Journal of the Waterloo Campaign Kept Throughout the Campaign of 1815

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Da Capo Press, 1995 - History - 398 pages
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Journal of the Waterloo Campaign remains one of the most famous personal accounts of the climactic three days which ended the military career and empire of Napoleon Bonaparte. Captain Cavalié Mercer (1783–1868), was a skilled writer who recorded the day's events each evening. As a result, readers can experience through Mercer's keen eye the turbulence and graphic immediacy of the entire campaign: the news of Napoleon's return from Elba; the landing of Wellington's forces in Belgium; the lulls and hard marching; the battle at Quatre Bras (where Mercer fired a few rounds at Napoleon himself); Wellington's retreat; the ferocious fighting at Waterloo; and Mercer's own bold contribution to the larger Allied victory.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
Preparations for DepartureReports of FugitivesEmbarkation
8
CHAPTER III
18
CHAPTER IV
26
CHAPTER V
43
FAQS
55
Occupations at StrytemOur FareThe Country round Stry
76
CHAPTER VIII
90
CHAPTER XIV
185
Preparing to MoveThe Field by MorningThe Wounded
201
Passage of the ArmyThe Road blocked upPreparing
202
Passage of the SonutteIndifference of the NativesOur Quar
219
CHAPTER XVII
234
On the MarchThe SeineBeauty of the CountryPassage
252
Our Major DomoInspection of TroopsProspect of Change
276
CHAPTER XX
291

CHAPTER IX
107
CHAPTER X
117
CHAPTER XII
139
CHAPTER XXI
313
CHAPTER XXII
328
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Captain Cavalié Mercer (1783?1868), was commander of G Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery in Wellington's army.

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