Research Subjects: Eyewitness Accounts

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: Military Wives and Families

By Robert Burnham with assistance of Eamonn O'Keeffe

Bathurst, Henry. "Letters to His Father and Mother dated 19 and 23 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VII: British Sources. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2019. Pages 265 - 267

Notes: was Lord Apsley and brother of Ensign Seymour Bathurst of the 1st Foot Guards.

de Lancey, Magdalene. "Lady De Lancey's Narrative" in David Miller's Lady De Lancey at Waterloo: a Story of Duty and Devotion. Chalford: Spellmount, 2008. Pages 105 - 129

Notes: ccovers 8 June - 4 July 1815 and primarily about the woundeing and death of her husband, Lieutenant Colonel William de Lancey, the Deputy Quartermaster General of the British Army in Belgium.

Exley, Catherine. Catherine Exley’s Diary: the Life and Times of an Army Wife in the Peninsular War. Rebecca Probert (ed.) Kenilworth: Brandram, 2014.

Notes: Catherine accompanied her husband Joshua Exeley, a corporal in the 2nd Battalion /34th Foot , throughout the Peninsular War.

Extracts from the Journal of a Subaltern's Wife written in Canada during the years 1812, 1813, and 1814, ed. Don Graves

Notes: From the Dunlop Papers in Manuscript Group 24 of Library and Archives, Canada in Ottawa. The anonymous author was likely married to a 104th officer, possibly Lieutenant Alexander Campbell.

Lennox, Charles. "Letter to Earl Bathurst dated 18 June 1815" Lennox, Georgia. "Three Letters to Lady Georgina Bathurst dated 16 June, 17 June, and 3 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VII: British Sources. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2019. Page 264

Notes: was the 4th Duke of Richmond.

Lennox, Georgia. "Three Letters to Lady Georgina Bathurst dated 16 June, 17 June, and 3 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VII: British Sources. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2019. Pages 261 - 263

Lennox, Sarah. "Four Letters to Lady Georgina Bathurst dated 19 June, 22 June, 27 June, and 3 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VII: British Sources. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2019. Pages 267 - 270

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2017; last updated December 2020.

 

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