010. 315 pages.

Notes: was an ensign in the 78th Foot and at Maida (1806), Egypt (1807); lieutenant in the 24th Regiment and at Talavera, Busacao, and Fuentes d'Onoro; captain in the York Chasseurs in 1813.

79th Foot

Cocks, Edward Charles. Intelligence Officer in the Peninsula: Letters & Diaries of Major the Hon. Edward Charles Cocks 1786 - 1812. Page, Julia (ed.). New York: Hippocrene Books; 1986. 255 pages.

Notes: 1808 - 1812; served also with 16th Light Dragoons and as an intelligence officer for Wellington's headquarters.

Cruikshank, A. "Waterloo Letter # 157, dated September 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 360 - 362

Notes: was a prvate in Captain William Marshall's Light Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Dewar, William. "Letter to His Brother dated 5 August 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 191 - 194

Notes: was a colour sergeant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Eadie, Robert. On Campaign with the 79th Cameron Highlanders: Through Portugal and Spain. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; no date. 47 pages.

Notes: Eadie was an enlisted soldier, served in the Peninsula from 1809 - 1813, when he was invalided out of the service. Interesting description of Busaco and the Chelsea Hospital.

Douglas, Neil. "Letter # 180, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 271 - 272

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commander of the battalion at Quatre Bras, where was severely wounded; was not at Waterloo.

Eadie, Robert. Recollections of Robert Eadie Private of His Majesty's 79th Regiment of Infantry: Giving a Concise Account of His Campaigns in Ireland, denmark, Walcheren & the Peninsula. London: Maggs Brothers, 1987. 149 pages.

Forbes, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 156, dated 3 May 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 357 - 360

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain William Bruce's 1st Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Leslie, Kewan I. "Waterloo Letter # 155" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 355 - 356

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Malcolm Fraser's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Vallence, Dixon. At Waterloo with the Cameron Highlanders. Darlington, Napoleonic Archive; n.d. 44 pages.

Notes: Vallence was in Captain James Campbell's 6th Company 1st Battalion and was severely wounded at Waterloo. Superb descriptions on what it was like to be a private at Quatre Bras and Waterloo; includes memorable sketches of camplife (especially using a French cuiraiss as a frying pan after Quatre Bras), to stand under intense artillery fire, and to be in the front rank (kneeling) of a square being charged by cavalry.

81st Infantry

Anonymous. Letters from Flushing: Containing an Account of the Expedition to Walcheren, Beveland, and the Mouth of the Scheldt, Under the Command of the Earl of Chatham. Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, n.d. 287 pages

Notes: First published in 1809. This edition has no date, but most likely after 2001.

82nd Infantry

Wood, George. The Subaltern Officer: a Narrative Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1986. 263 pages. ISBN: 0-946879-14-1

Notes: In the Peninsula from 1808 - 1814; did not take part in Coruna Campaign. In the 2nd Battalion of Detachments.

84th Foot

Grabutt, John. The Walcheren Diary of Lieutenant John Garbutt, 84th Regiment of Foot, 1809. Gareth Glover (ed.) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2015. 28 pages. ISBN: 978-1-907417-59-1

Notes: was in the 2nd Battalion. Diary covers 29 July - 2 September 1809. Author died from Walcheren Fever the following April. Book has a list of the signal flags used to communicate between the navy and army during the landing of the troops.

85th Foot

Bourne, George. My Military Career by Lt. George Bourne 85th Foot 1804-18.  Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2005. 90 pages.

Notes: was in North Lincoln Militia and 7th Garrison Regiment; transferred to 85th Regiment in 1807; was part of Walcheren Expedition; stayed behind as a recruiting officer when the regiment went to the Peninsula in 1811.

Gleig, George R. The Subaltern: A Chronicle of the Peninsular War. London: Leo Cooper; Circa 1970. 388 pages.

Notes: 1813 – 1814

Gleig, George R. A Subaltern in America: Comprising the Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Baltimore, Washington, etc.  during the Late War. Philidelphia: E. A. Carey and A. Hart; 1833. 266 Pages.

Gore, Charles. "Letter # 172, dated 23 September 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 264 - 266

Notes: was a captain and aide-de-camp to General James Kempt, commander of the 8th Brigade 5th Division at Waterloo.

McIntosh, Aeneas. "Letter to Major General Peacocke, Commandant of Lisbon, dated 28 October 1811" in The Texas Papers: a Collection of Peninsular War Letters, Written by Various Senior British & Portuguese Officers held at the Woodson Research Centre, Rice University, Texas. edited by Gareth Glover. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. Page 45

Notes: Lieutenant Colonel McIntosh was accused of forcing a sentinel to access a place to sleep. This letter is explanation of the events.

87th Foot

Knox, Wright. At Barrosa with the 87th: the Diary of Lieutenant Wright Knox. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive: n.d. 52 pages.

Notes: Wright was seriously wounded at Talavera and served at Cadiz from 1810 - 1812. Also at Barrosa and siege of Tarifa. Was in Skerritt's Brigade in 1812. Fought at Vittoria and the Pyrenees.

Rait, Robert S. The life and campaigns of Hugh, first Viscount Gough, Field-Marshal. Westminister: A. Constable, 1903. 2 vols.

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

88th Foot

Anonymous. "Events Subsequent to the Battle and Advance from Salamanca" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 349 - 389

Anonymous. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 292 - 303. Possibly Lieutenant Parr Kingsmill.

Dansey, George H. Letters from an Officer in the 'Devils Own', the Peninsular letters of Captain George Henry Dansey. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2006. 30 pages.

            Notes: 1804 – 1814; the Peninsula.

Grattan, William. Adventures with the Connaught Rangers: 1809 - 1814 London: Greenhill (Napoleonic Library); 1989. 362 pages.

91st Foot

Bald, John. "Letter to His Mother dated 26 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 231 - 233

Notes: was a private in Captain William Stewart's Number 1 Company.

Blair, Thomas H. "Waterloo Letters # 121 and 122, dated 1 May and 29 November 1835' in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 278 - 280

Notes: was a major in the 91st Foot and brigade major of the 3rd Brigade 2nd Division at Waterloo.

92nd Highlanders

Hope, James. The Iberian and Waterloo Campaigns: The Letters of Lt James Hope 1811- 1815. Heathfield: Naval and Military Press; 2000. 362 pages.

Notes: Peninsula November 1811 - 1814; was in Captain Ronald McDonald's Company at Quatre Bras; wounded at Waterloo; in France until late 1815.  Is listed as Letters from Portugal, etc., during the Campaigns of 1811-14 by a British Officer in Oman.

Hope, James. "Letter # 186, 187, 188, 189, and 190" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 281 - 290

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Ronald MacDonald's Company at Waterloo.

Nicol, Daniel. "Daniel Nicol's with the First Battalion of Detachments" in With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors). Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. PB. Pages 14-34

Nicol, Daniel. With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors). Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. PB.

Nicol, Daniel. "With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. From the Unpublished Diary of Sergeant Daniel Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 7-68.

Nicol, Daniel . "A British Prisoner in France, His Sufferings and his Adventures. From the Diary of Sergeant Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 203-244.

Notes: Captured at Talavera, not released until 1814.

Nicol, Daniel. "The Gordon Highlanders in Spain, a Forgotten Page in their History; from the Unpublished Diary of Sergeant Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 86-111.

Notes: Covered his time with the 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809.

Robertson, Duncan. "How the British Stormed Aray del Molinos" in Spanish Adventures. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors).Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. Pages 31-34.

Robertson, Duncan. "Sgt. Robertson's Memoirs of the Corunna Campaign" in Spanish Adventures. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors).Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. Pages 3-12.

Robertson, Duncan. "Corunna — The Story of a Terrible Retreat From the Forgotten Journal of Sergeant D. Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 69-85.

Robertson, Duncan. "How the British Stormed Aray del Molinos. From the Journal of Sergeant D. Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 115-119.

Robertson, Duncan. "What the Gordons did at Waterloo. From the Journal of Sergeant Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 150-166.

Ross, James K. "Letter # 184 and 185, dated 25 November 1834 and 10 March 1837" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 276 - 281

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Archibald Ferrier's Company at Waterloo, where was wounded.

Winchester, Robert. "Waterloo Letters # 168 and 169, dated 24 November 1834 and 2 march 1837 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 382 - 389

Notes: was a lieutenant and commanded a company at Waterloo.

93rd Regiment

Ewart, James. James Ewart's Journal. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1970. 137 pages.

Notes: Author was Lt James Stewart 1791-1823; commissioned in 18th Foot 1808, transfers to 93rd in 1810. Served at Cape 1811-14, then America then three years in Ireland (journal ends on his arrival in Ireland). Went on half pay 1818 died 1823

94th Regiment

Anonymous. "The Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 225 - 236.

Donaldson, Joseph. Recollections of the Eventful Life of a Soldier Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2000. 499 pages. ISBN: 1-86277-085-6

Notes: Enlisted in 1809 and served in the Peninsula from 1809-1814. was a sergeant by the time he left the army.

96th Foot

Le Couteur, John. Merry Hearts Make Light Days: the War of 1812 Journal of Lieutenant John Le Couteur, 104th Foot. Donald E. Graves (ed.) Ottawa: Carleton University Press; 1994. 320 pages. 

Notes: In 1811 was in 96th Regiment, which was garrisoned on Jersey Island.

104th Foot

Le Couteur, John. Merry Hearts Make Light Days: the War of 1812 Journal of Lieutenant John Le Couteur, 104th Foot. Donald E. Graves (ed.) Ottawa: Carleton University Press; 1994. 320 pages. 

Notes: joined the 104th Regiment in 1811.

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British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: the Infantry Regiments

By Robert Burnham

This document includes all foot regiments except for the Foot Guards and the 95th Rifles. There were so many entries for those four regiments, they have separate sections.

1st Foot

Black, John L. "Letter to His Father, dated 10 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 181 - 183.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion.

Butler, Robert. Narrative of the Life and Travels of Serjeant ---- , written by himself. Edinburgh: David Brown, 1826.

Notes: was a fifer in the 26th Foot. In 1806 enlisted in the the 1st Foot and was the fife-major in India. The 3rd edition, which was published in 1854, is a much expanded edition.

Douglas, John. Douglas’s Tale of the Peninsula & Waterloo: 1808-1815 Monick, Stanley (Editor) .London: Leo Cooper; 1997. 133 pages;

Notes: was a sergeant by the end of the wars; served at Walcheren, Peninsula (1809-1814), and Waterloo.

MacDonald, Robert. "Waterloo Letters # 162 and 163, dated 29 December 1838 and 14 February 1839 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 373 - 375

Notes: was a captain in the 1st Battalion and assumed command of the battalion when the commander was wounded at Waterloo; was also wounded at Waterloo.

Malcolm, John. "Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and in the South of France" in Memorials of the Late War. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Constable, 1831. Pages 237 - 307.

Notes: was a volunteer in 3rd Battalion; was commissioned as an ensign in the 42nd Foot January 1814.

Stoyte, John. "Letter # 12, dated 19 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 273 - 274

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

2nd Foot

Maule, Francis. Memoirs of the Principal Events in the Campaigns of North Holland and Egypt. Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, n.d. 325 pages.

Notes: This is a reprint of the 1816 edition and is part of a joint effort between the publisher and the National Army Museum. Date of publication is around 2010.

3rd Foot

Bunbury, Thomas. Reminiscences of a Veteran. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press in association with the National Army Museum, 2009.  3 volumes.

Notes: Only the first volume covers the Napoleonic Wars; spent 1808 – 1809 in 3rd Foot. served as the adjutant of the 1st Battalion of Detachments after Talavera; captain in the 20th Portuguese Regiment in October 1809, served as the brigade major of Skerrett's Brigade from July 1811 - September 1812, commanded a company in the 5th Caçadores, command the 6th Caçadores at Toulouse, and would end the war serving as a major in the 3rd and then the 4th Caçadores.

4th Foot

Bowlby, Peter. Walcheren, Spain, America and Waterloo: the Memoir of Captain Peter Bowlby 4th Foot (1791 - 1877). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2016.

Notes: was a junior officer at Walcheren, 2nd Battalion in the Peninsula from April - June 1812, the 1st Battalion from July 1812 to April 1814; Bladensburg, burning of Washington, and New Orleans; and Waterloo.

Bowlby, Peter. "Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 202 - 203

Notes: was a Captain in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Browne, John. "Waterloo Letter # 172, dated 21 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 393 - 394

Notes: was a captain and according to the "Waterloo Roll Call" commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Levinge, Charles. "Waterloo Letter # 173, dated 26 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Page 394

Notes: was an ensign in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

5th Foot

Anonymous. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 288 - 292; 2nd Battalion.

Dayes, John. Memoir of the Military Career of John Dayes, late Paymaster Sergeant of the 5th Regiment of Foot. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2004. 26 pages. 

Notes: Holland 1799; Buenos Aires 1806; Corunna; Peninsula 1812 - 1814.

Morley, Stephen. Memoirs of a Sergeant of the 5th Regiment of Foot, containing an Account of His Service, in Hanover, South America, and the Peninsula Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1999. 123 pages.

Notes: Served in 1806 expedition to Buenes Aires; Peninsula from 1808 - 1813; Rolica, Vimiero, Corunna Campaign where he was captured. Escaped and made his way to Portugal. Assigned to 2nd Battalion of Detachments until after Talavera. Returned to England in October 1809. Returned to Peninsula in 1812. Was invalided from retreat of 1812 and returned to England in early 1813.

Ridge, Henry. "Affair of El Bodon" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 1; Pages 218 - 224. Was battalion commander.

Ridge, Henry. "Private Letter" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages 6 -9.

Notes: Was in the 2nd Battalion. Ridge led one of the assault columns. Contains copy of the original order given to the battalion for the assault. Superb account of the assault.

Vere, Charles Broke. Marches, Movements, and Operations, of the 4th Division of the Allied Army, in Spain and Portugal, in the Years 1810, 1811, & 1812 Ipswich: R. Deck; 1841. 44 pages.

Notes: was a major in the 5th Regiment 4 February 1808; made brevet lieutenant colonel on 27 April 1812. Served as the assistant quartermaster-general of the 4th Division from 7 Febraruy 1811. Last entry is 28 November 1812.

7th Fusiliers

Cooper, John S. Rough Notes of Seven Campaigns: 1809-1815 Staplehurst: Spellmount Library; 1996. 160 pages.

Notes: Rose to the rank of sergeant. All of the major battles of Peninsula, plus New Orleans.

Knowles, Robert. The War in the Peninsula: Some Letters of a Lancashire Officer. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2004. 109 pages.

Notes: Covers 1811 - 1813. Killed at Roncesvalles.

Mackworth, Digby. "Waterloo Diary, dated 30 March - 18 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 7 - 25

Notes: was a captain and aide-de-camp to General Rowland Hill at Waterloo.

8th Foot

Commins, James. "The War on the Canadian Frontier, 1812-14, Letters Written by Sergt. James Commins, 8th Foot". Norman C. Lord (ed.). Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research. Vol. 18, 1939. Pages 199-211

Notes: a series of letters penned in August 1815 reflecting his service during the War of 1812.

9th Foot

Cameron, Sir John, The Memoirs and Letters of Colonel Sir John Cameron 9th Foot 1809-13. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2013. 100 pages.

Notes:  Commanded 1st Battalion 9th Foot;  1809-1813 in the Peninsula; a lot on siege of San Sebastian.

Dent, William. A Young Surgeon in Wellington’s Army: the Letters of William Dent. Old Woking: Unwin Brothers; 1976. 68 Pages.

Notes: was an assistant surgeon; in 2nd Battalion 9th Foot August 1810 - November 1812; in 1st Battalion 9th Foot December 1812 - April 1814; served in North America 1814 - 1815.

Gomm, William M. Letters and Journals of Field-Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm from 1799 to Waterloo 1815. Francis Carr-Gomm (ed.). London: John Murray; 1881. 390 pages.

Hale, James. The Journal of James Hale: Late Serjeant in the ninth Regiment of Foot. Windsor: IX Regiment; 1998. PB; 139 pages.

Notes: Enlisted in Royal North Gloucester Regiment in 1801; volunteered for the 9th in 1807; Rolica, Vimiero, and Walcheren; Peninsula from 1810 1813; wounded at San Sebastian and invalided home.

12th Foot

Bayly, Joseph. The Diary of Colonel Bayly, 12th Regiment, 1796-1830. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press; 2003. 282 pages.

Notes: is a diary of his time in India.

14th Foot

Keppel, George Thomas. Fifty Years of My Life. New York: Henry Holt. 1876.

Notes: Sixth Earl of Albermarle; commissioned as a 16 year old ensign in 1815; was in the 3rd Battalion and at Waterloo. Pages 86-125.

