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Killed and TVounded at Waterloo. 6th drag. lieut. col. Mucer (col.) stly. maj. col.) lieut. hon. R. Clements (capt.) and F, S. Miller (lieut..col.) capts. W.F. Brown, ens. R. Bruce, sev. capt. G. Fead (lieut-col.) hon, S. Douglas, lieut. A. Hassard, sev. licut. C. P. Ellis (capt.) ens. R. Baty, stly.
7th hussars, capia. T. W. Robins, w. Ver Coldstream guards, 2d bat. cape D. K. nor, P. A. Heyliger, lieuts. R. Douglas, E. Kinnon (lieut-col.) and ens. J. Montague, Peters, R. Beattie, sev.
stly, capt. H. Wyndham (licut..col.) lieuts. soch hussars, lieut..col. G. Quentin (col.) E. Sumner (cape.) hon. R. Moore (tapt.) capts. J. Gurwood, C. Wood, lieuts. R. Ar- ensigns H. F. Griffiths and H. Vane, sev. nold, A. Bacon, sev. capt. J. Grey, stly. 3d guards, 2d bat. capt. C. Dashwood (licut.
11th light dragoons, caps. J. A. Schreiber, col.) lieuts. G. Eselyn (capt.) H. Mostga lieut. R. R. Coles, stly. licuts. F. Wood, R, merie, ensigns C. Lake, D. Baird, C. Simpsoa Milligan, sev.
(since dead), sev. capts. E. Bowater (lieut.. 12th light drag. lieut. col. F. C. Ponsonby col.) E. West (lieut..col.) and lieul. R. Bo (col.) capt. E. Sandys, sev. lieut, W. H. Hesketh, stly. Dowbeggen, stly.
1st foot, sd bat. maj. C. Campbell (lieut.. 13tb light drag. lieut. col. S. Boyce, capts. col.) capts. R. M‘Donald and H. Massey J. Doherty, G. Doherty, C. Bowers, lieuts. (majors), licuts. A. Morrison, G. Lane, J. F. Ý. H. Irwin, J. Mill, G. H. Pack, sltly. Miller, W. Dubbs, ens. L. M. Cooper, sev. licuts. J. Gale (since dead), J. Pymm (since capt. R. Arguimban (maj.) lieuts. R. H. Scott dead), ser.
and J. L. Black, ensigns T. Stevens and J. 15th hussars, lieat. col. L. Dalrymple (leg. M*Kay, quarto-mast. T. Grifficbs, stly. amputated), capts. J. Thackwell (arm ampu. 4th foot, 1st bat capts. G. D. Wilson and tated), J. K. Whiteford, lieuts. W. Byam, J. C. Edgill, lieut. R. Gerard, ens. W.M. H. Buckley (since dead), sev. lients. E. Byam, Matthews, otly, lieuts. J. Brown, G. Smith, G. A. Dawkins, stly,
H. Boyd, W. Squires, and adj. W. M. Rich16th light drag. lieut.-col. J. Hay, lieut. ardson, sev. N.D. Crichton, set, capt. R. Weyland, lieut. 14th foot, 3d bat. ens. A. Cooper, kly W. Osten, stly.
23d foot, 1st bat. lieut.-col. sir H.W. Ellis, 18ch hussars, lieut. C. Hessc, adj. H. k. c. b. (col. since dead), maj. J. H. E. Hii Duperiere, sev.
(lieut.-col.) lieut. W. A. Griffiths, stv. apt. 23d light drag: maj: J. M. Cutcliffe, capt. H. Johnson, lieuts. J. Ciyde and R. D. Sid. T. Gerrard (maj.) lieut. T. B. Wall, sev. ley, stly: capt. C. W. Dance, lieut. B. Disney, stly. 27 th foot, 1st bat. capt. J. Hare (maj) and
1st light drag. k. g. l. licut..col. . Bulow, ens. J. Ditmas, stly. capc.). Tucker, lieuts capt. B. Bothmer, lieut. O. Hammerstein, G. M. M‘Donald, w. Henderson, R. Hand cornets S. Ile Vanne and Tritton, sev. maj. cock, W. Fortescue, T. Craddock, E. W. A. Reitzenstein, capts. Pr Sichart, G. HatDrew, C. Manley, J. Millar, eas. T. Smith, torf, lieuts. W. Mackenzie, H. Bosse, adj. and E. Handcock, sev. W. Tricke, stly.
