A unit history of a Royal Artillery Battery formed in the 1790s down to its service at the Siege of Sebastopol during the Crimean War. The author begins his particular history with a useful general survey of the development of artillery from its invention around 1320 until the French revolutionary wars. ‘C’ Troop ( later ‘C Battery) accompanied Sir John Moore to Spain in 1808 and took part in the retreat to and battle of Corunna. Returning to Spain, the unit was present at the battles of Albuera and Fuentes d’Onoro and was present in the final action of the war, the battle of Toulouse. As ‘C’ battery, the unit was sent to the Crimea, taking part in the battles of the Alma, Balaclava, and Inkerman. After participating in the lengthy Siege of Sebastopol the unit saw service in India. Accompanied by several appendices giving battery muster rolls, lists of officers etc.
Col. F. A. Whinyates
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2004 N & M Press reprint (original 1884). SB.vi+308 pp +maps.
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