Ross, William. "Letter # 171, dated 18 January 1836" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 261

Notes: was a captain and commanded the Light Company 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Tidy, Francis S. "Memoirs Dictated to His Daughter" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 169 - 176.

Notes: was a major and commanded the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo. Memoirs is a compilation of his and his daughters recollections.

19th Foot

Calladine, George. Colour Sergeant Calladine. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; ND.

Notes: Derbyshire Militia 1805;  19th Foot 1811. Ceylon 1814 - 1816.

Calladine, George. Diary of Colour-Sergeant George Calladine, 19th Foot, 1793-1837 Ferrar, M.L. (ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, nd. 224 pages.

Notes: is a reprint of the 1922 edition; was in Derbyshire Militia 1805;  19th Foot 1811. Ceylon 1814 - 1816.

20th Foot

Steevens, Charles. Reminiscences of My Military Life from 1795 to 1818. Winchester: Warren & Son, 1878.  144 pages.

Steevens, Chartles. With the 'Old & Bold' 1795 to 1818: the Reminiscences of an Officer of H. M 20th Regiment During the Napoleonic Wars. Leonaur, 2010. 128 pages.

21st Fusiliers

Moodie, Dunbar. "Narrative of the Campaign in Holland in 1814, with Details of the Attack on Bergen-op-Zoom" in Memoirs of the Late War: Comprising the Personal Narrative of Captain Cooke, of the Forty-third Regiment Light iInfantry; the History of the Campaign of 1809 in Portugal. Vol.2 Nabu Press, 2010. 326 pages.

Notes: was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion; pages 257 - 313.

Moodie, Dunbar. Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 143 - 172.

Notes: was a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

22nd Foot

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

23rd Fusiliers

Anonymous. "Letter to His Friends in Dumfries, dated 20 June 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Page 175

Notes: possibly written by Surgeon John Munro.

Bentinck, Richard. The Very Thing: the Memoirs of Drummer Richard Bentinck Royal Welch Fusiliers 1807-1823. Jonathan Crook (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 208 pages.

Notes: Served in 1st Battalion; at Copenhagen (1807), Martinique (1809), Peninsula (1810-1814), and Waterloo.

Browne, Thomas H. The Napoleonic War Journal of Captain Thomas Henry Browne: 1807-1816. Roger N. Buckley (ed.). London: Army Records Society; 1987. 388 pages

Notes: Served in Copenhagen & Martinique; arrived in Peninsula in 1810; served with regiment until 1812; then in Adjutant General's Office in Wellington's HQ.

Dalmer, Thomas. "Letter to Edward Farmer Regarding the Death of Captain Thomas Farmer, Killed at Waterloo, dated February 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 175 - 176.

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; commanded the regiment after Colonel Ellis was severely wounded at Waterloo.

Dalmer, Thomas. "Letter # 172, dated 27 December 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 261 - 262

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; commanded the regiment after Colonel Ellis was severely wounded at Waterloo.

Edwardes-Tuckers, Thomas. Captain Thomas Edwardes-Tuckers Peninsular Diary, 23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, 1813-14 A.D.C to Sir Thomas Picton. Gareth Glover (ed.). Ken Trotman: Godmanchester, 2011. 48 pages.

Notes: Challis Index lists his family name as Tucker; was ADC from January 1813 - April 1814.

Enoch, John. "Regarding Captain Farmer, dated 27 May 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 176 - 177

Notes: was a lieutenant and adjutant in 1st Battalion; letter is about prize money.

Hill, John E. "Letter to His Brother-in-Law, J. Ley dated 7 July 1811" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 149 - 152

Notes: was a major and seriously wounded at Waterloo by a grapeshot ball in the collarbone and five times in the face.

Holmes, Robet P. "Waterloo Letter # 131, dated 29 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 312 - 313

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Charles Jolliffe's 8th Company at Waterloo.

Jeremiah, Thomas. A Short Account of the Life and Adventures of Private Thomas Jeremiah, 23rd or Royal Welch Fusiliers 1812-1837, including His Experiences at the Battle of Waterloo. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2008. 32 pages.

Jeremiah, Thomas. "Waterloo Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 177 - 194.

Notes: was a private in Captain Henry Johnson's 6th Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo; this account is the same as above.

McDonald, John. "Letters to His Family, dated 13 March 1815 - 16 January 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 120 - 133

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Joseph Hawtyn's Grenadier Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Roberts, Richard. Incidents in the Life of an Old Fusilier: the Recollections of Sergeant Richard Roberts of the 23rd Foot. Jonathan Crook (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, n.d. 18 pages.

Notes: 1805-1814; originally in 2nd Battalion, then 1st Battalion. Served at Copenhagen, Martinique, and the Peninsula (1810-1814). Good description of Badajoz.

24th Foot

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (not date; probably 2003). 29 pages.

Notes: was a lieutenant. Served in the Peninsula from 1809 - 1811; fought at Talavera, Busaco, and Fuentes d'Orono; great description of Beresford's investiture as a knight in the Order of the Bath in 1810.

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran.Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, 2010. 315 pages.

Notes: was an ensign in the 78th Foot and at Maida (1806), Egypt (1807); lieutenant in the 24th Regiment and at Talavera, Busacao, and Fuentes d'Onoro; captain in the York Chasseurs in 1813.

Ward, Harriet. Recollections of an Old Soldier. A Biographical Sketch of the Late Colonel Tidy, C.B., 24th Regiment, with Anecdotes of His Contemporaries. London, 1849. 285 pages.

26th Foot

Butler, Robert. Narrative of the Life and Travels of Serjeant ---- , written by himself. Edinburgh: David Brown, 1826.

Notes: was a fifer. In 1806 enlisted in the the 1st Foot and was the fife-major in India. The 3rd edition, which was published in 1854, is a much expanded edition.

27th Foot (Inniskilling)

Bakewell, Robert. The Exploits of Ensign Bakewell: with the Inniskillings in the Peninsula, 1810-1811; and in Paris, 1815. Ian Robertson (ed.). London: Frontline, 2012. 224 pages.

Notes: Was in the 3rd Battalion in the Peninsula from November 1810 to September 1811; went on half-pay in 1812; part of draft of replacements for 1st Battalion in the Low Countries, but missed Waterloo by one day; was part of the Army of Occupation until August 1815.

Crowe, Charles. Marching with Wellington: with the Inniskillings in the Napoleonic Wars. Martin Cassidy (ed.). Barnsley: Leo Cooper; 2003. 232 pages.

Notes: Contains the diary of Lieutenant Charles Crowe, who was in the 2nd Battalion until mid 1813, then 3rd Battalion; in rear areas on medical leave much of 1813-1814, joined the 3rd Battalion  for final campaigns of 1814; fantastic description of the battle of Toulouse from the company officer level. Takes over command of the 5th Company during the battle.

Crowe, Charles. An Eloquent Soldier: the Peninsular War Jounals of Lieutenant Charles Crowe of the Inniskillings 1812-1814. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 347 pages.

Notes: More complete than the Leo Cooper edition; covers 1812-1817; in the 2nd Battalion 48th Foot in the Peninsula from November 1812 - January 1813; then with the 3rd Battalion 27th Foot from January 1813 - April 1814.

Drewe, Edward. "Waterloos Letter # 174 and 175 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 395 - 397

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded; Letter #175 is dated 23 July 1842.

Emerson, J. "Recollections of the Late War in Spain and Portugal" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. 2; Pages 205 - 242. Covers 1811: Badajoz and Albuera.

Simcoe, Francis. Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe 6 June 1791 - 6 April 1812 Mary Fryer  (ed.). Toronto: Dundurn Press; 1996. 190 pages. 

Notes: Commissioned in 1808 in Ireland; Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; was not at Talavera; fought at Bussaco; died at assault of Badajoz. Book is mostly letters home, interspersed with much explanatory text.

28th Foot

Blakeney, Robert. A Boy in the Peninsular War London: Greenhill; 1989. 382 pages.

Notes: 1808 - 1815; Among others: Corunna, Barossa, Arroyo Molinos, but not Waterloo.

Cadell, Charles. "Letters # 176 and 177, dated 30 April 1835 and 28 March 1837" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 267 - 269

Notes: was a captain and company commander at Waterloo.

Cadell, Charles. Narrative of the Campaigns of the Twenty-eighth Regiment, since Their Return from Egypt in 1802. London: Whittaker, 1835. 301 Pages

Cadell, Charles. The Slashers: The Campaigns of the 28th Regiment of Foot during the Napoleonic Wars by a Serving Officer. Leonaur, 2008. 166 pages.

Notes: The above two books are similar, but the wording is different in places; served in 1st Battalion was at Copenhagen (1807), Peninsula July 1808 - January 1809, Walcheren (1809), and Peninsula July 1810 - March 1811, and July 1811 - April 1814; was the senior officer left towards the end of the Waterloo and commanded the battalion by the end of the day.

Crummer, James. "Letter to His Father dated 4 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 188 - 191

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo and served as the Brigade Major of the 8th British Brigade after the battle until early July 1815.

Facey, Peter. The Diary of a Veteran The Diary of Sergeant Peter Facey, 28th (North Gloucester) Regiment of Foot 1803-19. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2007. 68 Pages.

Notes: In Grenadier Company of 1st Battalion; served at the Siege of Copenhagen, Walcheren, Barossa, Arroyomolinos, Almaraz, Vittoria, the Nive, Toulouse & Waterloo.

Keep, William T. In the Service of the King: The Letters of William Thornton Keep at Home, Walcheren, and in the Peninsula, 1808-1814 Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 214 pages. ISBN: 1-873376-79-0

Notes:  Served at Walcheren with the 77th Regiment; joined the 28th Regiment in 1811; posted to the Peninsula in 1813.

Llewellyn, Richard. "Waterloo Letter # 149, dated 16 March 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Page 348

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Mountsteven, William B. "Letter # 178" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 269 - 270

Notes: was an ensign in Captain William Irving's Company at Waterloo.

Mounsteven, William B.. "Waterloo Letter # 151, dated 19 August 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 350 - 352

Notes: was an ensign in Captain William Irving's Company at Waterloo.

O'Neil, Charles. The Military Adventures of Charles O'Neil Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 269 pages.

Notes: Enlisted soldier; Peninsula from 1811 - 1814; Waterloo.

Patton, Thomas. "Petition of Sergeant Thomas Patton to the Duke of Wellington, dated 17 July 1846" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 176 - 177.

Notes: was a private in Captain Charles Cadell's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Shelton, J. William. "Waterloo Letter # 150, dated 29 September 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 349 - 350

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Richard Kelly's Company at Waterloo.

Vivian, Richard H. Richard Hussey Vivian: A Memoir. Claud Vivian (ed.) Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2003. 342 pages.

Notes: 28th Regiment 1794; saw extensive service in Flanders.

29th Foot

Leslie, Charles. "The Twenty-Ninth at Albuera" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 2; Pages 321 - 331.

Crumplin, Michael. Guthrie's War: a Surgeon of the Peninsula & Waterloo. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2010. 203 pages.

Notes: Surgeon in the 29th Foot from 20 March 1806 to 4 January 1810; Staff Surgeon from 4 January 1810 to 16 September 1813; Deputy Inspector of Hospitals 13 September 1813; served in the Peninsula from July 1808 to January 1810 and January 1811 to April 1814. This book is a heavily editted compilation of Surgeon Guthrie's articles on his experiences as a military surgeon in the Peninsula. It is a rarity in that it covers the medical aspects of his work, rather than his personal life during the time.

Hay, Andrew Leith. A Narrative of the Peninsular War. 2 vols.Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2008. 636 pages.

Notes: In the Peninsula with the 29th Foot from July 1809 to March 1810; ADC to his uncle, General Leith, from April 1810 to April 1814; also served as an exploring officer in 1813.

Leslie, Charles. Military Journal of Colonel Leslie, K.H., of Balquhain whilst Serving with the 29th Regt. in the Peninsula, and the 60th Rifles in Canada, &c., 1807-1832. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. 332 pages.

Notes: In 29th Foot in Peninsula from July 1808-November 1811; with 8th Battalion 60th Foot from March 1813 - November 1815.

30th Foot

Carter, John V. The 1812 Diary of Ensign Carter 30th Foot. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2006. 25 pages.

Notes: Only 1812; died of sunstroke 23 July 1812.

Hamilton, Alexander. "Letter to General Thomas Brown, dated 26 July 1815" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 118 - 119

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the 2nd Battalion.

Howard, Robert. "Letter # 139, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 215 - 216

Notes: was a captain and company commander in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. "Letter to His Father, dated 7 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 161 - 163.

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. Journal and Opinions of Edward Nevil Macready, 30th Regiment of Foot, 1814-1830.

Notes: the Journal is a manuscript held by the National Army Museum and can be access by clicking on the above link. He served as a 17 year old volunteer in the 2nd Battalion in 1814 Campaign in the Low Countries and at Waterloo as an ensign. He commanded the Light Company at the end of Waterloo.

Macready, Edward. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 159 - 181

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. "Waterloo Letter #139, dated 23 April 1846" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 329 - 332

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Pratt, John. "Waterloo Letter #138, dated 23 February 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 325 - 329

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain John Powell' Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo. By the end of the battle, he was commanding the company.

Vigoureaux, Charles A. "Letter # 138, dated 30 August 1840" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 214 - 215

Notes: was a major and commanded the light companies of the 5th Brigade at Waterloo, where he was severely wounded.

Wray, H. B. "Letter to Lieutenant Lancelot Machell RE dated 23 April 1813" in Machell, Lancelot. The Peninsular War Letters of Lancelot Machell RE. Mark S. Thompson (ed.). Published by Mark S. Thompson, 2017. Page 113

Notes: Was the paymaster for the 2nd Battalion. Covers the accounts of Lieutenant Machell's brother, Richard who was wounded in the siege of Badajoz.

31st Foot

L'Estrange, George B. Recollections of Sir George B. L'Estrange London: Sapson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle; no date.

Notes: Arrived in Portugal in late 1812. Arrived in his unit in January 1813 and served in the campaigns of 1813 and 1814; was an officer in the light company.

32nd Foot

Belcher, Robert T. "Waterloo Letter # 154, dated 27 February 1843" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 354 - 355

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain David Davie's Company at Waterloo.

Calvert, Felix. "Waterloo Letters # 152 and 153, dated 19 April 1835 and 11 March 1837 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 352 - 354

Notes: was a major at Waterloo.

Crowe, John. "Letter # 179, dated 10 May 1837 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 270 - 271

Notes: was a captain and commanded the Light Company at Waterloo.

Dallas, Charles. "Letter dated 25 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 178 - 179.

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Stopford Cane's Company and wounded at Waterloo..

Ross-Lewin, Harry. With the Thirty-Second in the Peninsular and Other Campaigns Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2000. 368 Pages. ISBN: 0-946879-86-9

Notes: Served as a volunteer in the 13th Limerick Militia, as an ensign from 1793 - 1794. Served in West Indies, Copenhagen, Roliça, Vimeiro, Corunna, & Walcheren; returned to Peninsula in 1811; captain and company commander at Quatre Bras & Waterloo.

Stephens, Edward. "Letter to His Mother, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 133 - 135

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Hugh Harrison's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

33rd Infantry

Ephinstone, William K. "Waterloo Letter #140, dated 28 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 332 - 333

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Finlayson, Donald. "Letter to William Somerville, dated 25 June 1815" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 215 - 221

Notes: was an assistant surgeon.

Harty, J. M. "Waterloo Letter #141, dated 22 December 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 333

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Hemingway, George. "Letter to His Mother, dated 14 August 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 166 - 168.

Notes: was a private.

Howard, James A. "Letter to His Brother, dated 8 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 164 - 166.

Notes: was an ensign.

Knight, Charles. "Letter # 140, dated 25 March 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 216 - 217

Notes: was a captain at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Pattison, Frederick H. "Letters # 142 and 143, dated 24 November and 6 December 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 218 - 222

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo.

Pattison, Frederick H. Personal Recollections of the Waterloo Campaign Upton: Gosling Press; 1992. PB. 48 pages.

Notes: Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

Pattison, Frederick H. "Waterloo Letter #142, dated 6 December 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 334 - 337

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo.

Thain, William. "Letter to His Father, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 150 - 151

Notes: was an ensign.

Thain, William. in Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 85 - 122.

Notes: was an ensign in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

Thain, William. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 182 - 187

Notes: was an ensign and wounded in the left arm close to the shoulder by a musket ball at Waterloo.

Trevor, Arthur H. "Letter # 141, dated 22 December 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 217 - 218

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo; much of the letter concerns where the battalion's colors were at Waterloo.