28th foot, maj. R. Nixon (lieut.-col.) capts. 2d light drag. k.g. 1. licut.-cols. C. de Jon- R. Llewellyn (maj.) T. English, W. F. Wil. quires and C. Maydell, stly. capt. T. Har- kinson, R. P. Gilbert, H. Hillyard, C. B. Car. ling, lieut. H. H. C. Rities, and cornet F. ruthers, J. T. Clarke, G. Ingram (since dead), Loveby, sev.
ens. J. Mountsteven, sev. capts. R. Kelly, ). 1st hussars, k. g. l. lieut. G. Baring, stly. W. Shelton, J. Deares, adj. T. Bridgland, stig.
2d hussars, k. g. l. licut. col. L. Meyer, 30th foot, majors W. Bailey, C. A. Vige. lieuls. Hermun, True, and C. Ochlkers, cor. reux (lieuto-cols.) licuts. J. Rumby, J. Pratt, nets C. Dussel and Hous Hodenberg, all sev, W.O. Warren, sev. capt. A. Gore, lieuts. capts. &. Goeben and W. Schuchen, cornet R. C. Elliot, R. Hughes, T. Moneypenny, F. Floyer, all stly.
R. Daniel, T. Roe (20), adj. M. Andrews, Roval artil. British, maj. W. Lloyde, capts. stly. C. Napier, J. Parker (maj.) leg amputated, 32d foot, cape H. Harrison, lieuts. T. Ho lients. W. L. Brereton, W. L. Robe (since gan, J. Jage, ensigns J. M*Conchy, J. Bistdead), M. Crumie (both legs amputated), H. whistle, W. Bennet, adj. D. Davies, sev. Foster, C. Spearman, F. Manners (since dead), lieuts. T. Rosslewin, J. Colthorst, stly. T. Harvey (right arm amputated), and W. 33d foot, capts. C. Knight, J. M. Harty, Poule, all sev. capis. R, Bull (maj.) E. C. adj. W. Thain, stly. lieuts. T. Reid, R. WestWhinyates, C. C. Dansey, R. Macdonald, W. more, S. Pagan, T. Haight, J. Cameron (since Webber, T. F. Strangeways, lieuls. W. Smith, dead), énsign:s W. Bain, - Drury, sev. D. Crawford, and J. Day, all stly.
40th foot, capts. C. Ellis, J. H. Barnet, Royal artil. k. g. l. capt. A. Sympher, stly. lieuts, R. Moore, J. Mill, J. Anthony, hon, capr. W. Braon, lieuts. L. Erytbropel and L. M. Browa, ensigns F. Ford, J. Clarke, sev. Heisse, sev.
lieuls. J. Campbell, J. Robb, stly. Royal engineers, lieut. J. W. Pringle, stly. 42d foot, capt. M. M'Pherson, lieuts. H.
Royal scafl, capt. T. Wright, stly. lieut. A. Fraser, J. Brander, Q. M. Donald M'IoO. D. Hall, sev.
tosh, sltly. licuts. j. Orr, G. G. Monro, sev. 1st guards, 2d hat. capts. R. H. Cooke 44ch foot, maj. G. O'Mealy (lieut-col.) (lieut..col.) and W. H. Milnes (lieuto-col. stly. lieut. J. Burke, adj. T. M'Cann, sev. since dead), lieuts. F. Lucirel (capt.) and S. 51st foot, capt. S. Beardesley, sev. licute 4;. Burgess (capi.) sev. ens. H. Lascelles, C. W. Tyndale, stly. stly.
