It is said that von Hacke, well aware of the unpreparedness of his regiment, did everything during its march to the Netherlands to secure their release from active service. Their tendancy to charge home and overpursue was a major problem, which is why Wellington didn't think too highly of them. Being stationed on the extreme west of the battlefield, the 15th saw little action at Waterloo and sufered relatively minor casualties, most of which came from artillery fire. As early as 20th June, General Alten wrote to the Duke of Cambridge, as military governor of Hanover, remarking on the conduct of the Hussars and criticising their commander. There were too many regiments, fresh mingled with exhausted. August a Hanoverian military tribunal summoned von Hacke to a court martial to be held in Brussels, though this did not open until 14th, October. Napoleon exploited the advances in gunnery technology of the last years of the French Ancien Régime, to create his powerful and highly mobile artillery. The French approach to the battle was from the country to the South of La Belle Alliance and across the valley. Hanoverian Waterloo medals are known to members of the Cumberland Hussars. October 1815 and formally announced in January 1816. Military Art Military History Empire British Uniforms Battle Of Waterloo War Of 1812 Army Uniform Napoleonic Wars American Revolution. The KGL owed its allegiance to King George III of Great Britain, as the Elector of Hanover, and fought with the British army. Scots Greys charging at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Thomas Seccombe. The British artillery on the ridge behind the farm replied, cannonading the French infantry massed for the attack on the far side of the valley. The following British regiments received the battle honour of ‘Waterloo’: 1st and 2nd Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards, 1st King’ Dragoon Guards, 1st Royal Dragoons, 2nd Dragoons Royal Scots Greys, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, 7th  Queen’s Own Hussars, 10th Prince of Wales’s Own Royal Hussars, 11th Light Dragoons, 12th Light Dragoons, 13th Light Dragoons, 15th Hussars, 16th Light Dragoons, 18th Hussars, 1st Foot Guards, Coldstream Guards, 3rd Foot Guards, Royal Scots, 4th King’ Own, 14th Regiment, 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, 27th (Inniskiling) Regiment, 28th, 30th, 32nd, 33rd, 40th, 69th, 42nd Black Watch, 73rd Highlanders, 44th, 51st, 52nd Light Infantry, 71st Highlander Light Infantry, 79th Cameron Highlanders, 92nd Gordon Highlanders and 95th Rifles. The British were developing shrapnel (named after the British officer who invented it) which increased the effectiveness of exploding shells against troops in the field, by exploding in the air and showering them with metal fragments. The selection was referred to the Duke of Wellington, who nominated Lieutenant Colonel McDonnell of the Coldstream Guards, for his defence of the Château of Hougoumont. It is still the badge of the present regiment, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. On the 14th August a Hanoverian military tribunal summoned von Hacke to a court martial to be held in Brussels, though this did not open until 14th October. The time was 3pm and there was a lull in the battle, the only active fighting being the continuing attack on Hougoumont at the western end of the line, sucking in more and more of Reille’s French corps. I went to report to Sir John Lambert, who was just sitting quietly down to dinner … He says very coolly, “This is all nonsense; there is not a French soldier in the rear of his Grace, depend on it, and sit down to dinner.”” [Autobiography, 1860], The regiment joined Wellington’s army on the battlefield, positioned in reserve behind the centre of Wellington’s line, 400 yards behind the ridge. The court rejected these argu. The musket could be fired three or four times a minute, throwing a heavy ball inaccurately for a hundred metres or so. When, during the afternoon the supply of ammunition in the château became critically low, Sergeant Fraser of the 3rd Guards went to the main line and returned with a wagon of cartridges, thereby enabling the defence to continue. The reason for the request was that though the regiment was initially brigaded with the Bremen and Verden Hussars and the Prince Regent’s Hussars under Colonel Baron von Estorff, these two units had been detached to form part of the garrison at Hal, so that the Cumberland Hussars was actually attached to the 23rd (British) Light Dragoons. The reverse of the Hanoverian Waterloo medal. The majority of the Cumberland Hussars had absolutely no experience of warfare, though they may well have had a few experienced officers and NCOs amongst their number. Wellington consented to the enquiry on the 29th.