34th Foot

Bell, George. Soldier's Glory: Being Rough Notes of an Old Soldier Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount; 1991. 325 pages. ISBN: 0-946771-28-6

Notes: Years 1811 - 1814

Egerton, Richard. "Letter #3, dated 7 October 1845" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 28 - 29

Notes: was a captain; was an aide-de-camp to the General Rowland Hill at Waterloo.

Sherer, Moyle. Recollections of the Peninsula Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1996. 273 pages. ISBN: 1-873376-66-9

Notes: 1809 - 1813

35th Foot

Austin, Thomas. "Old Stick-Leg" Extracts from the Diaries of Major Thomas Austin New York: Dial Press; date unknown but at least 1947. 206 pages.

Notes: Served in the expedition to Holland 1813 - 1814.

Hayter, Alethea (ed.).The Backbone: Diaries of a Military Family in the Napoleonic Wars Edinburgh: Pentland Press; 1993. 343 pages.

Notes: Diary was kept by John Henry Slessor, who eventually made Major-General. was a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1814. Served in Ireland with the Royal Irish Artillery, joins 35th Foot in 1806; serves at Gibraltar, Sicily, Egypt, as governor of the island of Zante, the Campaigns in the Adriatic, Northern Italy; participated in the Waterloo Campaign, but was in the 4th Division which saw no action. Book also includes mother's diary. She lived in Oporto during the French occupation of Portugal.

Hildebrand, John. "Recollections of Waterloo" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 227 - 231

Notes: was a lieutenant and acting adjutant of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo. Spent the day of the battle guarding the road to Brussels near the village of Enghien.

36th Foot

Anonymous. Buenos Aires 1807: A Personal Narrative by an Officer of the 36th Foot. El Dorado Books; 1994. PB; 104 pages.

Notes: Author is unknown; forward by Ian Fletcher.

38th Foot

Barnard, Charles. "Letter to His Mother dated 7 April 1812" in Machell, Lancelot. The Peninsular War Letters of Lancelot Machell RE. Mark S. Thompson (ed.). Published by Mark S. Thompson, 2017. Pages 107 - 108

Notes: was a captain in the 2nd Battalion. Is an account of his company at Badajoz on 6 April, where he was wounded.

40th Foot

Bishop, Peter. "Waterloo Letter # 178, dated 30 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 402 - 405

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Biahop, Peter. "Letter # 193, dated 30 April 1835 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 294

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Boutflower, Charles. The Journal of an Army Surgeon during the Peninsular War Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 193 pages.

Notes: With 40th Regiment August, 1809 November, 1812; served as the 4th Division (Hill’s Division) surgeon from November, 1812 May, 1813.

Browne, Fielding. "Waterloo Letter # 176, dated 6 May 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 398 - 400

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; assumed command of it during Waterloo.

Dilley, James. "A Private of the 40th Foot at Badajoz". Edited by Gareth Glover. Waterloo Journal.Vol. 36 No. 1. Spring, 2015.

Notes: was in Major Richard Archdall's Company. Is a Lletter to his parents dated 5 November 1811. Covers his wound at the 1st Siege of Badajoz on 5 May 1811.

Heyland, Arthur R. "Letter to His Wife, dated 17 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 139 - 141

Notes: was a major; commanded the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was killed.

Lawrence, William. A Dorset Soldier: The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence 1790 - 1869 Hathaway, Eileen (ed.).Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount; 1993. 176 pages

Notes: Served in Buenos Aires; Peninsula 1808 - 1814; New Orleans; was in Captain John Barnett's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Stretton, Sempronius. "The Pyrenees, in 1813" and "The 40th Regiment in the Pyrenees" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 2. Pages 343 - 349  

Stretton, Sempronius. "Letter # 19281, dated 7 February 1839 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 292 - 293

Notes: was a captain and company commander in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Stretton, Sempronius. "Waterloo Letter # 177, dated 7 February 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 400 - 401

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

41st Foot

Byfield, Shadrach. A Narrative of a Light Company Soldier’s Service, in the 41st Regiment of Foot, during the late American War; together with some adventures amongst the Indian Tribes, from 1812 to 1814. Bradford: John Bubb, 1840.

Notes: The memoirs of a private of the 41st Regiment – the best known British ranker's memoir of the War of 1812, covering the Detroit campaign to the author's wounding at Conjocta Creek in August 1814.

42nd Highlanders

Anonymous.  Personal Narrative of a Private Soldier in the 42nd Highlanders. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1996. 289 pages.

Notes:  In 1st and 2nd Battalions; Corunna, Walcheren,  Peninsula 1812-1814; wounded at Toulouse.

Anonymous. "Letter to Father dated 24 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 198 - 199

Notes: was a private and severely wounded at Quatre Bras. Missed Waterloo because of wound.

Anton, James. Retrospect of a Military Life Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1991. 395 pages.

Notes: Years 1813-1815; was a sergeant in Captain Murdoch McLaine's Company at Waterloo.

Campbell, John. "Waterloo Letter # 164, dated 15 March 1838" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 376 - 377

Notes: was a company commander at Waterloo.

Gerard, George. "Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 187 - 193.

Notes: was an ensign in the 1st Battalion; was killed at Quatre Bras.

Gunn, James. "Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 145 - 149.

Notes: was a private in Captain James Sterling's Company of the 1st Battalion.

Mackenzie, Donald. "Extract from the book Merely a Memorandum" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 183 - 187.

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Murdoch McLaine's Company at Waterloo.

Malcolm, John. Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and South of France in 1814 Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1999. 74 pages.

Notes:  Covers late 1813 - 1814. Was a volunteer in the 3rd Battalion 1st Foot. Was commissioned in January 1814. Was published in 1999 by Ken Trotman in Two Peninsular War Journals along with Major General Henry MacKinnon's A Journal of the Campaign in Portugal and Spain from the Year 1809 to 1812

Malcolm, John. "Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and in the South of France" in Memorials of the Late War. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Constable, 1831. Pages 237 - 307.

Notes: was a volunteer in 3rd Battalion; was commissioned as an ensign in the 42nd Foot January 1814.

Malcolm, John. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 135 - 138

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion; severely wounded in the arm at Quatre Bras; missed Waterloo.

McEween, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 165" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 377 - 378

Notes: was a corporal in Captain James Stirling's Company at Waterloo; "The Waterloo Medal Roll" spells his name as McEwan.

Scott, John. "Triangle-player John Scott" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 199 - 201

Notes: Was a ten year old boy, whose father was in the regiment. Played the triangle in the regimental band at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

43rd Infantry

Brumwell, John. With the 43rd in the Peninsula: the Letters of Lt. John Brumwell. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (no date; probably 2003). 31 pages.

Notes: Corunna; with the 1st Battalion on the outpost lines in the vicinity of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida in 1810 -- good descriptions of the actions there, especially of the Action on the Coa. Killed at Badajoz.

Brumwell, John. The Peninsular War, 1808-1812. Letters of a Weardale soldier, Lieutenant John Brumwell. Egglestone, William (ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2012. 124 pages.

Notes: Corunna; with the 1st Battalion on the outpost lines in the vicinity of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida in 1810 -- good descriptions of the actions there, especially of the Action on the Coa. Killed at Badajoz.

Cooke, John H. .A True Soldier Gentleman: the Memoirs of Lt. John Cooke 1791 - 1813. Hathaway, Eileen (ed.). Swanage: Shinglepicker; 2000. 266 pages.

Notes: Served with the 2nd Battalion at Walcheren; transferred to the 1st Battalion and served in the Peninsula from 1811 - 1813.

Cooke, John H. "A Sketch of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo: a Letter by an Officer Engaged" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages 1 - 6.

Cooke, John H. "The Battle of Salamanca" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 321 - 346

Cooke, John H. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 267 - 288

Garretty, Thomas . Memoirs of a Sergeant Late in the Forty-third Light Infantry Regiment previous to and during the Peninsular War Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 278 pages.

Notes:  Served in attack on Copenhagen 1806; Peninsula: Corunna Campaign; returned to Peninsula in June, 1809; good account of River Coa ; seriously wounded at Badajoz; returns to England in 1812.

Hamilton, Anthony. Hamilton's Campaign with Moore and Wellington during the Peninsular War Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1998. 164 pages.

Notes: In the 2nd Battalion in the Peninsula from 1808-1813. In 1st Battalion of Detachments. Captured at San Sebastian in 1813.

Hennell, George. A Gentleman Volunteer: The Letters of George Hennell from the Peninsular War 1812 - 1813. Glover, Michael (ed.) London: Heinemann; 1979. 190 pages.

O'Malley, George. "Waterloo Letter # 166, dated 10 May 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 378 - 379

Notes: was a major in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo where he was wounded twice.

Reddock, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 167, dated 11 April 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 380 - 382

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain George Crozier's Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo; Siborne spells his name as Riddock.

Shaw, James. "Letter # 137, dated 18 March 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 213 - 214

Notes: was a captain and served as the assistant quatermaster general assigned to the 3rd Division at Waterloo.

Shaw, James. Notes on the Battle of Waterloo Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2003. 213 pages.

Notes: In the 43rd Light Infantry, but served on the Quartermaster-General's staff of the 3rd Division at Waterloo, which was commanded by Lieutenant General Charles Alten; would later go by the name Shaw-Kennedy.

Shaw-Kennedy, James. "Letters to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Rooke dated 19 December 1863 and 24 December 1865" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 13 - 15

Notes: was a captain in the 43rd Foot and an Assistant Quartermaster General at Waterloo. Discusses Wellington's treatment of General Count Kielmansegge after Waterloo. Went by Janes Shaw until 1820.

44th Foot

Gregory, Edward T. "Letter # 183, dated 8 November 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 274 - 375

Notes: was not in the 44th Foot, but gives the disposition of the colors of the 2nd Battalion in 1844.

Martin, Henry. "Letter to Father dated 29 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 201 - 202

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

45th Foot

Brown, William. With the 45th at Badajoz, Salamanca, and Vittoria. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (no date; probably 2003). 44 pages.

Notes: Served in the 1st Battalion; arrived in the Peninsula in 1809 and fought at Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (great descriptions of the assault and pillage of the city), Salamanca (great description of being ridden down by French cavalry), the 1813 retreat, and battle for Vitoria and the subsequent looting of the French baggage train. Also served as an officer's servant. Fantastic descriptions of the daily life of a soldier on campaign.

Brown, William. The Autobiography, Or Narrative of a Soldier. London: J. Paterson, 1829.

Notes: was a private and served in the 1st Battalion.

Campbell, James. A British Army, as It Was, -- Is – and Ought to Be. London: T&W Boone, 1840.

Notes: was in the 1st Battalion 45th Foot and the Brigade Major of the 1st Brigade 3rd Division April 1812 - April 1814.

Harley, John. The Veteran, or Forty Years in the British Service: Comprising  Adventures in Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, and Prussia.  London: (Privately published); 1838. 2 vols.

47th Foot

Harley, John. The Veteran, or Forty Years in the British Service, by Captain John Harley, late Paymaster 47th Regiment.  London, 1838.

Notes: Very rare. Only 400 copies published.

Reed, Adam. Seven Years on the Peninsula. The memoirs of Private Adam Reed, 47th (Lancashire) Foot 1806-17. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2012. 100 pages.

Notes: was originally in the Corps of Royal Artillery Drivers but deserted and enlisted in the 2nd Battalion 47th Foot.

48th Foot

Brooke, William. "A Prisoner of Albuera: the ournal of Major William Brooke from May 18 to September 28, 1811" in Charles Oman's Studies in the Napoleonic Wars. London: Greenhill, 1987. Pages 173 - 206

Crowe, Charles. An Eloquent Soldier: the Peninsular War Jounals of Lieutenant Charles Crowe of the Inniskillings 1812-1814. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 347 pages.

Notes: in the 2nd Battalion 48th Foot in the Peninsula from November 1812 - January 1813; then with the 3rd Battalion 27th Foot from January 1813 - April 1814.

49th Foot

Fitzgibbon, James.  A Veteran of 1812: the Life of James Fitzgibbon. Mary A. Fitzgibbon (ed.) London: R. Bentley & Son; 1894. 347 pages.

50th Regiment

MacCarthy, John E.C. Recollections of the Storming of the Castle of Badajoz by the Third Division. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2001. 118 pages.

Note: Was volunteer assistant engineer on Picton's staff.

Napier, Charles J. Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James  Napier. William Napier (ed.) London: James Murray; 1854. 4 vols.

            Notes: Volume 1 covers the Peninsula

Patterson. "Leaves from the Journal of a Veteran" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. I; Pages 21 - 51; Corunna Campaign.

Patterson. "Arroyo de Molino" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. II; Pages 312 - 320.

Patterson, John.  The Adventures of Captain John Patterson with Notices of the Officer, etc. of the 50th, or Queen’s Own Regiment , from 1807 to 1821. London: T. and W. Boone, 1837. 436 pages.

Patterson, John. Camps and Quarters; Scenes and Impressions of Military Life, Interspersed with Anecdotes of Various Well-known Characters Who Flourished in the War. London: Saunders, 1843. 2 vols. 687 pages.

Notes: Is a combination of vignettes and memoirs; lots of anecdotes; Peninsula August 1808 - January 1809 and November 1810 - October 1813. Volume One covers through Walcheren; Volume Two covers his return to the Peninsula in 1810 through his return to Ireland. I was not able to find a modern set of both books published by a single publisher. Individual reprints of both volumes are available.

Stanhope. Charles. "Letters and Journals of Charles Stanhope, Major 50th Foot" in Eyewitness to the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo: the Letters and Journals of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable James Stanhope 1803 to 1825. Gareth Glover (ed.) Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2010. Pages 214 - 222

Notes: was second major in the regiment. Journal covers 27 May - 28 November 1808. Was killed at Corunna on 16 January 1809. The jounral covers time in Portugal and Spain.

51st Foot

Abbott, John. "Letter to Anne Bank dated 12 November 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 155 - 157

Notes: ws a private in Major John Keyt's Company at Waterloo.

Armstrong, Richard. "Letter His Mother and Sisters dated 1 September 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 157 - 158

Notes: was a private in Captain John Ross' Company of the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Blainey, William. Bonaparte versus Blainey Union Springs: Tallcot Bookshop; 1988. PB 48 pages.

Notes: Retired as a sergeant. Served in Walcheren and Peninsula from 1811 - 1814.

Campbell, James. "Letter # 173" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 262 - 263

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Mitchell, Hugh H. "Letter to His Wife, Harriet undated" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Page 155

Notes: was a colonel and commanded the 4th British Brigade at Waterloo.

Mockler-Feryman, A.F. The Life of a Regimental Officer during the Great War 1793- 1815 Compiled from the Correspondence of Colomel Samuel Rice. London: William Blackwood; 1913. 341 pages.

Notes: Is a biography with many letters interspersed throughout the book. Colonel Rice commanded rhw 51st at Waterloo.

Rice, Samuel. "Waterloo Letter # 132, dated6 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 313 - 315

Notes: was a major and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Ross, John. "Waterloo Letters # 133 and 134, dated 24 April 1835 and 16 August 1836 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 315 - 317

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Wheeler, William. The Letters of Private Wheeler Hart, B. H. Liddell (ed.).Boston: Houghton Mifflin; 1952. 350 pages.

Notes: was at Walcheren, Peninsula 1811 - 1814; was a sergeant in Captain James Cambell's Company at Waterloo.

52nd Infantry

Campbell, Patrick. "Letter # 116, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 180

Notes: was the senior captain in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Chalmers, William. "Letter # 117" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 180 - 181

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Colborne, John. The Life of John Colborne, Field-Marshal Lord Seaton: ... Compiled from His Letters, Records of His Conversations, and Other Sources. G.C. Moore Smith (ed.) New York: Dutton; 1903. 449 pages.

Colborne, John. "Waterloo Letter, dated 22 and 24 Febraury 1843" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 280 - 287

Notes: also known as Lord Seaton; was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the 1st Batttalion at Waterloo.

Cross, John. "Letters # 120, 121, and 122" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 183 - 188

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Diggle, Charles. "Letter # 119, dated 17 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 182

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Dobbs, John. Recollections of an Old 52nd Man Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2000. 101 pages.

Notes: Joined the Armagh Militia in 1806 and was commissioned in the 2nd Battalion 52nd Light Infantry in 1808. Served in Swedish expedition in 1808; Corunna Campaign in 1809; Walcheren in 1809; Peninsula from 1810 - 1814. Commanded a company of the 5th Cacadores in 1813; and claims to be the last British officer wounded in the Peninsula War, on 14 April 1814.

Ewart, John F. The Peninsular War Diary of Captain John Frederick Ewart, 52nd Light Infantry, 1811-1812. Gareth Glover (ed.) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. 129 pages.