92d foot, maj. C. Rowan (lieut.-col.) stly. hat sward:, 3d bat. capt. H. D'Oyley (lieut.. capts. C. Diggle, J. F. Love (maj.) fieuts. C,
Killed and Wounded at Waterloo.
665 Dawson, M. Andenon (left leg amputated), C. Campbell, T. Cotingham, adj. J. Win Staff, k. gi1. capt. C. D. Robers, brig.-maj. terbottom, sev.
General staff, lieut. E. Gerstlachen, 3d 69th foot, capt. L. Watson (maj.) ensigns hussars, k. g. I. dep.-asst.-adj-gen. wounded. H. Anderson, E. Hodder, sev.
2d life guards, lieut. S. Weymouth. 71st foot, 1st bat. lieut. col. T. Reynell Royal horse guards (blue), capt. J. Thoyts. (col.) capts. D. Campbell, C. Johnson (maj.) 1st dragoon guards, lieut. col. W. Fuller, lieuts. J. Barralier, C. Lewin, J. Roberts, J. (col.) severely wounded; capt. H. Grahamu; Coote, adj. W. Anderson, stly. maj. A. Jones lieut. F. Brooke, severely wounded; cornec (lieut.-col.) capts. W. A. Grant, J. Hender- hon. H. B. Bernard. son, lieuts. J. R. Elves (since dead), R. 1st dragoons, cornet R. Magniac. R. Lawe, sev.
6th dragoons, lieut. P. Ruffo. 73d foot, lieut. col. W. G. Harris (col.) 23d light dragoons, lieut. S. Coxon. maj. A. M'Lean, capts, H. Coane, W. Whar 2d light bat. k. g. l. capt. E. Holzermann, ton, J. Garland, lieuts. M'Connel, T. Rey. wounded. nolds, D. Brown (lett arm amputated), ensigns British and Hanoverians killed, toounded, W. MBean, G. Bridge, adj. P. Hay, sev.
and missing, in the Battles of the 16th, ens. C. Eastwood, stlyg 79th foot, capts. J. Campbell, N. Camp
17th, and 18th, of June. ball, J. Cameron (since dead), lieuts. J. Pow
Officers killed, 148 ; non-commissioned, ling, D. Cameron, E. Cameron, sev. lieuts. 144; rank and file, 2140.-Officers wounded, A. Cameron, C. M'Arthur, A. Forbes, ensigas 620; non-commissioned, 536; rank and file, J. Nash, A. S. Crauforde, stly.
8230.-Officers missing, 28; non-commis92d foot, capts. P. Wilkie, A. Ferrier, lieut. sioned, 74; rank and file, 1773.-Grand J. K. Ross, stiy. lieuts. R. Winchester, D. total, 13,833. M'Donald, J. Hope, sev,
General Return of Killed, Wounded, and 95th foot, 1st bat. lieut.-col, sir A. F. Ber.
Missing, of the Allied Army, under aard, k. c. b. (col.) stly. maj. A. Cameron
Field Marshal, his Grace the Duke (lieuto-col.) capts. E. Chawner, W. John
of Wellington, K.B. and G.C.B. in stone, 1st lieuts. J. Malloy, J. Gardiner, G. Simmons, J. Stillwell (since dead), 2d lieuts.
action with the Enemy, on the 16th, A. Stewart, J. Wright, J. Church, sev.
17th, and 18th of June. 95th foot, 2d bat. majors A. G. Norcott
JUNE 16. and G. Wilkins (licut-cols.) capts. G. Mil.
Non-com.| Rank and ler (maj.) J.M*Culloch. (left arm amputated),
Officers. File. lieuts. W. Humbly, E. Coxon, J. Ridgway,
K. w. M.K. W.M. K. W.M. J. Lynam, R. Eyre, J. Walsh, sev. lieuts. D. General Staff Cameron, R. Cochrane, J. Fry, V. Webb, stly: Royal Artil.
25 95th foot, 3d bat. maj. J. Ross (lieut. col.)
