1789 - 1815


Adventures of a Soldier

Edward Costello, 1852

A primary account of the Peninsular War by an NCO of the Rifles.


Campaigns of the British Army at Washington & New Orleans

George Robert Gleig, 1827

A primary account of the titular expeditions during the War of 1812, written by a British officer.


A Narrative of the Battles of Quatre Bras & Waterloo

Matthew Clay, 1853

A primary account of the Waterloo Campaign by a private soldier of the 3rd Foot Guards. 


The Manual and Platoon Exercises, 1807

The drill, training, and parade standards of British infantry during the latter years of the Napoleonic Wars.