Notes: Was initially in the 2nd Battalion but transferred to 1st Battalion by mid-1811; at Sabugal, Fuentes d'Onoro, the siege of Ciudand Rodrigo; Badajoz and was seriously wounded at the storm of Fort Picurina; fought at Salamanca and the retreat to the Portuguese border. Diary shows his location, almost daily.

Gawler, George. "Waterloo Letter # 124, dated 22 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 287 - 295

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Hay, William. Reminiscences 1808 - 1815 Under Wellington. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1992. 319 pages.

Notes: Served in 52nd Infantry until late 1811; then exchanged into 12th Dragoons. Most of the book is about his experiences in 12th Dragoons.

Kinloch, Charles.  A Hellish Business:  the Letters of Captain Charles Kinloch 52nd Light Infantry 1806 – 1816. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2007.  247 pages. 

Notes: in 2nd Battalion; in the Copenhagen Campaign; with the ill-fated British force under Moore in Spain; and then with the Walcheran Expedition; in 1st Battalion in Peninsula from 1810 - 1812; January - April 1814 as ADC to General Hope.  He missed Waterloo, because he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, however he was ordered to join the regiment as a replacement for an officer who was killed.  He stayed with the Occupation Army in Paris for a year.

Leeke, William. "Letter # 123" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 190

Notes: was an ensig in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Napier, George. Personal Recollections of Service With the Light Division During the Peninsular War Under Moore & Wellington. Leonaur, 2012. 152 pages.

Napier, William (ed.).The Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier London: John Murray; 1886. 254 pages.

Notes: Sweden 1808; on staff of Sir John Moore at Coruna; in 52nd Regiment in Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; lost arm at Ciudad Rodrigo & invalided home; rejoins regiment in 1814 in France; transfers to 71st Infantry as commander through rest of Peninsula War; transfers to command company of 3rd Guards, but does not mention Waterloo.

Rowan, William. "Letter # 118, dated 14 September 1843" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 181 - 182

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Shaw, Charles. Personal Memoirs and Correspondence of Colonel Charles Shaw. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2009. 530 pages.

Notes: Was lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion for the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Low Countries, in the 1st Battalion in the Waterloo Campaign. Did not fight at Waterloo, because he was the battalion's baggage guard in Brussels. Only the first 55 pages of Volume I deal with the Napoleonic Wars.

Shaw Charles. Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 61 - 84.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

53rd Foot

Bingham, George R. Wellington’s Lieutenant, Napoleon’s Gaoler: the Peninsula letters & St Helena Diaries of Sir George Ridout Bingham 53rd Foot 1809-21. Gareth Glover (ed.).   Barnsley: Pen & Sword; 2005.  310 pages.

Notes: Lieutenant Colonel, commander 2nd Battalion; Peninsula April 1809 – December 1813.

Bingham, George R. "Letter to Quartermaster R. Blackie dated 14 August 1811" in The Texas Papers: a Collection of Peninsular War Letters, Written by Various Senior British & Portuguese Officers held at the Woodson Research Centre, Rice University, Texas. edited by Gareth Glover. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. Pages 42 - 43

Notes: Instructions on resupplying the regiment with new scabbard tips and trousers.

54th Foot

Denham, Dixon. "Journal of the Waterloo Campaign" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 224 - 227.

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Thomas Chartres' Company at Waterloo.

Vivian, Richard H. Richard Hussey Vivian: A Memoir. Claud Vivian (ed.) Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2003. 342 pages.

Notes: 1793 - 1794.

56th Foot

Surtees, William. Twenty-five Years in the Rifle Brigade London: Greenhill; 1996. 480 pages.

Notes: Enlisted in 56th Regiment and served in Holland in 1799; transferred to 95th Rifles in 1805; was in the 2nd Battalion; served at Germany 1805, Copenhagen 1806, Peninsula 1808 - 1814; New Orleans; was Quartermaster by end of war.

60th Foot

Bathurst, James. An Englishman in the Russian Army, 1807: the Journal of Colonel James Bathurst during the East Prussia Campaign, 1807. Spring, Laurence (ed.). Woking Surrey: Spring Offensive; 2000. 25 pages.

Notes: Served in the Peninsula from 1808-1810 on the staff; was in the 60th Foot; was Military Secretary to Wellington.

Seymour, Horace. "Waterloo Letters #9 & 10, dated 21 and 30 November 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 18 - 21.

Notes: was a captain in the 60th Foot and aide-de-camp to Lord Uxbridge at Waterloo.

61st Infantry

Pearson, Andrew. The Soldier Who Walked Away: The Autobiography of Andrew Pearson a Peninsular War Veteran. Haley, Arthur H. (ed.).Liverpool: Bullfinch Publications; circa 1991. 130 pages.

Notes: Served in Egypt; Maida; Gibraltar; Peninsula 1809 - 1812.

Harness, William. Trusty and Well Beloved: the Letters Home of William Harness, an Officer of  George III. Caroline Duncan-Jones (ed.) London: SPCK; 1957. 223 Pages.

Notes: Egypt and India.

Wray, Samuel. The Military Adventures of Private Samuel Wray 61st Foot 1796-1815. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2009. 32 pages.

Notes: Cape Coloney, Egypt, Maida, Peninsula 1809 - 1814; was not at Waterloo.

65th Foot

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

66th Foot

Henry, Walter. Surgeon Henry's Trifles: Events of a Military Life Hayward, Pat (ed.). London: Chatto & Windus; 1970. 281 pages.

Notes: Peninsula 1811 - 1814; Saint Helena 1817 - 1821.

68th Foot

Green, John: The Vicissitudes of a Soldier's Life or a Series of Occurrences from 1806 to 1815 Wakefield: EP Publishing; No date (Probably circa 1965). 239 pages.

Notes: Was enlisted soldier in 68th Regiment; Walcheren; served in Peninsula from 1810-1813; wounded at San Sebastian.

69th Foot

With the 69th in the Waterloo Campaign Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; n.d. 36 pages.

Notes: Primarily an account written by the regimental colour bearer, Ensign George Ainslie. Also has General Colin Halkett's account of Quatre Bras, plus letters from the regimental commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles Morice (who was killed at Waterloo), Captain Charles Cuyler, and Ensign William Bartlett.

Anderson, Henry. "Waterloo Letter #144, dated 18 November 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 338

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Barlow, George U. "Letters to His Father, written from 25 February - 7 December 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 151 - 174

Notes: was a captain in the 2nd Battalion.

Cuyler, Charles. "Letter # 144, dated 14 May 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 222 - 223

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Pigot, Brooke. "Waterloo Letter #143, dated 7 July 1844" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 337 - 338

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

70th Foot

Leach, Jonathan. Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1986. 442 pages.

Notes: Served from 1801 - 1806 stationed in the West Indies; 1806 exchanged into 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles; served at Copenhagen, Peninsula 1808 - 1814; Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

71st Infantry

Anonymous. Vicissitudes in the life of a Scottish Soldier. London: Henry Colburn, 1827. 357 pages.

Anonymous. With Wellington in the Peninsula: the Adventures of a Highland Soldier, 1808 - 1814. Barnsley: Frontline, 2015. 224 pages.

Notes: is modern edtion of Vicissitudes in the life of a Scottish Soldier. Vimeiro, Corunna, Walcheren, Peninsula 1810 - 1814.

Barnett, Jack. "Letters to His Mother dated 21 June and 12 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 149 - 152

Notes: was an ensign at Waterloo.

Gavin, William. The Diary of William Gavin, Ensign and Quartermaster 71st Highland Regiment, 1806-1815: Being His Daily Notes of His Campaigns in South Africa, South America, Portugal, Spain, Southern France, and Flanders, under Sir David Baird, Sir William Beresford, Sir John Moore, and the Duke of Wellington. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman: 2012. 102 pages.

Notes: Commissioned in 1811 from the ranks; served in Peninsula from July 1811 - April 1814; at Waterloo.

Horton, George. "Letter to His Mother, dated 23 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 154 - 155.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion.

Napier, William (ed.).The Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier. London: John Murray; 1886. 254 pages.

Notes: Sweden 1808; on staff of Sir John Moore at Coruna; in 52nd Regiment in Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; lost arm at Ciudad Rodrigo & invalided home; rejoins regiment in 1814 in France; transfers to 71st Infantry as commander through rest of Peninsula War; transfers to command company of 3rd Guards, but does not mention Waterloo.

Reed, Samuel. "Waterloo Letter # 126, dated 19 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 297 - 299

Notes: was a captain and commanded the company on the right flank of the regiment at Waterloo.

Reynell, Thomas. "Waterloo Letter # 125, dated 15 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 296 - 297

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Sinclair, Joseph. A Soldier of the Seventy-First: The Journal of a Soldier of the Highland Light Infantry 1806 - 1815. Hibbert, Christopher (ed.). Warren: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1976. 121 pages.

Notes: Served in Buena Aires, Walcheren, Peninsula, and Waterloo.

Smith, John. "Letter to His Brother, dated 14 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 112 - 114

Notes: was a private in the 10th Company (Captain G.H. Gordon) 1st Battalion 71st Foot.

Woolcombe, William. "Letter to His Uncle, dated 15 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 155 - 157.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion.

Vandeleur, John. With Wellington's Outposts: the Peninsular and Waterloo Letters of John Vandeleur. Andrew Bamford (ed.) Barnsley: Frontline, 2015. 224 pages. ISBN: 978-1848327740

Notes: was an ensign in the 71st Foot in the Pensinsula from September 1810 - June 1811; seriously wounded at Fuentes de Oñoro. Was a lieutenant in the 12th Light Dragoons from September 1812 - April 1814. Was at Waterloo. ADC to General John Ormsby Vandeleur from August 1813 - April 1814.

73rd Foot

Garland, John. "Waterloo Letter #147, dated 4 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 343 - 344

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Harris, William G. "Letter # 145, dated 23 January 1845 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 223

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Kelly, Dawson. "Waterloo Letters #145 and 146, dated 26 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 339 - 342

Notes: was an assistant quartermaster general at Waterloo, but assumed command of the regiment by the end of the day.

Lloyd, John Y. "Letter # 146, dated 6 February 1845" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 224

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion and was severely wounded at Quatre Bras.

Lowe, William L. "Letter to His Brother, dated 27 March 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 119 - 120

Notes: was an ensign in the 2nd Battalion and was killed at Waterloo.

Morris, Thomas. The Napoleonic Wars: Thomas Morris. Selby, John (ed.).Hamden: Archon Books; 1968. 151 pages.

Notes: Served 1813 - 1817; North German Campaign and Waterloo.

75th Foot

Kenward, William. A Military Life: the Life of William Kenward 1767-1828. Guy Mather (ed.). Eastbourne: Whale-back Press, 2005.

Notes: saw action in the Third Anglo-Mysore War and later transferred to the 76th Foot, with whom he saw action at Corunna and Walcheren.

76th Foot

Kenward, William. A Military Life: the Life of William Kenward 1767-1828. Guy Mather (ed.). Eastbourne: Whale-back Press, 2005.

Notes: Was originally in the 75th Foot and saw action in the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Transferred to the 76th Foot, with whom he saw action at Corunna and Walcheren.

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

77th Foot

Anonymous. "The Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 236 - 256

C.J.T.S. "Recollections of the Storming of Cuidad Rodrigo -- On a Comparison with Recent Accounts" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages10 - 20.

Note: This is the same account as the one above.

Keep, William T. In the Service of the King: The Letters of William Thornton Keep at Home, Walcheren, and in the Peninsula, 1808-1814. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 214 pages.

Notes:  Served at Walcheren with the 77th Regiment; joined the 28th Regiment in 1811; posted to the Peninsula in 1813.  

78th Foot

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran.Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, 2010. 315 pages.

Notes: was an ensign in the 78th Foot and at Maida (1806), Egypt (1807); lieutenant in the 24th Regiment and at Talavera, Busacao, and Fuentes d'Onoro; captain in the York Chasseurs in 1813.

79th Foot

Cocks, Edward Charles. Intelligence Officer in the Peninsula: Letters & Diaries of Major the Hon. Edward Charles Cocks 1786 - 1812. Page, Julia (ed.). New York: Hippocrene Books; 1986. 255 pages.

Notes: 1808 - 1812; served also with 16th Light Dragoons and as an intelligence officer for Wellington's headquarters.

Cruikshank, A. "Waterloo Letter # 157, dated September 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 360 - 362

Notes: was a prvate in Captain William Marshall's Light Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Dewar, William. "Letter to His Brother dated 5 August 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 191 - 194

Notes: was a colour sergeant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Eadie, Robert. On Campaign with the 79th Cameron Highlanders: Through Portugal and Spain. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; no date. 47 pages.

Notes: Eadie was an enlisted soldier, served in the Peninsula from 1809 - 1813, when he was invalided out of the service. Interesting description of Busaco and the Chelsea Hospital.

Douglas, Neil. "Letter # 180, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 271 - 272

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commander of the battalion at Quatre Bras, where was severely wounded; was not at Waterloo.

Eadie, Robert. Recollections of Robert Eadie Private of His Majesty's 79th Regiment of Infantry: Giving a Concise Account of His Campaigns in Ireland, denmark, Walcheren & the Peninsula. London: Maggs Brothers, 1987. 149 pages.

Forbes, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 156, dated 3 May 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 357 - 360

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain William Bruce's 1st Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Leslie, Kewan I. "Waterloo Letter # 155" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 355 - 356

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Malcolm Fraser's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Vallence, Dixon. At Waterloo with the Cameron Highlanders. Darlington, Napoleonic Archive; n.d. 44 pages.

Notes: Vallence was in Captain James Campbell's 6th Company 1st Battalion and was severely wounded at Waterloo. Superb descriptions on what it was like to be a private at Quatre Bras and Waterloo; includes memorable sketches of camplife (especially using a French cuiraiss as a frying pan after Quatre Bras), to stand under intense artillery fire, and to be in the front rank (kneeling) of a square being charged by cavalry.

81st Infantry

Anonymous. Letters from Flushing: Containing an Account of the Expedition to Walcheren, Beveland, and the Mouth of the Scheldt, Under the Command of the Earl of Chatham. Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, n.d. 287 pages

Notes: First published in 1809. This edition has no date, but most likely after 2001.

82nd Infantry

Wood, George. The Subaltern Officer: a Narrative Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1986. 263 pages. ISBN: 0-946879-14-1

Notes: In the Peninsula from 1808 - 1814; did not take part in Coruna Campaign. In the 2nd Battalion of Detachments.

84th Foot

Grabutt, John. The Walcheren Diary of Lieutenant John Garbutt, 84th Regiment of Foot, 1809. Gareth Glover (ed.) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2015. 28 pages. ISBN: 978-1-907417-59-1

Notes: was in the 2nd Battalion. Diary covers 29 July - 2 September 1809. Author died from Walcheren Fever the following April. Book has a list of the signal flags used to communicate between the navy and army during the landing of the troops.

85th Foot

Bourne, George. My Military Career by Lt. George Bourne 85th Foot 1804-18.  Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2005. 90 pages.

Notes: was in North Lincoln Militia and 7th Garrison Regiment; transferred to 85th Regiment in 1807; was part of Walcheren Expedition; stayed behind as a recruiting officer when the regiment went to the Peninsula in 1811.

Gleig, George R. The Subaltern: A Chronicle of the Peninsular War. London: Leo Cooper; Circa 1970. 388 pages.

Notes: 1813 – 1814

Gleig, George R. A Subaltern in America: Comprising the Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Baltimore, Washington, etc.  during the Late War. Philidelphia: E. A. Carey and A. Hart; 1833. 266 Pages.

Gore, Charles. "Letter # 172, dated 23 September 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 264 - 266

Notes: was a captain and aide-de-camp to General James Kempt, commander of the 8th Brigade 5th Division at Waterloo.

McIntosh, Aeneas. "Letter to Major General Peacocke, Commandant of Lisbon, dated 28 October 1811" in The Texas Papers: a Collection of Peninsular War Letters, Written by Various Senior British & Portuguese Officers held at the Woodson Research Centre, Rice University, Texas. edited by Gareth Glover. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. Page 45

Notes: Lieutenant Colonel McIntosh was accused of forcing a sentinel to access a place to sleep. This letter is explanation of the events.

87th Foot

Knox, Wright. At Barrosa with the 87th: the Diary of Lieutenant Wright Knox. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive: n.d. 52 pages.

Notes: Wright was seriously wounded at Talavera and served at Cadiz from 1810 - 1812. Also at Barrosa and siege of Tarifa. Was in Skerritt's Brigade in 1812. Fought at Vittoria and the Pyrenees.

Rait, Robert S. The life and campaigns of Hugh, first Viscount Gough, Field-Marshal. Westminister: A. Constable, 1903. 2 vols.

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

88th Foot

Anonymous. "Events Subsequent to the Battle and Advance from Salamanca" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 349 - 389

Anonymous. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 292 - 303. Possibly Lieutenant Parr Kingsmill.

