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THE

ALSO OF

LIGNY, AND QUARTRE BRAS,

CONTAINING THE SERIES OF

Accounts Published by Authority,

BRITISH AND FOREIGN,

WITH

CIRCUMSTANTIAL DETAILS,
RELATIVE TO THE BATTLES,

FROM A VARIETY OF
ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC SOURCES, WITH CONNECTED

OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE DOCUMENTS,

FORMING AN HISTORICAL RECORD BY THOSE WHO HAD THE HONOUR AND

GLORY TO SHARE IN THE OPERATIONS

OF THE

Campaign of the Netherlands,

1815.

TO WHICH IS ADDED THE NAMES ALPHABETICALLY REGISTERED

AND BY REGIMENTS, OF THE OFFICERS EMPLOYED,
AND OF THE KILLED AND WOUNDED, FROM 15th to 26th JUNE, 1815,

AND THE TOTAL STRENGTH AND LOSS OF EACH REGIMENT,
ILLUSTRATED BY AN EXTENDED VIEW OF THE FIELD OF BATTLE, AND PLANS OF
THE POSITIONS AT WATERLOO, LIGNY, AND QUATRE BRAS, AT DIFFERENT

PERIODS OF THE ACTION, WITH A
GENERAL PLAN OF THE CAMPAIGN.

BY A NEAR OBSERVER,

VOL. I.

TENTH EDITION, ENLARGED AND CORRECTED.

LONDON:

PRINTED OR JOHN BOOTH, DUKE STREET, PORTLAND PLACE;
'T. EGERTON, MILITARY LIBRARY, WHITEHALL.

AND J. FAIRBAIRN, EDINBURGH.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

251

TO

The most high, mighty, and most noble Prince Arthur, Duke, Marquis, and Earl of Wellington. Marquis of Douro. Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington, and Baron Douro of Wellesley. One of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. Field Marshal of His Majesty's Forces. Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards Blue. Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath. Prince of Waterloo in the Netherlands. Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo, and a Grandee of Spain of the First Class. Duke of Vittoria. Marquis of Torres Vedras, and Count of Vimiera in Portugal. Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of the Golden Fleece. of the Spanish Military Order of St. Fernando. Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of the Holy Ghost in France. Knight Grand Cross of the Imperial Military Order of Maria Theresa. Knight Grand Cross of the Imperial Military Order of St. George of Russia. Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Black Eagle of Prussia. Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Portuguese Military Order of the Tower and Sword. Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Military Order of the Sword of Sweden. Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Elephant of Denmark, of William of the Low Countries : of the Annunciade of Sardinia : Of Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria. Of the Crown of Rue, the Family Order of the King of Saxony. The Order of Fidelity of the First Class of the Grand Duke of Baden, and of several others. And Commander of the Forces of his Britannic Majesty in France, and of the Army of his Majesty the King of the Low Countries, &c.

“ Whoever gave more honourable prize
“ To the sweet muse, than did the martial crew;
“ That their brave deeds she might immortalize
“ In her shrill tromp, and sound their praises due?
“ Who then ought more to favour her, than yon,
“ Most Noble Lord, the honour of this age,
And precedent of all that arms ensue?
« Whose warlike prowess and manly courage,
“ Tempered with reason and advisement sage,
“ Hath filled sad Belgic with victorious spoil;
“ In France and India left a famous gage,
" And lately shook the Lusitanian soil,”

a noble peer,

“ Great England's glory, and the world's wide wonder,
“ Whose dreadful name late thro'all Spain did thunder,
“ And Hercules' two pillars standing near,
“ Did make to quake and fear:
“ Fair branch of honour, flower of chivalry!
“ That fillest England with thy triumph's fame,
“ Joy have thou of thy noble victory,
“ And endless happiness of thy own name
“ That promiseth the same;
“ That through thy prowess and victorious arms

Thy country may be freed from foreign harms,
" And Britain's great and glorions name may ring
“ Through all the world, fill'd with thy wide alarms
" Which some brave Muse may sing
“ To ages following."

EDMUND SPENSER, Author of the Fuirie Queen.

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