The Battle of Waterloo ended with an historic meeting between the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Blücher, who had kept his promise to Wellington to come to his assistance. The French artillery commanders insisted to Napoleon that the French attack did not begin until the ground had dried out sufficiently for the guns to manoeuvre without sticking in the mud. William Prince of Orange: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Nicaise de Keyser. 4th Hussars; 7th Hussars; Roll Call. Once some rascals of the Cumberland Hussars, a new Corps of Hanoverians (not of the style of our noble and gallant old comrades, the 1st Hussars [i.e. As the Guard began its advance on the ridge, a deserting French cavalry officer galloped up to the Allied line and warned of the Guard’s approach. One writer, the distinguished Sir Harry Smith, records that they got off to a bad start even before the battle, during the retreat from Quatre Bras on 17th June : “As we approached Brussels the next day [17th June], we met an orderly with a letter …to direct us to move on Quatre Bras. June this was cancelled and the regiment was posted to a Dutch division observing Le Quesnoy. General Alten and he in turn wrote on 23rd, to both Wellington and the Duke of Cambridge, requesting a formal enquiry into the conduct of von Hacke. As a result, the Duke placed von Hacke under house arrest pending court martial and on 13th August ordered a formal investigation into the actions of the commander of the Cumberland Hussars and into those of the regiment itself during the battle. At midday, Prince Jerome ordered the assault on Hougoumont and the French infantry columns of his division moved forward to begin the day long struggle around the farm buildings. La Haye Sainte: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815. The château garrison was reinforced with more companies from the two Foot Guards battalions of Byng’s Guards Brigade, 2nd/2nd and 2nd/3rd Guards. They never consider the situation, never think of manoeuvring before an enemy, and never keep back or provide a reserve. Ponsonby’s Union Brigade (troopers from the 6th Inniskillings, Scots Greys and Royal Dragoons) charging at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815. After the defeat of Napoleon, the Regiment remained in France, returning to England in 1818. Size of the armies at the Battle of Waterloo: 23,000 British troops with 44,000 allied troops and 160 guns against 74,000 French troops and 250 guns. Waterloo medals were awarded to the Brunswick and Hanoverian contingents at Waterloo – the former in bronze and the latter in silver. The Seventh Hussars distinguished themselves upon this occasion and made many prisoners." Seymour later recorded: “Lord Anglesey, seeing [the regiment of Cumberland Hussars] moving to the rear (about five o’clock), desired me immediately to halt it. British heavy cavalry wore red tunics and roman-style crested helmets. My 2nd Hussars is a good example of this. Ney now launched the sustained infantry assault on La Haye Sante, which was overwhelmed. Shipping and handling. After the battle, Sergeant Ewart was promoted ensign. To continue the pressure on him to remain, Lt. Col. Sir Alexander Gordon, personal ADC to the Duke – and commander of the 3rd Guards – reminded von Hacke of his duty according to the formal regulations of warfare, while proposing that he could place his men in a safer place at the edge of the forest. Address: It was probably from this exposure that the regiment took most of its casualties, amounting to about 60 killed and wounded – about 12% of the whole, which is actually quite a high percentage. While the French conscript infantry moved about the battle field in fast moving columns, the British trained to fight in line. This was the Duke of Cumberland’s Hussars, who notoriously fled the field on the early evening of the 18th June and spread panic through Brussels as some of their number galloped though the city, loudly proclaiming that all was lost and that Napoleon was coming! On 19th, June, the regiment was assigned to the 3rd Division under von Kielmansegge but on 23rd. The whole afternoon we were in a continued state of excitement. Royal Scots Greys and 92nd Gordon Highlanders at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Stanley Berkeley. Shaw is reputed to have killed ten of them, before being wounded by a colonel of cuirassiers. French cavalry attacking British squares during Ney’s Great Cavalry Attack: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Denis Dighton. Light Dragoons (and possibly other nearby cavalry regiments) and served through the battle. In his final dispatch, Wellington praised all the German units under his direct command – as well as giving high praise to the Prussians – and did not single out any of them (including the Cumberland Hussars) for criticism. The Duke of Wellington reduced the number of ranks to two, to extend the line of the British infantry and to exploit fully the firepower of his regiments. (British) Light Dragoons), they were certainly recorded as taking casualties from over-shots during the initial and continued French artillery barrages, since they remained sitting on their horses in the open and, unlike the more experienced cavalry regiments nearby, did not dismount to minimise the risk. Ney led the five battalions up the left-hand side of the Brussels road. Only Bilandt’s Belgian-Dutch Brigade was left on the exposed slope and suffered heavily. The verdict was published on the 14th October 1815 and formally announced in January 1816. Some years after the Battle of Waterloo, an English clergyman bequeathed £500 to be given to the bravest Briton from the battle. Ewart died in England in 1846. After that, the regiment was attached to the commissariat and split up into different detachments to provide escorts to forage details – an inglorious duty. Hussars; from the Hungarian huszár, in Victorian times they were light cavalry, famous for elegant uniforms. The European powers began the task of restoring their continent to normality and peace. ‘Last Reveille’ sounded by French Dragoons: Dawn of the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Lady Butler. Shaw killed the colonel, fighting after his sword broke with his helmet as a bludgeon. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. It is notoriously difficult to pull up cavalry committed to a charge, and the British regiments did not readily respond to recall orders. The French army wore a variety of uniforms. The British 7th Infantry Division under Major General Kenneth MacKenzie was not present at the battle as the brigade manned various garrisons around the area. Ney launched this assault with two battalions he found to hand and, during the operation, formed the view that the Allied army was withdrawing. The rest of the British Army wryly gave the Royal Scots Greys the nickname of ‘the Bird Catchers’. The Cavalry: commanded by the Earl of Uxbridge: King’s Dragoon Guards: Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815: picture by Charles Hamilton Smith, Royal Horse Artillery:Mercer’s TroopBull’s TroopRamsey’s TroopThe Rocket Troop, Household Brigade: Major General Lord Somerset1st Life Guards2nd Life GuardsRoyal Horse GuardsKing’s Dragoon Guards, Union Brigade: Major General Sir William Ponsonby1st Royal Dragoons2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys6th Inniskilling Dragoons, 3rd Cavalry Brigade: Major General Dornberg, 1st Light Dragoons, King’s German Legion2nd Light Dragoons, King’s German Legion23rd Light Dragoons (British), 4th Cavalry Brigade: Major General Sir John Vandeleur11th Light Dragoons (British)12th Light Dragoons (British)16th Light Dragoons (British), Lord Hill ordering the 13th Light Dragoons to attack at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Harry Payne, 5th Cavalry Brigade: Major General Grant15th Hussars (British)7th Hussars (British)13th Light Dragoons (British), 6th Cavalry Brigade: Major General Sir Hussey Vivian10th Hussars (British), British Hussar Brigade attacks the French while the Duke of Wellington looks on at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Denis Dighton, Dutch 2nd Carabinier Regiment: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, 18th Hussars (British)1st Hussars, King’s German Legion, 7th Cavalry Brigade: Colonel Ahrentschildt2nd Hussars, King’s German Legion, Netherlands Cavalry Division: commanded by Lieutenant General Baron de Collaert, Heavy Brigade: Major General Trip1st Carabinier Regiment2nd Carabinier Regiment3rd Carabinier Regiment, 1st Light Brigade: Major General Baron de Ghigny4th Light Dragoon Regiment8th Hussar Regiment, Hussar and Light Infantry of the Duke of Brunswick Oel’s Corps: Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815: picture by Charles Hamilton Smith, 2nd Light Brigade: Major General van Merlen6th Hussar Regiment4th Light Dragoon Regiment, Brunswick Cavalry:2nd Hussar RegimentUhlans, Hannover Cavalry:Duke of Cumberland Hussar RegimentInfantry:1st Foot Guards Division: commanded by Major General Cooke, 1st Brigade: commanded by Major General Maitland2nd Battalion 1st Foot Guards3rd Battalion 1st Foot Guards, 2nd Brigade: Major General Byng2nd Battalion 2nd Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, Dutch Light Dragoon: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, 2nd Division: commanded by Major General Sir Henry Clinton, 3rd Brigade: commanded by Major General Adam1st Battalion 52nd Light