Dansey, George H. Letters from an Officer in the 'Devils Own', the Peninsular letters of Captain George Henry Dansey. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2006. 30 pages.

            Notes: 1804 – 1814; the Peninsula.

Grattan, William. Adventures with the Connaught Rangers: 1809 - 1814 London: Greenhill (Napoleonic Library); 1989. 362 pages.

91st Foot

Bald, John. "Letter to His Mother dated 26 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 231 - 233

Notes: was a private in Captain William Stewart's Number 1 Company.

Blair, Thomas H. "Waterloo Letters # 121 and 122, dated 1 May and 29 November 1835' in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 278 - 280

Notes: was a major in the 91st Foot and brigade major of the 3rd Brigade 2nd Division at Waterloo.

92nd Highlanders

Hope, James. The Iberian and Waterloo Campaigns: The Letters of Lt James Hope 1811- 1815. Heathfield: Naval and Military Press; 2000. 362 pages.

Notes: Peninsula November 1811 - 1814; was in Captain Ronald McDonald's Company at Quatre Bras; wounded at Waterloo; in France until late 1815.  Is listed as Letters from Portugal, etc., during the Campaigns of 1811-14 by a British Officer in Oman.

Hope, James. "Letter # 186, 187, 188, 189, and 190" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 281 - 290

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Ronald MacDonald's Company at Waterloo.

Nicol, Daniel. "Daniel Nicol's with the First Battalion of Detachments" in With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors). Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. PB. Pages 14-34

Nicol, Daniel. With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors). Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. PB.

Nicol, Daniel. "With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. From the Unpublished Diary of Sergeant Daniel Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 7-68.

Nicol, Daniel . "A British Prisoner in France, His Sufferings and his Adventures. From the Diary of Sergeant Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 203-244.

Notes: Captured at Talavera, not released until 1814.

Nicol, Daniel. "The Gordon Highlanders in Spain, a Forgotten Page in their History; from the Unpublished Diary of Sergeant Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 86-111.

Notes: Covered his time with the 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809.

Robertson, Duncan. "How the British Stormed Aray del Molinos" in Spanish Adventures. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors).Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. Pages 31-34.

Robertson, Duncan. "Sgt. Robertson's Memoirs of the Corunna Campaign" in Spanish Adventures. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors).Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. Pages 3-12.

Robertson, Duncan. "Corunna — The Story of a Terrible Retreat From the Forgotten Journal of Sergeant D. Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 69-85.

Robertson, Duncan. "How the British Stormed Aray del Molinos. From the Journal of Sergeant D. Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 115-119.

Robertson, Duncan. "What the Gordons did at Waterloo. From the Journal of Sergeant Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 150-166.

Ross, James K. "Letter # 184 and 185, dated 25 November 1834 and 10 March 1837" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 276 - 281

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Archibald Ferrier's Company at Waterloo, where was wounded.

Winchester, Robert. "Waterloo Letters # 168 and 169, dated 24 November 1834 and 2 march 1837 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 382 - 389

Notes: was a lieutenant and commanded a company at Waterloo.

93rd Regiment

Ewart, James. James Ewart's Journal. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1970. 137 pages.

Notes: Author was Lt James Stewart 1791-1823; commissioned in 18th Foot 1808, transfers to 93rd in 1810. Served at Cape 1811-14, then America then three years in Ireland (journal ends on his arrival in Ireland). Went on half pay 1818 died 1823

94th Regiment

Anonymous. "The Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 225 - 236.

Donaldson, Joseph. Recollections of the Eventful Life of a Soldier Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2000. 499 pages. ISBN: 1-86277-085-6

Notes: Enlisted in 1809 and served in the Peninsula from 1809-1814. was a sergeant by the time he left the army.

96th Foot

Le Couteur, John. Merry Hearts Make Light Days: the War of 1812 Journal of Lieutenant John Le Couteur, 104th Foot. Donald E. Graves (ed.) Ottawa: Carleton University Press; 1994. 320 pages. 

Notes: In 1811 was in 96th Regiment, which was garrisoned on Jersey Island.

104th Foot

Le Couteur, John. Merry Hearts Make Light Days: the War of 1812 Journal of Lieutenant John Le Couteur, 104th Foot. Donald E. Graves (ed.) Ottawa: Carleton University Press; 1994. 320 pages. 

Notes: joined the 104th Regiment in 1811.

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

 

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British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: the Infantry Regiments

By Robert Burnham

This document includes all foot regiments except for the Foot Guards and the 95th Rifles. There were so many entries for those four regiments, they have separate sections.

1st Foot

Black, John L. "Letter to His Father, dated 10 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 181 - 183.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion.

Butler, Robert. Narrative of the Life and Travels of Serjeant ---- , written by himself. Edinburgh: David Brown, 1826.

Notes: was a fifer in the 26th Foot. In 1806 enlisted in the the 1st Foot and was the fife-major in India. The 3rd edition, which was published in 1854, is a much expanded edition.

Douglas, John. Douglas’s Tale of the Peninsula & Waterloo: 1808-1815 Monick, Stanley (Editor) .London: Leo Cooper; 1997. 133 pages;

Notes: was a sergeant by the end of the wars; served at Walcheren, Peninsula (1809-1814), and Waterloo.

MacDonald, Robert. "Waterloo Letters # 162 and 163, dated 29 December 1838 and 14 February 1839 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 373 - 375

Notes: was a captain in the 1st Battalion and assumed command of the battalion when the commander was wounded at Waterloo; was also wounded at Waterloo.

Malcolm, John. "Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and in the South of France" in Memorials of the Late War. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Constable, 1831. Pages 237 - 307.

Notes: was a volunteer in 3rd Battalion; was commissioned as an ensign in the 42nd Foot January 1814.

Stoyte, John. "Letter # 12, dated 19 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 273 - 274

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

2nd Foot

Maule, Francis. Memoirs of the Principal Events in the Campaigns of North Holland and Egypt. Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, n.d. 325 pages.

Notes: This is a reprint of the 1816 edition and is part of a joint effort between the publisher and the National Army Museum. Date of publication is around 2010.

3rd Foot

Bunbury, Thomas. Reminiscences of a Veteran. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press in association with the National Army Museum, 2009.  3 volumes.

Notes: Only the first volume covers the Napoleonic Wars; spent 1808 – 1809 in 3rd Foot. served as the adjutant of the 1st Battalion of Detachments after Talavera; captain in the 20th Portuguese Regiment in October 1809, served as the brigade major of Skerrett's Brigade from July 1811 - September 1812, commanded a company in the 5th Caçadores, command the 6th Caçadores at Toulouse, and would end the war serving as a major in the 3rd and then the 4th Caçadores.

4th Foot

Bowlby, Peter. Walcheren, Spain, America and Waterloo: the Memoir of Captain Peter Bowlby 4th Foot (1791 - 1877). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2016.

Notes: was a junior officer at Walcheren, 2nd Battalion in the Peninsula from April - June 1812, the 1st Battalion from July 1812 to April 1814; Bladensburg, burning of Washington, and New Orleans; and Waterloo.

Bowlby, Peter. "Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 202 - 203

Notes: was a Captain in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Browne, John. "Waterloo Letter # 172, dated 21 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 393 - 394

Notes: was a captain and according to the "Waterloo Roll Call" commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Levinge, Charles. "Waterloo Letter # 173, dated 26 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Page 394

Notes: was an ensign in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

5th Foot

Anonymous. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 288 - 292; 2nd Battalion.

Dayes, John. Memoir of the Military Career of John Dayes, late Paymaster Sergeant of the 5th Regiment of Foot. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2004. 26 pages. 

Notes: Holland 1799; Buenos Aires 1806; Corunna; Peninsula 1812 - 1814.

Morley, Stephen. Memoirs of a Sergeant of the 5th Regiment of Foot, containing an Account of His Service, in Hanover, South America, and the Peninsula Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1999. 123 pages.

Notes: Served in 1806 expedition to Buenes Aires; Peninsula from 1808 - 1813; Rolica, Vimiero, Corunna Campaign where he was captured. Escaped and made his way to Portugal. Assigned to 2nd Battalion of Detachments until after Talavera. Returned to England in October 1809. Returned to Peninsula in 1812. Was invalided from retreat of 1812 and returned to England in early 1813.

Ridge, Henry. "Affair of El Bodon" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 1; Pages 218 - 224. Was battalion commander.

Ridge, Henry. "Private Letter" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages 6 -9.

Notes: Was in the 2nd Battalion. Ridge led one of the assault columns. Contains copy of the original order given to the battalion for the assault. Superb account of the assault.

Vere, Charles Broke. Marches, Movements, and Operations, of the 4th Division of the Allied Army, in Spain and Portugal, in the Years 1810, 1811, & 1812 Ipswich: R. Deck; 1841. 44 pages.

Notes: was a major in the 5th Regiment 4 February 1808; made brevet lieutenant colonel on 27 April 1812. Served as the assistant quartermaster-general of the 4th Division from 7 Febraruy 1811. Last entry is 28 November 1812.

7th Fusiliers

Cooper, John S. Rough Notes of Seven Campaigns: 1809-1815 Staplehurst: Spellmount Library; 1996. 160 pages.

Notes: Rose to the rank of sergeant. All of the major battles of Peninsula, plus New Orleans.

Knowles, Robert. The War in the Peninsula: Some Letters of a Lancashire Officer. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2004. 109 pages.

Notes: Covers 1811 - 1813. Killed at Roncesvalles.

Mackworth, Digby. "Waterloo Diary, dated 30 March - 18 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 7 - 25

Notes: was a captain and aide-de-camp to General Rowland Hill at Waterloo.

8th Foot

Commins, James. "The War on the Canadian Frontier, 1812-14, Letters Written by Sergt. James Commins, 8th Foot". Norman C. Lord (ed.). Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research. Vol. 18, 1939. Pages 199-211

Notes: a series of letters penned in August 1815 reflecting his service during the War of 1812.

9th Foot

Cameron, Sir John, The Memoirs and Letters of Colonel Sir John Cameron 9th Foot 1809-13. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2013. 100 pages.

Notes:  Commanded 1st Battalion 9th Foot;  1809-1813 in the Peninsula; a lot on siege of San Sebastian.

Dent, William. A Young Surgeon in Wellington’s Army: the Letters of William Dent. Old Woking: Unwin Brothers; 1976. 68 Pages.

Notes: was an assistant surgeon; in 2nd Battalion 9th Foot August 1810 - November 1812; in 1st Battalion 9th Foot December 1812 - April 1814; served in North America 1814 - 1815.

Gomm, William M. Letters and Journals of Field-Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm from 1799 to Waterloo 1815. Francis Carr-Gomm (ed.). London: John Murray; 1881. 390 pages.

Hale, James. The Journal of James Hale: Late Serjeant in the ninth Regiment of Foot. Windsor: IX Regiment; 1998. PB; 139 pages.

Notes: Enlisted in Royal North Gloucester Regiment in 1801; volunteered for the 9th in 1807; Rolica, Vimiero, and Walcheren; Peninsula from 1810 1813; wounded at San Sebastian and invalided home.

12th Foot

Bayly, Joseph. The Diary of Colonel Bayly, 12th Regiment, 1796-1830. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press; 2003. 282 pages.

Notes: is a diary of his time in India.

14th Foot

Keppel, George Thomas. Fifty Years of My Life. New York: Henry Holt. 1876.

Notes: Sixth Earl of Albermarle; commissioned as a 16 year old ensign in 1815; was in the 3rd Battalion and at Waterloo. Pages 86-125.

Ross, William. "Letter # 171, dated 18 January 1836" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 261

Notes: was a captain and commanded the Light Company 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Tidy, Francis S. "Memoirs Dictated to His Daughter" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 169 - 176.

Notes: was a major and commanded the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo. Memoirs is a compilation of his and his daughters recollections.

19th Foot

Calladine, George. Colour Sergeant Calladine. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; ND.

Notes: Derbyshire Militia 1805;  19th Foot 1811. Ceylon 1814 - 1816.

Calladine, George. Diary of Colour-Sergeant George Calladine, 19th Foot, 1793-1837 Ferrar, M.L. (ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, nd. 224 pages.

Notes: is a reprint of the 1922 edition; was in Derbyshire Militia 1805;  19th Foot 1811. Ceylon 1814 - 1816.

20th Foot

Steevens, Charles. Reminiscences of My Military Life from 1795 to 1818. Winchester: Warren & Son, 1878.  144 pages.

Steevens, Chartles. With the 'Old & Bold' 1795 to 1818: the Reminiscences of an Officer of H. M 20th Regiment During the Napoleonic Wars. Leonaur, 2010. 128 pages.

21st Fusiliers

Moodie, Dunbar. "Narrative of the Campaign in Holland in 1814, with Details of the Attack on Bergen-op-Zoom" in Memoirs of the Late War: Comprising the Personal Narrative of Captain Cooke, of the Forty-third Regiment Light iInfantry; the History of the Campaign of 1809 in Portugal. Vol.2 Nabu Press, 2010. 326 pages.

Notes: was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion; pages 257 - 313.

Moodie, Dunbar. Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 143 - 172.

Notes: was a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

22nd Foot

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

23rd Fusiliers

Anonymous. "Letter to His Friends in Dumfries, dated 20 June 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Page 175

Notes: possibly written by Surgeon John Munro.

Bentinck, Richard. The Very Thing: the Memoirs of Drummer Richard Bentinck Royal Welch Fusiliers 1807-1823. Jonathan Crook (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 208 pages.

Notes: Served in 1st Battalion; at Copenhagen (1807), Martinique (1809), Peninsula (1810-1814), and Waterloo.

Browne, Thomas H. The Napoleonic War Journal of Captain Thomas Henry Browne: 1807-1816. Roger N. Buckley (ed.). London: Army Records Society; 1987. 388 pages

Notes: Served in Copenhagen & Martinique; arrived in Peninsula in 1810; served with regiment until 1812; then in Adjutant General's Office in Wellington's HQ.

Dalmer, Thomas. "Letter to Edward Farmer Regarding the Death of Captain Thomas Farmer, Killed at Waterloo, dated February 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 175 - 176.

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; commanded the regiment after Colonel Ellis was severely wounded at Waterloo.

Dalmer, Thomas. "Letter # 172, dated 27 December 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 261 - 262

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; commanded the regiment after Colonel Ellis was severely wounded at Waterloo.

Edwardes-Tuckers, Thomas. Captain Thomas Edwardes-Tuckers Peninsular Diary, 23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, 1813-14 A.D.C to Sir Thomas Picton. Gareth Glover (ed.). Ken Trotman: Godmanchester, 2011. 48 pages.

Notes: Challis Index lists his family name as Tucker; was ADC from January 1813 - April 1814.

Enoch, John. "Regarding Captain Farmer, dated 27 May 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 176 - 177

Notes: was a lieutenant and adjutant in 1st Battalion; letter is about prize money.

Hill, John E. "Letter to His Brother-in-Law, J. Ley dated 7 July 1811" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 149 - 152

Notes: was a major and seriously wounded at Waterloo by a grapeshot ball in the collarbone and five times in the face.

Holmes, Robet P. "Waterloo Letter # 131, dated 29 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 312 - 313

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Charles Jolliffe's 8th Company at Waterloo.

Jeremiah, Thomas. A Short Account of the Life and Adventures of Private Thomas Jeremiah, 23rd or Royal Welch Fusiliers 1812-1837, including His Experiences at the Battle of Waterloo. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2008. 32 pages.

Jeremiah, Thomas. "Waterloo Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 177 - 194.

Notes: was a private in Captain Henry Johnson's 6th Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo; this account is the same as above.

McDonald, John. "Letters to His Family, dated 13 March 1815 - 16 January 1816" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 120 - 133

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Joseph Hawtyn's Grenadier Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Roberts, Richard. Incidents in the Life of an Old Fusilier: the Recollections of Sergeant Richard Roberts of the 23rd Foot. Jonathan Crook (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, n.d. 18 pages.

Notes: 1805-1814; originally in 2nd Battalion, then 1st Battalion. Served at Copenhagen, Martinique, and the Peninsula (1810-1814). Good description of Badajoz.

24th Foot

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (not date; probably 2003). 29 pages.

Notes: was a lieutenant. Served in the Peninsula from 1809 - 1811; fought at Talavera, Busaco, and Fuentes d'Orono; great description of Beresford's investiture as a knight in the Order of the Bath in 1810.

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran.Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, 2010. 315 pages.

Notes: was an ensign in the 78th Foot and at Maida (1806), Egypt (1807); lieutenant in the 24th Regiment and at Talavera, Busacao, and Fuentes d'Onoro; captain in the York Chasseurs in 1813.

