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1813, 1814, . & 1815,
GERMANY, HOLLAND, AND FRANCE;
SOME DETAILS OF THE BATTLES OF
QUATRE BRAS AND WATERLOO.
BY THOMAS MORRIS,
LATE SERGEANT OF THE 2ND BATTALION OF THE
73RD REGIMENT OF Foot.
JAMES MADDEN AND CO.
8, LEADENHALL STREET.
In the various histories which have been
published, recording the events of the late
war, the greatest praise has invariably been given to those regiments whose officers were
of high birth and aristocratic connexions ;
while other corps, not possessing these fortuitous advantages, have had the mortifica
tion to find their services pass altogether
unnoticed. This cannot be imputed to fault
in the historian, as he derived his information
from the official dispatches; the onus, then,
must rest with the General commanding ;
and, without imputing to him any corrupt
motive, we may state it to have been but
in which I served, as well as of some others
with whom we occasionally co-operated; but
who, like ourselves, had not the honour to
be noticed in dispatches, for the reasons
I have before stated.
As I have no written data to go on, but
trust entirely to memory, if any inaccuracies shall be detected, I hope it will be imputed
to that circumstance, rather than to any
wilful intention on my part, to record events
which I do not know or believe to be true.
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