Ist Gds. 2d bat. 2 41 16 capt. J. Fullerton (maj.) 1st lieuts. J. T.
ist Gds. 3d bat. 1 6 219 18 226 Worsley, G. H. Shenley, sev. 1st light bat. k.g. 1. maj . H. Bussche (right R. Scots, 3d b. 612 3d Gds. 2d bat.
2/13 181671 árm amputated), capt. F. Gilsa, lieuts. C.
4 11 56 Heisse, K. Wolrabe, H. Leonhart, ensigns C. Behne, A. Heisse, sev. lieut. A. Koster, ens.
30th Ft. 2d b.
41 A. Gentzkow, stly.
31 7 1 3 215 641 8 zd light bat. k. 8. 1. licuts. F. Kessler, 0.33d Foot ....
3:5 Luidam, B. Reifkugel, G. D. Grame, ens.
2 141 140 2141 2 151
110 82 16 G.Franck, adj. D. Timmann, sev. licuts. G. 44th Ft. 2d b.
bgth Ft. 2d b.
14 4 6 Meyer, M. Jobin, T. Carrey, stly.
4 431 1st line bat. k. 8: 1. maj. W. Robertson,' 730
Ft. 2d bat.
|28|248 capts. Gerlach, Schlatter, lieuts. A. Mule 79th Ft. Ist b.
42! 2113 332131 ler, H. Wilding, ensign H. Lecken, adj. F. 920 Foot
95th Ft. ist b.
21 31 Schnath, sev. 2d line bat. k. g. l. capt. F. Purgold, lieut.
JUNE 17. C. Decken, sev.
General Staff 3d line bat, ki g. 1. maj. A. Boden, lieuts. Ist Life Gds.
87 F. Jansen, F. Leschen, sev. licuts. A. and E. R.H.Gd. (blue)
3 Kuckuck, stly.
Ist or R. Drag. 4th line bat. k. g. l. maj. G. Chuden (since 7th Hussars dead), lieut. W. L de la Farque, adj. A, Iith Lt. Drag. Hartwig, sev. capt. F. Heisse, lieuts. C. Both, 13th Lt. Drág A. Langworth, ens. A. Oppuon, stly. 18th Hussars.. 5th line bat. k. g.I. capt. F. Sander, lieuts. 230 Lt. Drag.
3 C. Berger, G. Klinsohr, sev.
2d or K.G.L... 8th line bat. k. g. 1. capt. C. Rougemont, gst Hus.K.G.L. ens. W. Mareau, adj. T. Brumaan, sev. lieut. 3och Ft. 2d bat. C. Sadler, stly.
330 Ft. 2d bat.
3 3d bat. roy. Scots, volun. R. Blacklin, stly. 6th Ft. 2d bat. 95cb fuot, Ist bat. volunteer C. Smith, stly. 731 Ft. 2d bat.
6 16 15
79 82 931 80
Killed and Wounded at Waterloo.
(Non-com. Rank and Non-com. Rank and
Ist Lt. b. KGL 419 116 36 76 13 General Staff (10401 2
20 ditto..... 31 9 1 6 8 2434 112 27 Ist Life Guards 41 4 2 3 113 36! 4 Ist Line b.KGLI 21 6 20 63 17 2d Life Guards I 2 5 314 35.94 2d ditto.....
4 117 75 6 R.H.Gd.(blue) 1 611 14 51 20 3d ditto.....
16 91 31 Ist Drag. Gds. 314 9 371 96 115 4th ditto
21.74 34 Ist or R. Drag: 14 9 6 6
9 sth ditto
35 41 74 2d or R.N.B.Dr 6 8
3! 4 21 41 342.76 15 6th Dragoons. I SI IL 510
167 103 27 7th Hussars 6
Killed. Wounded. joth Hussars. 21 6 201 39 26
Missing orth Lt. Drag. I 4 11 4 110 30 22 12th Lt. Drag. 2 3 64
391 57 13th Lt. Dray. 19 10 11 5918, ERRATA in the Supplement to the London 15th Hussars. | 2 3 2 3 119 451 5. Gazette, published on Monday, July 3, 1815: 6th Lt. Drag. 2.41
Omitted in the return of Officers killed, Capt. 18th Hussars..