Ward, Harriet. Recollections of an Old Soldier. A Biographical Sketch of the Late Colonel Tidy, C.B., 24th Regiment, with Anecdotes of His Contemporaries. London, 1849. 285 pages.

26th Foot

Butler, Robert. Narrative of the Life and Travels of Serjeant ---- , written by himself. Edinburgh: David Brown, 1826.

Notes: was a fifer. In 1806 enlisted in the the 1st Foot and was the fife-major in India. The 3rd edition, which was published in 1854, is a much expanded edition.

27th Foot (Inniskilling)

Bakewell, Robert. The Exploits of Ensign Bakewell: with the Inniskillings in the Peninsula, 1810-1811; and in Paris, 1815. Ian Robertson (ed.). London: Frontline, 2012. 224 pages.

Notes: Was in the 3rd Battalion in the Peninsula from November 1810 to September 1811; went on half-pay in 1812; part of draft of replacements for 1st Battalion in the Low Countries, but missed Waterloo by one day; was part of the Army of Occupation until August 1815.

Crowe, Charles. Marching with Wellington: with the Inniskillings in the Napoleonic Wars. Martin Cassidy (ed.). Barnsley: Leo Cooper; 2003. 232 pages.

Notes: Contains the diary of Lieutenant Charles Crowe, who was in the 2nd Battalion until mid 1813, then 3rd Battalion; in rear areas on medical leave much of 1813-1814, joined the 3rd Battalion  for final campaigns of 1814; fantastic description of the battle of Toulouse from the company officer level. Takes over command of the 5th Company during the battle.

Crowe, Charles. An Eloquent Soldier: the Peninsular War Jounals of Lieutenant Charles Crowe of the Inniskillings 1812-1814. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 347 pages.

Notes: More complete than the Leo Cooper edition; covers 1812-1817; in the 2nd Battalion 48th Foot in the Peninsula from November 1812 - January 1813; then with the 3rd Battalion 27th Foot from January 1813 - April 1814.

Drewe, Edward. "Waterloos Letter # 174 and 175 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 395 - 397

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded; Letter #175 is dated 23 July 1842.

Emerson, J. "Recollections of the Late War in Spain and Portugal" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. 2; Pages 205 - 242. Covers 1811: Badajoz and Albuera.

Simcoe, Francis. Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe 6 June 1791 - 6 April 1812 Mary Fryer  (ed.). Toronto: Dundurn Press; 1996. 190 pages. 

Notes: Commissioned in 1808 in Ireland; Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; was not at Talavera; fought at Bussaco; died at assault of Badajoz. Book is mostly letters home, interspersed with much explanatory text.

28th Foot

Blakeney, Robert. A Boy in the Peninsular War London: Greenhill; 1989. 382 pages.

Notes: 1808 - 1815; Among others: Corunna, Barossa, Arroyo Molinos, but not Waterloo.

Cadell, Charles. "Letters # 176 and 177, dated 30 April 1835 and 28 March 1837" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 267 - 269

Notes: was a captain and company commander at Waterloo.

Cadell, Charles. Narrative of the Campaigns of the Twenty-eighth Regiment, since Their Return from Egypt in 1802. London: Whittaker, 1835. 301 Pages

Cadell, Charles. The Slashers: The Campaigns of the 28th Regiment of Foot during the Napoleonic Wars by a Serving Officer. Leonaur, 2008. 166 pages.

Notes: The above two books are similar, but the wording is different in places; served in 1st Battalion was at Copenhagen (1807), Peninsula July 1808 - January 1809, Walcheren (1809), and Peninsula July 1810 - March 1811, and July 1811 - April 1814; was the senior officer left towards the end of the Waterloo and commanded the battalion by the end of the day.

Crummer, James. "Letter to His Father dated 4 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 188 - 191

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo and served as the Brigade Major of the 8th British Brigade after the battle until early July 1815.

Facey, Peter. The Diary of a Veteran The Diary of Sergeant Peter Facey, 28th (North Gloucester) Regiment of Foot 1803-19. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2007. 68 Pages.

Notes: In Grenadier Company of 1st Battalion; served at the Siege of Copenhagen, Walcheren, Barossa, Arroyomolinos, Almaraz, Vittoria, the Nive, Toulouse & Waterloo.

Keep, William T. In the Service of the King: The Letters of William Thornton Keep at Home, Walcheren, and in the Peninsula, 1808-1814 Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 214 pages. ISBN: 1-873376-79-0

Notes:  Served at Walcheren with the 77th Regiment; joined the 28th Regiment in 1811; posted to the Peninsula in 1813.

Llewellyn, Richard. "Waterloo Letter # 149, dated 16 March 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Page 348

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Mountsteven, William B. "Letter # 178" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 269 - 270

Notes: was an ensign in Captain William Irving's Company at Waterloo.

Mounsteven, William B.. "Waterloo Letter # 151, dated 19 August 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 350 - 352

Notes: was an ensign in Captain William Irving's Company at Waterloo.

O'Neil, Charles. The Military Adventures of Charles O'Neil Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 269 pages.

Notes: Enlisted soldier; Peninsula from 1811 - 1814; Waterloo.

Patton, Thomas. "Petition of Sergeant Thomas Patton to the Duke of Wellington, dated 17 July 1846" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 176 - 177.

Notes: was a private in Captain Charles Cadell's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Shelton, J. William. "Waterloo Letter # 150, dated 29 September 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 349 - 350

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Richard Kelly's Company at Waterloo.

Vivian, Richard H. Richard Hussey Vivian: A Memoir. Claud Vivian (ed.) Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2003. 342 pages.

Notes: 28th Regiment 1794; saw extensive service in Flanders.

29th Foot

Leslie, Charles. "The Twenty-Ninth at Albuera" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 2; Pages 321 - 331.

Crumplin, Michael. Guthrie's War: a Surgeon of the Peninsula & Waterloo. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2010. 203 pages.

Notes: Surgeon in the 29th Foot from 20 March 1806 to 4 January 1810; Staff Surgeon from 4 January 1810 to 16 September 1813; Deputy Inspector of Hospitals 13 September 1813; served in the Peninsula from July 1808 to January 1810 and January 1811 to April 1814. This book is a heavily editted compilation of Surgeon Guthrie's articles on his experiences as a military surgeon in the Peninsula. It is a rarity in that it covers the medical aspects of his work, rather than his personal life during the time.

Hay, Andrew Leith. A Narrative of the Peninsular War. 2 vols.Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2008. 636 pages.

Notes: In the Peninsula with the 29th Foot from July 1809 to March 1810; ADC to his uncle, General Leith, from April 1810 to April 1814; also served as an exploring officer in 1813.

Leslie, Charles. Military Journal of Colonel Leslie, K.H., of Balquhain whilst Serving with the 29th Regt. in the Peninsula, and the 60th Rifles in Canada, &c., 1807-1832. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. 332 pages.

Notes: In 29th Foot in Peninsula from July 1808-November 1811; with 8th Battalion 60th Foot from March 1813 - November 1815.

30th Foot

Carter, John V. The 1812 Diary of Ensign Carter 30th Foot. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2006. 25 pages.

Notes: Only 1812; died of sunstroke 23 July 1812.

Hamilton, Alexander. "Letter to General Thomas Brown, dated 26 July 1815" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 118 - 119

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the 2nd Battalion.

Howard, Robert. "Letter # 139, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 215 - 216

Notes: was a captain and company commander in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. "Letter to His Father, dated 7 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 161 - 163.

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. Journal and Opinions of Edward Nevil Macready, 30th Regiment of Foot, 1814-1830.

Notes: the Journal is a manuscript held by the National Army Museum and can be access by clicking on the above link. He served as a 17 year old volunteer in the 2nd Battalion in 1814 Campaign in the Low Countries and at Waterloo as an ensign. He commanded the Light Company at the end of Waterloo.

Macready, Edward. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 159 - 181

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Macready, Edward N. "Waterloo Letter #139, dated 23 April 1846" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 329 - 332

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Powell's Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Pratt, John. "Waterloo Letter #138, dated 23 February 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 325 - 329

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain John Powell' Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo. By the end of the battle, he was commanding the company.

Vigoureaux, Charles A. "Letter # 138, dated 30 August 1840" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 214 - 215

Notes: was a major and commanded the light companies of the 5th Brigade at Waterloo, where he was severely wounded.

31st Foot

L'Estrange, George B. Recollections of Sir George B. L'Estrange London: Sapson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle; no date.

Notes: Arrived in Portugal in late 1812. Arrived in his unit in January 1813 and served in the campaigns of 1813 and 1814; was an officer in the light company.

32nd Foot

Belcher, Robert T. "Waterloo Letter # 154, dated 27 February 1843" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 354 - 355

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain David Davie's Company at Waterloo.

Calvert, Felix. "Waterloo Letters # 152 and 153, dated 19 April 1835 and 11 March 1837 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 352 - 354

Notes: was a major at Waterloo.

Crowe, John. "Letter # 179, dated 10 May 1837 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 270 - 271

Notes: was a captain and commanded the Light Company at Waterloo.

Dallas, Charles. "Letter dated 25 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 178 - 179.

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Stopford Cane's Company and wounded at Waterloo..

Ross-Lewin, Harry. With the Thirty-Second in the Peninsular and Other Campaigns Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2000. 368 Pages. ISBN: 0-946879-86-9

Notes: Served as a volunteer in the 13th Limerick Militia, as an ensign from 1793 - 1794. Served in West Indies, Copenhagen, Roliça, Vimeiro, Corunna, & Walcheren; returned to Peninsula in 1811; captain and company commander at Quatre Bras & Waterloo.

Stephens, Edward. "Letter to His Mother, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 133 - 135

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Hugh Harrison's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

33rd Infantry

Ephinstone, William K. "Waterloo Letter #140, dated 28 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 332 - 333

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Finlayson, Donald. "Letter to William Somerville, dated 25 June 1815" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 215 - 221

Notes: was an assistant surgeon.

Harty, J. M. "Waterloo Letter #141, dated 22 December 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 333

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Hemingway, George. "Letter to His Mother, dated 14 August 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 166 - 168.

Notes: was a private.

Howard, James A. "Letter to His Brother, dated 8 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 164 - 166.

Notes: was an ensign.

Knight, Charles. "Letter # 140, dated 25 March 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 216 - 217

Notes: was a captain at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Pattison, Frederick H. "Letters # 142 and 143, dated 24 November and 6 December 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 218 - 222

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo.

Pattison, Frederick H. Personal Recollections of the Waterloo Campaign Upton: Gosling Press; 1992. PB. 48 pages.

Notes: Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

Pattison, Frederick H. "Waterloo Letter #142, dated 6 December 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 334 - 337

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo.

Thain, William. "Letter to His Father, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 150 - 151

Notes: was an ensign.

Thain, William. in Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 85 - 122.

Notes: was an ensign in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

Thain, William. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 182 - 187

Notes: was an ensign and wounded in the left arm close to the shoulder by a musket ball at Waterloo.

Trevor, Arthur H. "Letter # 141, dated 22 December 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 217 - 218

Notes: was a lieutenant at Waterloo; much of the letter concerns where the battalion's colors were at Waterloo.

34th Foot

Bell, George. Soldier's Glory: Being Rough Notes of an Old Soldier Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount; 1991. 325 pages. ISBN: 0-946771-28-6

Notes: Years 1811 - 1814

Egerton, Richard. "Letter #3, dated 7 October 1845" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 28 - 29

Notes: was a captain; was an aide-de-camp to the General Rowland Hill at Waterloo.

Sherer, Moyle. Recollections of the Peninsula Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1996. 273 pages. ISBN: 1-873376-66-9

Notes: 1809 - 1813

35th Foot

Austin, Thomas. "Old Stick-Leg" Extracts from the Diaries of Major Thomas Austin New York: Dial Press; date unknown but at least 1947. 206 pages.

Notes: Served in the expedition to Holland 1813 - 1814.

Hayter, Alethea (ed.).The Backbone: Diaries of a Military Family in the Napoleonic Wars Edinburgh: Pentland Press; 1993. 343 pages.

Notes: Diary was kept by John Henry Slessor, who eventually made Major-General. was a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1814. Served in Ireland with the Royal Irish Artillery, joins 35th Foot in 1806; serves at Gibraltar, Sicily, Egypt, as governor of the island of Zante, the Campaigns in the Adriatic, Northern Italy; participated in the Waterloo Campaign, but was in the 4th Division which saw no action. Book also includes mother's diary. She lived in Oporto during the French occupation of Portugal.

Hildebrand, John. "Recollections of Waterloo" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 227 - 231

Notes: was a lieutenant and acting adjutant of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo. Spent the day of the battle guarding the road to Brussels near the village of Enghien.

 

36th Foot

Anonymous. Buenos Aires 1807: A Personal Narrative by an Officer of the 36th Foot. El Dorado Books; 1994. PB; 104 pages.

Notes: Author is unknown; forward by Ian Fletcher.

40th Foot

Bishop, Peter. "Waterloo Letter # 178, dated 30 April 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 402 - 405

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Biahop, Peter. "Letter # 193, dated 30 April 1835 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 294

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Boutflower, Charles. The Journal of an Army Surgeon during the Peninsular War Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 193 pages.

Notes: With 40th Regiment August, 1809 November, 1812; served as the 4th Division (Hill’s Division) surgeon from November, 1812 May, 1813.

Browne, Fielding. "Waterloo Letter # 176, dated 6 May 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 398 - 400

Notes: was a major in the 1st Battalion; assumed command of it during Waterloo.

Dilley, James. "A Private of the 40th Foot at Badajoz". Edited by Gareth Glover. Waterloo Journal.Vol. 36 No. 1. Spring, 2015.

Notes: was in Major Richard Archdall's Company. Is a Lletter to his parents dated 5 November 1811. Covers his wound at the 1st Siege of Badajoz on 5 May 1811.

Heyland, Arthur R. "Letter to His Wife, dated 17 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 139 - 141

Notes: was a major; commanded the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was killed.

Lawrence, William. A Dorset Soldier: The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence 1790 - 1869 Hathaway, Eileen (ed.).Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount; 1993. 176 pages

Notes: Served in Buenos Aires; Peninsula 1808 - 1814; New Orleans; was in Captain John Barnett's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Stretton, Sempronius. "The Pyrenees, in 1813" and "The 40th Regiment in the Pyrenees" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 2. Pages 343 - 349  

Stretton, Sempronius. "Letter # 19281, dated 7 February 1839 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 292 - 293

Notes: was a captain and company commander in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Stretton, Sempronius. "Waterloo Letter # 177, dated 7 February 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 400 - 401

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

41st Foot

Byfield, Shadrach. A Narrative of a Light Company Soldier’s Service, in the 41st Regiment of Foot, during the late American War; together with some adventures amongst the Indian Tribes, from 1812 to 1814. Bradford: John Bubb, 1840.

Notes: The memoirs of a private of the 41st Regiment – the best known British ranker's memoir of the War of 1812, covering the Detroit campaign to the author's wounding at Conjocta Creek in August 1814.

42nd Highlanders

Anonymous.  Personal Narrative of a Private Soldier in the 42nd Highlanders. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1996. 289 pages.

Notes:  In 1st and 2nd Battalions; Corunna, Walcheren,  Peninsula 1812-1814; wounded at Toulouse.

Anonymous. "Letter to Father dated 24 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 198 - 199

Notes: was a private and severely wounded at Quatre Bras. Missed Waterloo because of wound.

Anton, James. Retrospect of a Military Life Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1991. 395 pages.

Notes: Years 1813-1815; was a sergeant in Captain Murdoch McLaine's Company at Waterloo.

Campbell, John. "Waterloo Letter # 164, dated 15 March 1838" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 376 - 377

Notes: was a company commander at Waterloo.

Gerard, George. "Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 187 - 193.

Notes: was an ensign in the 1st Battalion; was killed at Quatre Bras.

Gunn, James. "Memoirs" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 145 - 149.

Notes: was a private in Captain James Sterling's Company of the 1st Battalion.

Mackenzie, Donald. "Extract from the book Merely a Memorandum" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 183 - 187.

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Murdoch McLaine's Company at Waterloo.

Malcolm, John. Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and South of France in 1814 Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1999. 74 pages.

Notes:  Covers late 1813 - 1814. Was a volunteer in the 3rd Battalion 1st Foot. Was commissioned in January 1814. Was published in 1999 by Ken Trotman in Two Peninsular War Journals along with Major General Henry MacKinnon's A Journal of the Campaign in Portugal and Spain from the Year 1809 to 1812

Malcolm, John. "Reminiscences of a Campaign in the Pyrenees and in the South of France" in Memorials of the Late War. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Constable, 1831. Pages 237 - 307.

Notes: was a volunteer in 3rd Battalion; was commissioned as an ensign in the 42nd Foot January 1814.

