Research Subjects: Eyewitness Accounts

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: the 95th Rifles

By Robert Burnham

 

Aldridge, William. "Waterloo Letter # 128, dated December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 301 - 303

Notes: was a corporal in Captain George Miller's Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Anonymous. "Waterloo Account' in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 197 - 201

Notes: was in 1st Battalion.

Barnard, Andrew F. "Waterloo Letter # 158, dated 20 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 362 - 364

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel an commanded the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Barnard, Andrew F. "Letter to Major Alexander Cameron of the 95th Rifles dated 23 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 194 - 195

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel an commanded the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded. Letter talks about soldiers from the battalion going to the rear at Waterloo.

Budgen, John R. "Waterloo Letter # 127, dated 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 299 - 301

Notes: was a 1st lieutenant; Siborne gives his name as T.R. Budgen; was in Captain Joseph Logan's Company, 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Chapman, William. Patton, Thomas. "Letters to His Mother, dated 27 May and 4 July 1815 " in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 179 - 181.

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

Costello, Edward. The Peninsular and Waterloo Campaigns. Hamden: Archon Books; 1968. 194 pages.

Notes: Was in 1st Battalion; 1809 - 1815; was in Captain Jonathan Leach's Company 1st Battalion and was wounded at Quatre Bras; missed Waterloo.

Eeles, William. "Waterloo Letter # 129, dated 22 December 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 303 - 307

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company of the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Eyre, Richard C. "Letter to His Mother, dated 28 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 114 - 118

Notes: was a 2nd lieutenant in Captain Francis Le Blanc's Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo..

Fernyhough, Thomas. Military Memoirs of Four Brothers. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 2002. 294 pages.

Notes: After serving as Royal Marine Officer, Robert transferred to 3rd Battalion 95th Rifles 1811; Badajoz, Salamanca, and was captured by the French for a short period. Sickness prevented him from seeing much action after that.

Gairdner, James P. "Letter # 181, dated 14 May1842" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill, 2004. Pages 272 - 273

Notes: was a 1st lieutenant in Captain Jonathan Leach's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo; letter was written by J. Slater.

Gairdner, James P. The American Sharpe: the Adventures of an American Officer of the 95th Rifles in the Peninsula & Waterloo Campaigns. Gareth Glover (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2017.

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Jonathan Leach's Company 1st Battalion in the Peninsular (1812 - 1814) and in the Waterloo Campaign. Wounded at Quatre Bras, so missed Waterloo. Much detail on the Army of Occupation of France.

Gairdner, James P. "Waterloo Diary" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 195 - 197

Notes: was a 1st lieutenant and wounded in the foot at Quatre Bras.

Green, William. Where Duty Calls Me: The Experiences of William Green of Lutterworth in the Napoleonic Wars.  John and Dorothea Teague  (ed.). West Wickham: Synjon Books; 1975. 72 pages.

Notes: Joined 95th 1805; Germany, 1805; Copenhagen, 1807; Corunna; 1st Battalion in Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; wounded at  Badajoz and invalided home. Was company bugler.

Harris, John. The Recollection of Rifleman Harris Hibbert, Christopher (ed.). London: Leo Cooper; 1970. 140 pages. ISBN: 0-85052-005-3

Notes: 1806 - 1809. Enlisted Soldier; was in the 2nd Battalion; was at Copenhagen, Corunna, and Walcheren.

Hope, John Charles. "Letter # 129, dated 1 February 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill, 2004. Pages 196

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, but attached to the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Kincaid, John. Adventures in the Rifle Brigade and Random Shots from a Rifleman. Glasgow: Richard Drew Publishing; 1981. 320 pages.

Notes: Is abridged. In 1st Battalion; Walcheren; Peninsula 1810 - 1814; was 1st Battalion's adjutant at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

Kincaid, John. Adventures in the Rifle Brigade in the Peninsula, France, and the Netherlands from 1809-1815. Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1998. 352 pages.

Notes: In 1st Battalion; Walcheren; Peninsula 1810 - 1814; was 1st Battalion's adjutant at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

Kincaid, John. "Waterloo Letter # 161, dated 2 May 1839" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 367 - 369

Notes: was a 1st lieutenant and the adjutant of the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Knight, Thomas. "The Reminiscences of Thomas Knight of the 95th (Rifles)" in Men of the Rifles. Leonaur, 2008. Pages 19 - 110

Notes: was a 16 year old enlistee in 1813; in the 3rd Battalion; Holland in 1814; in Captain James Fullerton's Company at Waterloo; only pages 19 - 40 deal with the Napoleonic Wars, rest deals with his time in Portugal in the 1830s.

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 1st Battalion 95th Rifles; served at Copenhagen, Peninsula 1808 - 1814; commanded a company in 1st Battalion at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

Leach, Jonathan. Rambles along the Styx.  Being “Colloquies between old soldiers who are supposed to have met in the Stygian Shades.”. London; 1847. 142 pages.

Leach, Jonathan. "Waterloo Letters # 159 and 160" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 364 - 367

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 1st Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded; Letter # 160 is dated 22 November 1840.

Lewis, John. "Letter to His Family dated 8 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 158 - 161.

Notes: was a private in Captain John Lewis's Company of the 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles.

Logan, Joseph. "Letter to William Sylvester, dated 10 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 157 - 158.

Notes: was a captain in the 2nd Battalion; was the senior surviving officer after the battle.

Miller, George. "Letter # 128, dated 2 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 193 - 195

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

Norcott, Amos G. "Letter # 124, dated 20 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 190 - 191

Notes: was a major and commanded the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo, where he was wounded.

Pakenham Letters 1800 to 1815. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2009. 261 pages.

Notes: Was in the 95th Rifles f rom August 1805 - August 1810. Many letters from Hercules Robert Pakenham who was a Deputy Assistant Adjutant General in the Peninsula from October 1809 - January 1810; Assistant Adjutant General of the 3rd Division from April 1810 - June 1812. First letter is dated November 1809 and last is 3 April 1812; he was severely wounded at Badajoz.

Simmons, George. A British Rifleman: Journals and Correspondence during the Peninsular War and the Campaign of Wellington. London: Greenhill, 1986. 416 pages.

Notes: 1810 - 1815; served in Captain Charles Beckwith's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo.

Simmons, George. "Waterloo Journal" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 201 - 223

Notes: was a 1st lieutenant in Captain Charles Beckwith's Company 1st Battalion at Waterloo; more detailed than in the above book.

Smith, Harry. The Autobiography of Sir Harry Smith: 1787 - 1819. London: Constable, 1999. 333 pages.

Notes: 1st Battalion; Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Coruna, Peninsula 1809 - 1814; Washington, New Orleans; Brigade Major for General Lambert's brigade at Waterloo.

Smith, Thomas. "Letter # 130, dated 4 September 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill, 2004. Pages 196 - 197

Notes: was a 1st lieutenant and adjutant of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo; was the brother of Harry Smith.

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 in 3rd Battalion from 1810 to the end of war.

Walton, George. George Walton 1796 – 1874: the Journal & Diary of a Rifleman of the 95th Who Fought at Waterloo. Peter Coleman (ed.) .Studley: Brewin Books, 2016.

Notes: Was in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 Campaign in Holland and the Waterloo Campaign,

Wilkins, George. "Letters # 125, 126, and 127 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill, 2004. Pages 191 - 193

Notes: was a major in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo; assumed command of the battalion after Major Norcott was severely wounded; he was also wounded.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2013; last updated February 2017

 

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