Research Subjects: Eyewitness Accounts

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: Military Wives

By Robert Burnham with assistance of Eamonn O'Keeffe

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.


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


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