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RECOLLECTIONS

OF

MILITARY SERVICE,

IN

1813, 1814, . & 1815,

THROUGH

GERMANY, HOLLAND, AND FRANCE;

INCLUDING

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.

LONDON:

JAMES MADDEN AND CO.

8, LEADENHALL STREET.

MDCCCXLV.

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PREFACE.

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

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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.

T. M.

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