91 12 62.17 Chambers, ist fuot guards, aide-de-camp to 23d Lt. Drag.
3 1923). 34 lieuto-gen. Sir Thomas Picton.-Omitted in ISL LED.K.G.L 311 37 127 92 10 the return of Officers wounded, Licuti-col zd ditto..ditto 21 4
Lord Fitzroy Somerset, military secretary to 13t Huss. ditto
5! the Duke of Wellington, severely, right arm 3d Huss. ditto 8
amputated. Royal Artillery 524 213 157 198 10
Return of Killed, IFounded, and Missing, Royal Engin R. Staff Corps
of the Allied Army, in the assault and Ist Ft. G. 2d b. 15 7
taking of Cambray, on the 24th of June. Ist ditto, 3d bu 3
Total- lieut. 7 rank and file, killed ; a 2d Coldstr G. 27
153229 4 lieuts. I ensign, I serjeant, 25 rank and file, 3d Ft. G. 2d b. | 31 9
wounded. ist Foot, 3d bat. 214
Names of the Officers killed and wounded. 4th Ft. 1st bat. ୨ 14th Ft. 3d bar.
23d foot, second lieut. William Leebody.
WOUNDED. 27th Ft. Ist bat. 213 710 1961350
14th foot, 3d bats ensign Arthur Ormes, 28th Foot 315
slightly 30th Ft. 2d bat. 612 3
42 145 14
gist foot, ist bat. lieut. Andrew Cathcart, 338 Foot....
severely;- lieut. James Black, slightly. 11 8
32 84 48 40th Ft. Ist bat. 210 516 25143 18 Return of the Killed, Wounded, and Mis
5 33 sing, of the Allied Army, in the assault 44th Ft. 2d bat.
4 54 and taking of Peronne, on the 26th of
June, 1815. 520 Ft. Ist bat. 1
8 76 166
Total- 1 rank and file, killed; i capt. ; 6gth Ft. 2d bat. 3/ 3
14.50 15 lieut. 1 serjeant, 9 rank and file, woundedi 730 Ft. 2d bat. 512
3113 44102 45 29ch Ft. Ist bal 217
Names of the Officers wounded. 13 13.93 Royal Engineers, cept. Alex. Thompson, 95th Ft. Ist bat. oui 47
slightly. 95th Ft. zd bar.
Royal Sappers and Miners, sub-lieutenant 95th Ft. 3d bat.
31 35 7 William Strutton, slightly.
The above is the loss of the British and IIanoverians, who formed abnue half the army under the Duke of Wellington; while the Prussian army, onderBlucher and Bulow, were nearly double the army under the Duke of Wellington making a total of 200,000 men before the baitle. The French army exceeded 100,000, nen; i. e. from 70 to 80,000 under Napoleoni, at Mont St. Jean, and 25,000 under Marshal Grooclay, at Wavres.'
The Prince of Moskwa on the Battle of Waterloo. 667 BATTLE OF WATERLOO. rard's division of a second corps, which was Letter from Marshal the Prince of Moskwa, warmly engaged with the Prussians. The to the Duke of Otranto.
mortification I received from this news was
terrible. Having now under my command [We copy this document from the public but three divisions instead of eight, on which
jourials as illustrative of the recent i had relied, I was obliged to allow vice events in Flanders and France, and of tory to escape from my hands; and, notwiththe want of concert and cordiality in the standing all my efforts, and in spite of the leaders of the late French government.]
bravery and devotedness of my troops, it was REPORTS of a most false and defamatory impossible to do more than to maintain mynature having for some days been publicly self in my position until the close of the day. circulated respecting my conduct in this short About nine o'clock the first corps was reand unfortunate campaign, I address myself turned to me by the emperor, to whom they to you as Fresident of the Provisional Governo had been of no service. Thus between as ment, in order to lay before you a faithful re. and 30,coo men had been for that time, as it Jacion of the circumstances which came under were, paralized, having been obliged during my observation.