Malcolm, John. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 135 - 138

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion; severely wounded in the arm at Quatre Bras; missed Waterloo.

McEween, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 165" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 377 - 378

Notes: was a corporal in Captain James Stirling's Company at Waterloo; "The Waterloo Medal Roll" spells his name as McEwan.

Scott, John. "Triangle-player John Scott" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 199 - 201

Notes: Was a ten year old boy, whose father was in the regiment. Played the triangle in the regimental band at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

43rd Infantry

Brumwell, John. With the 43rd in the Peninsula: the Letters of Lt. John Brumwell. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (no date; probably 2003). 31 pages.

Notes: Corunna; with the 1st Battalion on the outpost lines in the vicinity of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida in 1810 -- good descriptions of the actions there, especially of the Action on the Coa. Killed at Badajoz.

Brumwell, John. The Peninsular War, 1808-1812. Letters of a Weardale soldier, Lieutenant John Brumwell. Egglestone, William (ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2012. 124 pages.

Notes: Corunna; with the 1st Battalion on the outpost lines in the vicinity of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida in 1810 -- good descriptions of the actions there, especially of the Action on the Coa. Killed at Badajoz.

Cooke, John H. .A True Soldier Gentleman: the Memoirs of Lt. John Cooke 1791 - 1813. Hathaway, Eileen (ed.). Swanage: Shinglepicker; 2000. 266 pages.

Notes: Served with the 2nd Battalion at Walcheren; transferred to the 1st Battalion and served in the Peninsula from 1811 - 1813.

Cooke, John H. "A Sketch of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo: a Letter by an Officer Engaged" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages 1 - 6.

Cooke, John H. "The Battle of Salamanca" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 321 - 346

Cooke, John H. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 267 - 288

Garretty, Thomas . Memoirs of a Sergeant Late in the Forty-third Light Infantry Regiment previous to and during the Peninsular War Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 278 pages.

Notes:  Served in attack on Copenhagen 1806; Peninsula: Corunna Campaign; returned to Peninsula in June, 1809; good account of River Coa ; seriously wounded at Badajoz; returns to England in 1812.

Hamilton, Anthony. Hamilton's Campaign with Moore and Wellington during the Peninsular War Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1998. 164 pages.

Notes: In the 2nd Battalion in the Peninsula from 1808-1813. In 1st Battalion of Detachments. Captured at San Sebastian in 1813.

Hennell, George. A Gentleman Volunteer: The Letters of George Hennell from the Peninsular War 1812 - 1813. Glover, Michael (ed.) London: Heinemann; 1979. 190 pages.

O'Malley, George. "Waterloo Letter # 166, dated 10 May 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 378 - 379

Notes: was a major in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo where he was wounded twice.

Reddock, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 167, dated 11 April 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 380 - 382

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain George Crozier's Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo; Siborne spells his name as Riddock.

Shaw, James. "Letter # 137, dated 18 March 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 213 - 214

Notes: was a captain and served as the assistant quatermaster general assigned to the 3rd Division at Waterloo.

Shaw, James. Notes on the Battle of Waterloo Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2003. 213 pages.

Notes: In the 43rd Light Infantry, but served on the Quartermaster-General's staff of the 3rd Division at Waterloo, which was commanded by Lieutenant General Charles Alten; would later go by the name Shaw-Kennedy.

Shaw-Kennedy, James. "Letters to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Rooke dated 19 December 1863 and 24 December 1865" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 13 - 15

Notes: was a captain in the 43rd Foot and an Assistant Quartermaster General at Waterloo. Discusses Wellington's treatment of General Count Kielmansegge after Waterloo. Went by Janes Shaw until 1820.

44th Foot

Gregory, Edward T. "Letter # 183, dated 8 November 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 274 - 375

Notes: was not in the 44th Foot, but gives the disposition of the colors of the 2nd Battalion in 1844.

Martin, Henry. "Letter to Father dated 29 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 201 - 202

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

45th Foot

Brown, William. With the 45th at Badajoz, Salamanca, and Vittoria. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; (no date; probably 2003). 44 pages.

Notes: Served in the 1st Battalion; arrived in the Peninsula in 1809 and fought at Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (great descriptions of the assault and pillage of the city), Salamanca (great description of being ridden down by French cavalry), the 1813 retreat, and battle for Vitoria and the subsequent looting of the French baggage train. Also served as an officer's servant. Fantastic descriptions of the daily life of a soldier on campaign.

Brown, William. The Autobiography, Or Narrative of a Soldier. London: J. Paterson, 1829.

Notes: was a private and served in the 1st Battalion.

Campbell, James. A British Army, as It Was, -- Is – and Ought to Be. London: T&W Boone, 1840.

Notes: was in the 1st Battalion 45th Foot and the Brigade Major of the 1st Brigade 3rd Division April 1812 - April 1814.

Harley, John. The Veteran, or Forty Years in the British Service: Comprising  Adventures in Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, and Prussia.  London: (Privately published); 1838. 2 vols.

47th Foot

Harley, John. The Veteran, or Forty Years in the British Service, by Captain John Harley, late Paymaster 47th Regiment.  London, 1838.

Notes: Very rare. Only 400 copies published.

Reed, Adam. Seven Years on the Peninsula. The memoirs of Private Adam Reed, 47th (Lancashire) Foot 1806-17. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2012. 100 pages.

Notes: was originally in the Corps of Royal Artillery Drivers but deserted and enlisted in the 2nd Battalion 47th Foot.

48th Foot

Brooke, William. "A Prisoner of Albuera: the ournal of Major William Brooke from May 18 to September 28, 1811" in Charles Oman's Studies in the Napoleonic Wars. London: Greenhill, 1987. Pages 173 - 206

Crowe, Charles. An Eloquent Soldier: the Peninsular War Jounals of Lieutenant Charles Crowe of the Inniskillings 1812-1814. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Frontline, 2011. 347 pages.

Notes: in the 2nd Battalion 48th Foot in the Peninsula from November 1812 - January 1813; then with the 3rd Battalion 27th Foot from January 1813 - April 1814.

49th Foot

Fitzgibbon, James.  A Veteran of 1812: the Life of James Fitzgibbon. Mary A. Fitzgibbon (ed.) London: R. Bentley & Son; 1894. 347 pages.

50th Regiment

MacCarthy, John E.C. Recollections of the Storming of the Castle of Badajoz by the Third Division. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2001. 118 pages.

Note: Was volunteer assistant engineer on Picton's staff.

Napier, Charles J. Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James  Napier. William Napier (ed.) London: James Murray; 1854. 4 vols.

            Notes: Volume 1 covers the Peninsula

Patterson. "Leaves from the Journal of a Veteran" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. I; Pages 21 - 51; Corunna Campaign.

Patterson. "Arroyo de Molino" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. 2 vols. 389 & 399 pages.

Notes: Vol. II; Pages 312 - 320.

Patterson, John.  The Adventures of Captain John Patterson with Notices of the Officer, etc. of the 50th, or Queen’s Own Regiment , from 1807 to 1821. London: T. and W. Boone, 1837. 436 pages.

Patterson, John. Camps and Quarters; Scenes and Impressions of Military Life, Interspersed with Anecdotes of Various Well-known Characters Who Flourished in the War. London: Saunders, 1843. 2 vols. 687 pages.

Notes: Is a combination of vignettes and memoirs; lots of anecdotes; Peninsula August 1808 - January 1809 and November 1810 - October 1813. Volume One covers through Walcheren; Volume Two covers his return to the Peninsula in 1810 through his return to Ireland. I was not able to find a modern set of both books published by a single publisher. Individual reprints of both volumes are available.

Stanhope. Charles. "Letters and Journals of Charles Stanhope, Major 50th Foot" in Eyewitness to the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo: the Letters and Journals of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable James Stanhope 1803 to 1825. Gareth Glover (ed.) Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2010. Pages 214 - 222

Notes: was second major in the regiment. Journal covers 27 May - 28 November 1808. Was killed at Corunna on 16 January 1809. The jounral covers time in Portugal and Spain.

51st Foot

Abbott, John. "Letter to Anne Bank dated 12 November 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 155 - 157

Notes: ws a private in Major John Keyt's Company at Waterloo.

Armstrong, Richard. "Letter His Mother and Sisters dated 1 September 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 157 - 158

Notes: was a private in Captain John Ross' Company of the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Blainey, William. Bonaparte versus Blainey Union Springs: Tallcot Bookshop; 1988. PB 48 pages.

Notes: Retired as a sergeant. Served in Walcheren and Peninsula from 1811 - 1814.

Campbell, James. "Letter # 173" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 262 - 263

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Mitchell, Hugh H. "Letter to His Wife, Harriet undated" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Page 155

Notes: was a colonel and commanded the 4th British Brigade at Waterloo.

Mockler-Feryman, A.F. The Life of a Regimental Officer during the Great War 1793- 1815 Compiled from the Correspondence of Colomel Samuel Rice. London: William Blackwood; 1913. 341 pages.

Notes: Is a biography with many letters interspersed throughout the book. Colonel Rice commanded rhw 51st at Waterloo.

Rice, Samuel. "Waterloo Letter # 132, dated6 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 313 - 315

Notes: was a major and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Ross, John. "Waterloo Letters # 133 and 134, dated 24 April 1835 and 16 August 1836 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 315 - 317

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo.

Wheeler, William. The Letters of Private Wheeler Hart, B. H. Liddell (ed.).Boston: Houghton Mifflin; 1952. 350 pages.

Notes: was at Walcheren, Peninsula 1811 - 1814; was a sergeant in Captain James Cambell's Company at Waterloo.

52nd Infantry

Campbell, Patrick. "Letter # 116, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 180

Notes: was the senior captain in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Chalmers, William. "Letter # 117" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 180 - 181

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Colborne, John. The Life of John Colborne, Field-Marshal Lord Seaton: ... Compiled from His Letters, Records of His Conversations, and Other Sources. G.C. Moore Smith (ed.) New York: Dutton; 1903. 449 pages.

Colborne, John. "Waterloo Letter, dated 22 and 24 Febraury 1843" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 280 - 287

Notes: also known as Lord Seaton; was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the 1st Batttalion at Waterloo.

Cross, John. "Letters # 120, 121, and 122" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 183 - 188

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Diggle, Charles. "Letter # 119, dated 17 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 182

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Dobbs, John. Recollections of an Old 52nd Man Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2000. 101 pages.

Notes: Joined the Armagh Militia in 1806 and was commissioned in the 2nd Battalion 52nd Light Infantry in 1808. Served in Swedish expedition in 1808; Corunna Campaign in 1809; Walcheren in 1809; Peninsula from 1810 - 1814. Commanded a company of the 5th Cacadores in 1813; and claims to be the last British officer wounded in the Peninsula War, on 14 April 1814.

Ewart, John F. The Peninsular War Diary of Captain John Frederick Ewart, 52nd Light Infantry, 1811-1812. Gareth Glover (ed.) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. 129 pages.

Notes: Was initially in the 2nd Battalion but transferred to 1st Battalion by mid-1811; at Sabugal, Fuentes d'Onoro, the siege of Ciudand Rodrigo; Badajoz and was seriously wounded at the storm of Fort Picurina; fought at Salamanca and the retreat to the Portuguese border. Diary shows his location, almost daily.

Gawler, George. "Waterloo Letter # 124, dated 22 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 287 - 295

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Hay, William. Reminiscences 1808 - 1815 Under Wellington. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1992. 319 pages.

Notes: Served in 52nd Infantry until late 1811; then exchanged into 12th Dragoons. Most of the book is about his experiences in 12th Dragoons.

Kinloch, Charles.  A Hellish Business:  the Letters of Captain Charles Kinloch 52nd Light Infantry 1806 – 1816. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2007.  247 pages. 

Notes: in 2nd Battalion; in the Copenhagen Campaign; with the ill-fated British force under Moore in Spain; and then with the Walcheran Expedition; in 1st Battalion in Peninsula from 1810 - 1812; January - April 1814 as ADC to General Hope.  He missed Waterloo, because he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, however he was ordered to join the regiment as a replacement for an officer who was killed.  He stayed with the Occupation Army in Paris for a year.

Leeke, William. "Letter # 123" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 190

Notes: was an ensig in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Napier, George. Personal Recollections of Service With the Light Division During the Peninsular War Under Moore & Wellington. Leonaur, 2012. 152 pages.

Napier, William (ed.).The Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier London: John Murray; 1886. 254 pages.

Notes: Sweden 1808; on staff of Sir John Moore at Coruna; in 52nd Regiment in Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; lost arm at Ciudad Rodrigo & invalided home; rejoins regiment in 1814 in France; transfers to 71st Infantry as commander through rest of Peninsula War; transfers to command company of 3rd Guards, but does not mention Waterloo.

Rowan, William. "Letter # 118, dated 14 September 1843" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 181 - 182

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Shaw, Charles. Personal Memoirs and Correspondence of Colonel Charles Shaw. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2009. 530 pages.

Notes: Was lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion for the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Low Countries, in the 1st Battalion in the Waterloo Campaign. Did not fight at Waterloo, because he was the battalion's baggage guard in Brussels. Only the first 55 pages of Volume I deal with the Napoleonic Wars.

Shaw Charles. Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 61 - 84.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

53rd Foot

Bingham, George R. Wellington’s Lieutenant, Napoleon’s Gaoler: the Peninsula letters & St Helena Diaries of Sir George Ridout Bingham 53rd Foot 1809-21. Gareth Glover (ed.).   Barnsley: Pen & Sword; 2005.  310 pages.

Notes: Lieutenant Colonel, commander 2nd Battalion; Peninsula April 1809 – December 1813.

Bingham, George R. "Letter to Quartermaster R. Blackie dated 14 August 1811" in The Texas Papers: a Collection of Peninsular War Letters, Written by Various Senior British & Portuguese Officers held at the Woodson Research Centre, Rice University, Texas. edited by Gareth Glover. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. Pages 42 - 43

Notes: Instructions on resupplying the regiment with new scabbard tips and trousers.

54th Foot

Denham, Dixon. "Journal of the Waterloo Campaign" in in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 224 - 227.

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Thomas Chartres' Company at Waterloo.

Vivian, Richard H. Richard Hussey Vivian: A Memoir. Claud Vivian (ed.) Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 2003. 342 pages.

Notes: 1793 - 1794.

56th Foot

Surtees, William. Twenty-five Years in the Rifle Brigade London: Greenhill; 1996. 480 pages.

Notes: Enlisted in 56th Regiment and served in Holland in 1799; transferred to 95th Rifles in 1805; was in the 2nd Battalion; served at Germany 1805, Copenhagen 1806, Peninsula 1808 - 1814; New Orleans; was Quartermaster by end of war.

60th Foot

Bathurst, James. An Englishman in the Russian Army, 1807: the Journal of Colonel James Bathurst during the East Prussia Campaign, 1807. Spring, Laurence (ed.). Woking Surrey: Spring Offensive; 2000. 25 pages.

Notes: Served in the Peninsula from 1808-1810 on the staff; was in the 60th Foot; was Military Secretary to Wellington.

Seymour, Horace. "Waterloo Letters #9 & 10, dated 21 and 30 November 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 18 - 21.

Notes: was a captain in the 60th Foot and aide-de-camp to Lord Uxbridge at Waterloo.

61st Infantry

Pearson, Andrew. The Soldier Who Walked Away: The Autobiography of Andrew Pearson a Peninsular War Veteran. Haley, Arthur H. (ed.).Liverpool: Bullfinch Publications; circa 1991. 130 pages.

Notes: Served in Egypt; Maida; Gibraltar; Peninsula 1809 - 1812.

Harness, William. Trusty and Well Beloved: the Letters Home of William Harness, an Officer of  George III. Caroline Duncan-Jones (ed.) London: SPCK; 1957. 223 Pages.

Notes: Egypt and India.

Wray, Samuel. The Military Adventures of Private Samuel Wray 61st Foot 1796-1815. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2009. 32 pages.

Notes: Cape Coloney, Egypt, Maida, Peninsula 1809 - 1814; was not at Waterloo.

65th Foot

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

66th Foot

Henry, Walter. Surgeon Henry's Trifles: Events of a Military Life Hayward, Pat (ed.). London: Chatto & Windus; 1970. 281 pages.

Notes: Peninsula 1811 - 1814; Saint Helena 1817 - 1821.

68th Foot

Green, John: The Vicissitudes of a Soldier's Life or a Series of Occurrences from 1806 to 1815 Wakefield: EP Publishing; No date (Probably circa 1965). 239 pages.

Notes: Was enlisted soldier in 68th Regiment; Walcheren; served in Peninsula from 1810-1813; wounded at San Sebastian.

69th Foot

With the 69th in the Waterloo Campaign Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; n.d. 36 pages.