Infantry1st Battalion 71st Highland Light Infantry2nd Battalion 95th Rifles, 1st Brigade, King’s German Legion: commanded by Colonel de Plat1st Line Battalion, King’s German Legion2nd Line Battalion, King’s German Legion3rd Line Battalion, King’s German Legion4th Line Battalion, King’s German Legion, 3rd Hannover Brigade: commanded by Colonel Halkett4 Landwehr battalions, 3rd Division: commanded by Major General Alten, 2nd Brigade, King’s German Legion: commanded by Colonel Baron Ompteda5th Line Battalion, King’s German Legion8th Line Battalion, King’s German Legion1st Light Infantry, King’s German Legion2nd Light Infantry, King’s German Legion, Capture of Count Cambronne by Colonel Hew Halkett at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, Dutch Hussar: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, 5th Brigade: commanded by Major General Sir Colin Halkett2nd Battalion, 30th Foot1st Battalion, 33rd Foot2nd Battalion, 69th Foot2nd Battalion, 73rd Foot, 1st Hannover Brigade: commanded by Major General Kielmannsegge2 Light Infantry Battalions3 BattalionsCompany of Jaegers, 4th Division: commanded by Lieutenant General Colville, 4th Brigade: commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell1st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, 23rd Foot3rd Battalion, 14th Foot1st Battalion, 51st Light Infantry, 5th Division: commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton, 8th Brigade: commanded by Major General Kempt1st Battalion, 28th Foot1st Battalion, 32nd Foot1st Battalion, 79th Highlanders1st Battalion, 95th Rifles, 9th Brigade: commanded by Major General Pack2nd Battalion, 44th Foot3rd Battalion, 1st Foot, the Royal Regiment1st Battalion, 92nd Highlanders1st Battalion, 42nd Highlanders, 5th Hannover Brigade: commanded by Colonel von VinckeLandwehr Battalion HamelnLandwehr Battalion GifhornLandwehr Battalion HildesheimLandwehr Battalion Peine, 7th Queen’s Own Light Dragoons (Hussars): Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815: picture by Charles Hamilton Smith, 6th Division: commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Lowry Cole, 10th Brigade: commanded by Major General Lambert1st Battalion, 40th Foot1st Battalion, 27th Foot1st Battalion, 4th Foot, King’s Own Royal Regiment, 4th Hannover Brigade: commanded by Colonel BestLandwehr Battalion OsterodeLandwehr Battalion MindenLandwehr Battalion LuneburgLandwehr Battalion Verden, Brunswickers: commanded by Colonel OlfermanJeager Battalion, Light Brigade:Leib Light Infantry Battalion1st Light Infantry Battalion2nd Light Infantry Battalion3rd Light Infantry Battalion, Line Brigade:1st  Line Battalion2nd Line Battalion3rd Line Battalion, Dutch Infantry Regiment: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, Nassauers: commanded by Major General von Kruse1st Battalion, 1st Line Infantry2nd Battalion, 1st Line InfantryLandwehr Infantry. It rained heavily during the night of 17th June 1815. Storming of La Haye Sainte at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Richard Knötel. The Waterloo medal was issued to every officer and soldier who had taken part in the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of Quatre Bras or the Battle of Ligny. His was indeed a mixed force, comprising not only British regiments of all kinds (some of them veterans of the Peninsular War) but also Dutch and Belgian units and a number of contingents, large and small, from various German states, such as Brunswick and Nassau, and from British-ruled Hanover (or Hannover in German usage). The regiment was formed at Colchester in July 1715 by Philip Honeywood as Honeywood's Regiment of Dragoons, one of 16 raised in response to the 1715 Jacobite rising. BH80 Napoleonic British Hussars 1808-1815 . French Order of Battle at the Battle of Waterloo: The Emperor NapoleonMarshal NeyMarshal Soult, Grenadiers of the Guard: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, Imperial Guard Corps: commanded by General Mortier, 1st Division (Old Guard): commanded by General Friant1st Grenadiers à Pied2nd Grenadiers à Pied1st Chasseurs à Pied2nd Chasseurs à Pied, 2nd Division (Middle Guard): commanded by General Morand3rd Grenadiers à Pied4th Grenadiers à Pied, 3rd Division (Young Guard): commanded by General Duhesme1st Tirailleurs3rd Tirailleurs1st Voltigeurs3rd Voltigeurs, Guard Cavalry:Grenadiers à ChevalEmpress Dragoons, Chasseur à Cheval de la Garde: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Hippolyte Lecompte, Chasseurs à chevalChevaux-legers lanciers, Polish Lancer of the Guard: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, Reserves:7th Hussars3rd Chasseurs à Cheval3rd Lanciers4th Lanciers, 1st Division: commanded by General Allix54th Regiment of the Line55th Regiment of the Line, 28th