the whole of the battle to march with their On the 11th of June I received an order arms on their shoulders, from the left to the from the minister at war to repair to the right, and from right to the left, without Imperial head-quarters. I had no command, firing a single musket. and possessed no information on the force Here I cannot help suspending these des and composition of the army. Neither the tails, to call your attention to the conseemperor nor the minister had previously said quences of this false movement, and in geneany thing to me which could give me the ral to the bad dispositions adopted that day. slightest idea that I was to be employed in By what fatality, for example, did the the campaign. I was consequently called up- emperor, instead of directing all his force on in a state quite unprepared, without against Lord Wellington, who would have horses, equipage, or money, and I was been taken unawares and unprepared, regard obliged to burrow in order to coable me to this attack as secondary? How could the reach my destination.
emperor, after the passage of the Sambre, I arrived on the 12th at Laon, on the 13th conceive it to be possible to fight two battles at Avesnes, and on the 14th at Beaumont, in one day? This was, however, what took in which last place I purchased from the place against forces double of ours, and which Duke of Treviso two horses, with which I the officers who saw it can still with diffin proceeded to Charleroi, accompanied by my culty comprehend. Had he, instead of dofirst aide-de-camp, the only officer I had with ing this, left a corps of observation to hold
I arrived at the moment when the the Prussians in check, and marched with enemy, having been attacked hy our light his largest masses to support me, the English troops, were talling back upon Fleurus and army would undoubtedly have been destroyGossellies:
ed between Quatre Bras and Genappe, and The emperor immediately ordered me to that position which separated the two allied put myself at the head of the 1st and 2d armies once in our power, would have afa corps of infantry, commanded by Lieut.-gens. forded the emperor an opportunity of outEr'un and Reille, Lieuto-gen. Pire's division Aanking the right of the Prussians, and of liglic cavalry of the giard, under the or- Crushing chem in their turn. The generat ders of Lieut.-fen. Lefebvre Desnouettes, opinion in France, and particularly in the and Colbert, and of two divisions of the army, was, that the emperor would in the Count de Valmy's cavalry, forming alto:ether first place turn his attention solely to deeight divisions of infanery and four divisions Struction of the English army, and for that of cavalry. With these troops, of which, circumstances were very favourable-but however, I had only a part disposeable, í fate has ordered it otherwise. pushed the enemy, and obliged him to eva. On the 17th the army marched in the di. Cuaie Gossellies, Frusnas, Mellet, and Hep- rection of Mount St. Jean. On the 1816 piegnies; there the troops took a position, the butile commenced at one o'clock, and, with the exception of the 1st corps, which though the bulletin which gives an account was still at Marchiennes, and which did not of it does not mention my name, I believe join me until next day.
that I have occasion to affirm that I was preOn the 16th I was ordered to attack the Lieut.-gen. Comte Drouet has already English in their position at Quartre Bras. spoken of this battle in the Charuber of We marched against the enemy with an en Pess, and his relation is correct, with the thusiasm which it would be difficult to de. exception, however, of some important facts, scribe. Nothing could resist our impetuon which he either suppressed or knew not, but sity; the battle became general, and victory which it is my duty to disclose. was not doubtful, when, at the moment in About seven in the evening, after the most which I wished to bring forward the ist dreadful carnage I ever witnessed, General corps of infantry which I had left at Frasnes, I Labedoyere came to inform me, on the part learned that the emperor had disposed of them of the emperor, that Marshal Grouchy ined without giving me information, as well as Gj. anived on our righ, and was attacking the MONTHLY MAG. No. 261.