Notes: Primarily an account written by the regimental colour bearer, Ensign George Ainslie. Also has General Colin Halkett's account of Quatre Bras, plus letters from the regimental commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles Morice (who was killed at Waterloo), Captain Charles Cuyler, and Ensign William Bartlett.

Anderson, Henry. "Waterloo Letter #144, dated 18 November 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 338

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Barlow, George U. "Letters to His Father, written from 25 February - 7 December 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 151 - 174

Notes: was a captain in the 2nd Battalion.

Cuyler, Charles. "Letter # 144, dated 14 May 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 222 - 223

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Pigot, Brooke. "Waterloo Letter #143, dated 7 July 1844" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 337 - 338

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

70th Foot

Leach, Jonathan. Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1986. 442 pages.

Notes: Served from 1801 - 1806 stationed in the West Indies; 1806 exchanged into 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles; served at Copenhagen, Peninsula 1808 - 1814; Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

71st Infantry

Anonymous. Vicissitudes in the life of a Scottish Soldier. London: Henry Colburn, 1827. 357 pages.

Anonymous. With Wellington in the Peninsula: the Adventures of a Highland Soldier, 1808 - 1814. Barnsley: Frontline, 2015. 224 pages.

Notes: is modern edtion of Vicissitudes in the life of a Scottish Soldier. Vimeiro, Corunna, Walcheren, Peninsula 1810 - 1814.

Barnett, Jack. "Letters to His Mother dated 21 June and 12 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 149 - 152

Notes: was an ensign at Waterloo.

Gavin, William. The Diary of William Gavin, Ensign and Quartermaster 71st Highland Regiment, 1806-1815: Being His Daily Notes of His Campaigns in South Africa, South America, Portugal, Spain, Southern France, and Flanders, under Sir David Baird, Sir William Beresford, Sir John Moore, and the Duke of Wellington. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman: 2012. 102 pages.

Notes: Commissioned in 1811 from the ranks; served in Peninsula from July 1811 - April 1814; at Waterloo.

Horton, George. "Letter to His Mother, dated 23 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 154 - 155.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion.

Napier, William (ed.).The Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier. London: John Murray; 1886. 254 pages.

Notes: Sweden 1808; on staff of Sir John Moore at Coruna; in 52nd Regiment in Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; lost arm at Ciudad Rodrigo & invalided home; rejoins regiment in 1814 in France; transfers to 71st Infantry as commander through rest of Peninsula War; transfers to command company of 3rd Guards, but does not mention Waterloo.

Reed, Samuel. "Waterloo Letter # 126, dated 19 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 297 - 299

Notes: was a captain and commanded the company on the right flank of the regiment at Waterloo.

Reynell, Thomas. "Waterloo Letter # 125, dated 15 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 296 - 297

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment at Waterloo.

Sinclair, Joseph. A Soldier of the Seventy-First: The Journal of a Soldier of the Highland Light Infantry 1806 - 1815. Hibbert, Christopher (ed.). Warren: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1976. 121 pages.

Notes: Served in Buena Aires, Walcheren, Peninsula, and Waterloo.

Smith, John. "Letter to His Brother, dated 14 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 112 - 114

Notes: was a private in the 10th Company (Captain G.H. Gordon) 1st Battalion 71st Foot.

Woolcombe, William. "Letter to His Uncle, dated 15 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 155 - 157.

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion.

Vandeleur, John. With Wellington's Outposts: the Peninsular and Waterloo Letters of John Vandeleur. Andrew Bamford (ed.) Barnsley: Frontline, 2015. 224 pages. ISBN: 978-1848327740

Notes: was an ensign in the 71st Foot in the Pensinsula from September 1810 - June 1811; seriously wounded at Fuentes de Oñoro. Was a lieutenant in the 12th Light Dragoons from September 1812 - April 1814. Was at Waterloo. ADC to General John Ormsby Vandeleur from August 1813 - April 1814.

73rd Foot

Garland, John. "Waterloo Letter #147, dated 4 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 343 - 344

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Harris, William G. "Letter # 145, dated 23 January 1845 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 223

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Kelly, Dawson. "Waterloo Letters #145 and 146, dated 26 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 339 - 342

Notes: was an assistant quartermaster general at Waterloo, but assumed command of the regiment by the end of the day.

Lloyd, John Y. "Letter # 146, dated 6 February 1845" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 224

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion and was severely wounded at Quatre Bras.

Lowe, William L. "Letter to His Brother, dated 27 March 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 119 - 120

Notes: was an ensign in the 2nd Battalion and was killed at Waterloo.

Morris, Thomas. The Napoleonic Wars: Thomas Morris. Selby, John (ed.).Hamden: Archon Books; 1968. 151 pages.

Notes: Served 1813 - 1817; North German Campaign and Waterloo.

75th Foot

Kenward, William. A Military Life: the Life of William Kenward 1767-1828. Guy Mather (ed.). Eastbourne: Whale-back Press, 2005.

Notes: saw action in the Third Anglo-Mysore War and later transferred to the 76th Foot, with whom he saw action at Corunna and Walcheren.

76th Foot

Kenward, William. A Military Life: the Life of William Kenward 1767-1828. Guy Mather (ed.). Eastbourne: Whale-back Press, 2005.

Notes: Was originally in the 75th Foot and saw action in the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Transferred to the 76th Foot, with whom he saw action at Corunna and Walcheren.

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

77th Foot

Anonymous. "The Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 236 - 256

C.J.T.S. "Recollections of the Storming of Cuidad Rodrigo -- On a Comparison with Recent Accounts" Eyewitness Accounts of the Storming of Ciudad Rodrigo. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Military Monographs 28; 2004. Pages10 - 20.

Note: This is the same account as the one above.

Keep, William T. In the Service of the King: The Letters of William Thornton Keep at Home, Walcheren, and in the Peninsula, 1808-1814. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1997. 214 pages.

Notes:  Served at Walcheren with the 77th Regiment; joined the 28th Regiment in 1811; posted to the Peninsula in 1813.  

78th Foot

Anderson, Joseph. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran.Uckfield: Naval and Military Press, 2010. 315 pages.

Notes: was an ensign in the 78th Foot and at Maida (1806), Egypt (1807); lieutenant in the 24th Regiment and at Talavera, Busacao, and Fuentes d'Onoro; captain in the York Chasseurs in 1813.

79th Foot

Cocks, Edward Charles. Intelligence Officer in the Peninsula: Letters & Diaries of Major the Hon. Edward Charles Cocks 1786 - 1812. Page, Julia (ed.). New York: Hippocrene Books; 1986. 255 pages.

Notes: 1808 - 1812; served also with 16th Light Dragoons and as an intelligence officer for Wellington's headquarters.

Cruikshank, A. "Waterloo Letter # 157, dated September 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 360 - 362

Notes: was a prvate in Captain William Marshall's Light Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Dewar, William. "Letter to His Brother dated 5 August 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 191 - 194

Notes: was a colour sergeant in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Eadie, Robert. On Campaign with the 79th Cameron Highlanders: Through Portugal and Spain. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; no date. 47 pages.

Notes: Eadie was an enlisted soldier, served in the Peninsula from 1809 - 1813, when he was invalided out of the service. Interesting description of Busaco and the Chelsea Hospital.

Douglas, Neil. "Letter # 180, dated 22 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 271 - 272

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and commander of the battalion at Quatre Bras, where was severely wounded; was not at Waterloo.

Eadie, Robert. Recollections of Robert Eadie Private of His Majesty's 79th Regiment of Infantry: Giving a Concise Account of His Campaigns in Ireland, denmark, Walcheren & the Peninsula. London: Maggs Brothers, 1987. 149 pages.

Forbes, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter # 156, dated 3 May 1837" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 357 - 360

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain William Bruce's 1st Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Leslie, Kewan I. "Waterloo Letter # 155" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 355 - 356

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Malcolm Fraser's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Vallence, Dixon. At Waterloo with the Cameron Highlanders. Darlington, Napoleonic Archive; n.d. 44 pages.

Notes: Vallence was in Captain James Campbell's 6th Company 1st Battalion and was severely wounded at Waterloo. Superb descriptions on what it was like to be a private at Quatre Bras and Waterloo; includes memorable sketches of camplife (especially using a French cuiraiss as a frying pan after Quatre Bras), to stand under intense artillery fire, and to be in the front rank (kneeling) of a square being charged by cavalry.

81st Infantry

Anonymous. Letters from Flushing: Containing an Account of the Expedition to Walcheren, Beveland, and the Mouth of the Scheldt, Under the Command of the Earl of Chatham. Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, n.d. 287 pages

Notes: First published in 1809. This edition has no date, but most likely after 2001.

82nd Infantry

Wood, George. The Subaltern Officer: a Narrative Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1986. 263 pages. ISBN: 0-946879-14-1

Notes: In the Peninsula from 1808 - 1814; did not take part in Coruna Campaign. In the 2nd Battalion of Detachments.

84th Foot

Grabutt, John. The Walcheren Diary of Lieutenant John Garbutt, 84th Regiment of Foot, 1809. Gareth Glover (ed.) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2015. 28 pages. ISBN: 978-1-907417-59-1

Notes: was in the 2nd Battalion. Diary covers 29 July - 2 September 1809. Author died from Walcheren Fever the following April. Book has a list of the signal flags used to communicate between the navy and army during the landing of the troops.

85th Foot

Bourne, George. My Military Career by Lt. George Bourne 85th Foot 1804-18.  Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2005. 90 pages.

Notes: was in North Lincoln Militia and 7th Garrison Regiment; transferred to 85th Regiment in 1807; was part of Walcheren Expedition; stayed behind as a recruiting officer when the regiment went to the Peninsula in 1811.

Gleig, George R. The Subaltern: A Chronicle of the Peninsular War. London: Leo Cooper; Circa 1970. 388 pages.

Notes: 1813 – 1814

Gleig, George R. A Subaltern in America: Comprising the Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Baltimore, Washington, etc.  during the Late War. Philidelphia: E. A. Carey and A. Hart; 1833. 266 Pages.

Gore, Charles. "Letter # 172, dated 23 September 1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 264 - 266

Notes: was a captain and aide-de-camp to General James Kempt, commander of the 8th Brigade 5th Division at Waterloo.

McIntosh, Aeneas. "Letter to Major General Peacocke, Commandant of Lisbon, dated 28 October 1811" in The Texas Papers: a Collection of Peninsular War Letters, Written by Various Senior British & Portuguese Officers held at the Woodson Research Centre, Rice University, Texas. edited by Gareth Glover. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. Page 45

Notes: Lieutenant Colonel McIntosh was accused of forcing a sentinel to access a place to sleep. This letter is explanation of the events.

87th Foot

Knox, Wright. At Barrosa with the 87th: the Diary of Lieutenant Wright Knox. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive: n.d. 52 pages.

Notes: Wright was seriously wounded at Talavera and served at Cadiz from 1810 - 1812. Also at Barrosa and siege of Tarifa. Was in Skerritt's Brigade in 1812. Fought at Vittoria and the Pyrenees.

Rait, Robert S. The life and campaigns of Hugh, first Viscount Gough, Field-Marshal. Westminister: A. Constable, 1903. 2 vols.

Shipp, John. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, Late a Lieut: In His Majesty's 87th Regiment. Forgotten Books, 2012. 406 pages.

Notes: enlisted as a boy in 1797 in the 22nd Foot; was sergeant in Grenadier Company in India by 1804; commissioned for bravery in the 65th Foot in 1805; transferred to 76th Foot in 1805; returned to England in 1808 and sold his commissioned; enlisted in 24th Light Dragoons and was regimental sergeant major by 1812; was commissioned in 87th Foot in 1815.

88th Foot

Anonymous. "Events Subsequent to the Battle and Advance from Salamanca" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 349 - 389

Anonymous. "The Storming of Badajoz" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 292 - 303. Possibly Lieutenant Parr Kingsmill.

Dansey, George H. Letters from an Officer in the 'Devils Own', the Peninsular letters of Captain George Henry Dansey. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2006. 30 pages.

            Notes: 1804 – 1814; the Peninsula.

Grattan, William. Adventures with the Connaught Rangers: 1809 - 1814 London: Greenhill (Napoleonic Library); 1989. 362 pages.

91st Foot

Bald, John. "Letter to His Mother dated 26 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 231 - 233

Notes: was a private in Captain William Stewart's Number 1 Company.

Blair, Thomas H. "Waterloo Letters # 121 and 122, dated 1 May and 29 November 1835' in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 278 - 280

Notes: was a major in the 91st Foot and brigade major of the 3rd Brigade 2nd Division at Waterloo.

92nd Highlanders

Gordon, Thomas. “Ensign John Bramwell, 93nd Regiment”. Stuart Jeffray (ed.) The Waterloo Journal. Spring 2017. Pages 15 - 19

Notes: Letter is from Lieutenant Thomas Gordon to Ensign Bramwell's father about the ensign's wound at Quatre Bras, where he lost his leg.

Hope, James. The Iberian and Waterloo Campaigns: The Letters of Lt James Hope 1811- 1815. Heathfield: Naval and Military Press; 2000. 362 pages.

Notes: Peninsula November 1811 - 1814; was in Captain Ronald McDonald's Company at Quatre Bras; wounded at Waterloo; in France until late 1815.  Is listed as Letters from Portugal, etc., during the Campaigns of 1811-14 by a British Officer in Oman.

Hope, James. "Letter # 186, 187, 188, 189, and 190" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 281 - 290

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Ronald MacDonald's Company at Waterloo.

Nicol, Daniel. "Daniel Nicol's with the First Battalion of Detachments" in With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors). Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. PB. Pages 14-34

Nicol, Daniel. With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors). Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. PB.

Nicol, Daniel. "With Abercrombie and Moore in Egypt. From the Unpublished Diary of Sergeant Daniel Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 7-68.

Nicol, Daniel . "A British Prisoner in France, His Sufferings and his Adventures. From the Diary of Sergeant Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 203-244.

Notes: Captured at Talavera, not released until 1814.

Nicol, Daniel. "The Gordon Highlanders in Spain, a Forgotten Page in their History; from the Unpublished Diary of Sergeant Nicol" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 86-111.

Notes: Covered his time with the 1st Battalion of Detachments in 1809.

Robertson, Duncan. "How the British Stormed Aray del Molinos" in Spanish Adventures. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors).Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. Pages 31-34.

Robertson, Duncan. "Sgt. Robertson's Memoirs of the Corunna Campaign" in Spanish Adventures. Gibbs, Peter and David Watkins (Editors).Bridgnorth: First Empire; 1995. Pages 3-12.

Robertson, Duncan. "Corunna — The Story of a Terrible Retreat From the Forgotten Journal of Sergeant D. Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 69-85.

Robertson, Duncan. "How the British Stormed Aray del Molinos. From the Journal of Sergeant D. Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 115-119.

Robertson, Duncan. "What the Gordons did at Waterloo. From the Journal of Sergeant Robertson" in With Napoleon at Waterloo and Other Unpublished Documents of the Waterloo and Peninsular Campaigns. Mac Kenzie and Mac Bride (ed.). London: Francis Griffiths, 1911. Pages 150-166.

Ross, James K. "Letter # 184 and 185, dated 25 November 1834 and 10 March 1837" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 276 - 281

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Archibald Ferrier's Company at Waterloo, where was wounded.

Winchester, Robert. "Waterloo Letters # 168 and 169, dated 24 November 1834 and 2 march 1837 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 382 - 389

Notes: was a lieutenant and commanded a company at Waterloo.

93rd Regiment

Ewart, James. James Ewart's Journal. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1970. 137 pages.

Notes: Author was Lt James Stewart 1791-1823; commissioned in 18th Foot 1808, transfers to 93rd in 1810. Served at Cape 1811-14, then America then three years in Ireland (journal ends on his arrival in Ireland). Went on half pay 1818 died 1823

94th Regiment

Anonymous. "The Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Volume I; Pages 225 - 236.

Donaldson, Joseph. Recollections of the Eventful Life of a Soldier Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2000. 499 pages. ISBN: 1-86277-085-6

Notes: Enlisted in 1809 and served in the Peninsula from 1809-1814. was a sergeant by the time he left the army.

96th Foot

Le Couteur, John. Merry Hearts Make Light Days: the War of 1812 Journal of Lieutenant John Le Couteur, 104th Foot. Donald E. Graves (ed.) Ottawa: Carleton University Press; 1994. 320 pages. 

Notes: In 1811 was in 96th Regiment, which was garrisoned on Jersey Island.

104th Foot

Le Couteur, John. Merry Hearts Make Light Days: the War of 1812 Journal of Lieutenant John Le Couteur, 104th Foot. Donald E. Graves (ed.) Ottawa: Carleton University Press; 1994. 320 pages. 

Notes: joined the 104th Regiment in 1811.

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