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Detailed account of service in the artillery, considered by some to be the best narrative of the Waterloo campaign by a participant (commanding 9th Brigade RA)
The author of this book was commander of ĎG' Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, in Wellington's army, who jotted down notes on the events of the day each evening. It is an account of what he saw and felt from leaving Colchester for Belgium on 8 April 1815 to his final return to England at the end of January 1816. It is a remarkable and compelling account, especially of the three days which ended the career of Napoleon. Mercer's troop was at Quatre Bras, where he got off a few rounds at Napoleon himself, and at Waterloo. There are graphic descriptions of the battles and of his tour over the battlefield the day after, with its appalling scenes of carnage and the sight of the locals looting the dead, and the not-quite dead. It is an outstanding example of the literature of the Napoleonic wars, and it has a rarity as the memoir of an artillery officer, and a troop commander at that.

Product Code: 6826
Author: by General Cavalie Mercer
Format: 2003 N & M Press reprint (original pub 1870). in two vols. xx i+ 369pp & vi i+ 347pp sb Published Price £22
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