663 The Prince of Voskwa on the Battle of IVaterloo. left of the united English and Prussians. The killed, worn out with fatigue, covered wità General in passing through the lines, circu- contusions, and having no longer any strength lated this news among the soldiers, whose to walk, I owe my life to a corporal of the courage and devotedness remained unaltered, guard, who supported me in the match, ar.d and who were giving fresh proofs of it at never abandoned me in this retreat. About that moment, notwithstanding the fatigue eleven at night I feil in with Lieut.General with which they were exhausted. But what Lefebvre Des..ouettes; and one of his officers, was my astonisisment, I ought to say indig. Major Schmidi, had the generosity to give pation, when I learned a few momenis after me the only borse which remained to lum. wards, that not only Marshal Grouchy had Thus I arrived at Marchiences-au-pont, at not arrived to our support, as the whole army four in the morning, alane, without sicers, had been taught to believe, but that between ignorant of the fate of the Einperor, whom, 40 and 50,coo Prussians were attacking our some ime before the termination of te bat. extreme righe, and forcing it to tail back. tle, I had entirely lost signt of, and whom I Either the Emperor had deceived himself as supposed to be killed or taken. to the time in which Marshal Grouchy could General P. Lacroix, chief of the staff of have been able to support him, or the march the second corps, whom I found in this city, of the Marshal had been more retarded by baving told me that the Empero was at the efforts of the enemy than bad becn cal. Charleroi, I supposed that hi, Majes:y inculated upon. The fact is, that, at the mo. tended to place borseif at the heat of all ishal ment when the arrival was announced to us, Grouchy's corps, in order to cover the Simbre, he was still only in the neighbourhood of and to facilitate to the troops the oers Wavres on the Dyle; which, with regard rallying near Avesnes, and, in this ersuasien to us, was the sanie as if he had been a hun. I proceeded to Beaumont, but parties of cam dred leagues from the place of battle. valry having followed us rery closely, and
Soon after I observed the arrival of four intercepted the roads to Maubeuge and Phiregiments of the middle guard, led by the lippeville, I found it to be impossible to stop Emperor in person, who wislied to renew the a single soldier on this poin., su as to oppuse attack with these troops, in order to pene- the progress of a victorious enemy. I contitrate the enemy's centre. He ordered me to nued my journey to Avesnes, where I cocid march at their head with General Friant. obtain no information concerning the EmGenerals, officers, soldiers, all displayed the peror. greatest intrepidity. But the corps was too In this state of things, having neither any weak to resist for any length of time the news of his Majesty, nor of the Majo-geneforces which were employed to oppose it, and ral, the disorder increasing at every instant, we had soon to renounce the hope which this and, with the exception of a few. regiments attack for a few moments afforded. General of the guard and of the line, each one pursuFiiant was struck by a ball by my side. I ing luis own course, I determined on proceed. had a horse killed and was thrown down un- ing immediately to Paris, by Saint Quenrin, der him. The brave men who have survived to acquaint the Minister of War as quickly this battle will, I trust, do me the justice to as possible with the true situation of affairs, arate, that they saw me fighting foot to foot, in order that he might at least send some sword in hand, and that I was one of the last fresh troops to meet the army, and to adopt who left the scene of carnage, at the moment rapidly such measure as circumstances might when obliged tu retreat.
require. On my arrival at Bourget, three Meanwhile the Prussians continued their leagues from Paris, I learnt that the Emperor offensive movement, and our right was sen had passed through that place at nine in the sibly giving way; the English in their turn morning. advanced. There yet remained to us four Such is, my Lord Duke, an exact recital squares of the old guard placed advantage of this unfortunate campaign. ously for the retreat; these brave grenadiers, I now ask those who have survived that the elite of the army who were forced to fall fine and numerous army, in what way I can back successively, only yielded the ground be accused of the disaster of which it has just foot by foot, until, finally overpowered by been the victim, and of which our military numbers, they were almost completely de- annals furnish no example? I have, it is said, scroyed. From that time the retrograde betrayed the country: 1, who to serve it, have movement was must decided, and the army always shewn a zeal which I have perhaps formed only a confused column; there was carried too far, and which may have misled however then no shouting, nor cry of sauve me ; but this calumny is not and cannot be qui peut, as has been calumniowly imputed to supported by any fact, any circumstance, or the army in the Bullerin. For myself, being any presumption. continually in the rear-guard, which I tol
NEY, Prince of the Moskva Jowed on foot, biaring had all my horses Paris, June 26, 1815.