Regiment of the Line105th Regiment of the Line, 2nd Division: commanded by General Donzelot13th Light Regiment17th Regiment of the Line19th Regiment of the Line51st Regiment of the Line, 3rd Division: commanded by General Marcognet21st Regiment of the Line46th Regiment of the Line25th Regiment of the Line45th Regiment of the Line, French resisting the Prussian advance at Papalotte during the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, French Light Infantry: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Suhrs, 4th Division: commanded by General Durutte8th Regiment of the Line29th Regiment of the Line85th Regiment of the Line95th Regiment of the Line, Reserves:1st Chasseurs à Cheval6th Chasseurs à Cheval5th Lancers6th Lancers, 5th Division: commanded by General Bachlu2nd Light Regiment61st Regiment of the Line72nd Regiment of the Line108th Regiment of the Line, Drummers and Fifers from various French Infantry Regiments: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Suhrs, 6th Division: commanded by General Prince Jerome Bonaparte1st Light Regiment3rd Regiment of the Line1st Regiment of the Line2nd Regiment of the Line, 7th Division commanded by General Girard11th Light Regiment82nd Regiment of the Line12th Light Regiment4th Regiment of the Line, 9th Division: commanded by General Foy92nd Regiment of the Line93rd Regiment of the Line100th Regiment of the Line4th Light Regiment, Drum Majors from the 4th and 2nd of the Line : Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Suhrs, Reserves:4th Chasseurs à Cheval9th Chasseurs à Cheval12th Chasseurs à Cheval, 8th Division: commanded by General Lefol15th Light Regiment23rd Regiment of the Line37th Regiment of the Line64th Regiment of the Line, 10th Division: commanded by General Habert11th Regiment of the Line34th Regiment of the Line22nd Regiment of the Line77th Regiment of the Line2nd Swiss Infantry, Cuirassiers and Trumpeter of the 1st Cuirassier Regiment: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Suhrs, 11th Division: commanded by General Berthezène12th Regiment of the Line56th Regiment of the Line33rd Regiment of the Line86th Regiment of the Line, 19th Division: commanded by General Zimmer5th Regiment of the Line11th Regiment of the Line27th Regiment of the Line84th Regiment of the Line, 20th Division: commanded by General Jeannin5th Light Regiment10th Regiment of the Line47th Regiment of the Line107th Regiment of the Line, Colonel of the 8th Cuirassiers: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Denis Dighton, 21st Division: commanded by General Teste8th Light Regiment40th Regiment of the Line65th Regiment of the Line75th Regiment of the Line, 1st Cavalry Corps: commanded by General Pajol, Division Subervie:1st Lancers2nd Lancers11th Chasseurs à Cheval, 3rd Cavalry Corps: commanded by General Kellerman, 2nd Cuirassiers7th Dragoons8th Cuirassiers11th Cuirassiers, French Cuirassier: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, Division d’Hurbal:1st Carabiniers2nd Carabiniers, 4th Cavalry Corps: commanded by General Milhaud, Division Wathier:1st Cuirassiers4th Cuirassiers7th Cuirassiers, Division Delort:5th Cuirassiers10th Cuirassiers6th Cuirassiers, Battlefield after the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, 1st Life Guards                                       6 officers and 72 men killed and wounded, 2nd Life Guards                                       1 officer and 46 men killed and wounded, Trooper of the Royal Dragoons suffering from a sabre cut: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Sir Charles Bell the surgeon who treated the soldier, Royal Horse Guards                            5 officers and 80 men killed and wounded, King’s Dragoon Guards                     7 officers and 140 men killed and wounded, Royal Dragoons                                  13 officers and 173 men killed and wounded, Royal Scots Greys 2nd Dragoons     11 officers and 185 men killed and wounded, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons                   6 officers and 183 men killed and wounded, 7th Hussars                                            7 officers and 179 men killed and wounded, 10th Hussars                                           7 officers and 60 men killed and wounded, 11th Hussars                                           5 officers and 45 men killed and wounded, 12th Light Dragoons                            6 officers and 106 men killed and wounded, 13th Light Dragoons                            10 officers and 80 men killed and wounded, Fatally wounded Colonel Sir Alexander Gordon carried from the field at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, 15th Light Dragoons                               5 officers and 69 men killed and wounded, 16th Light Dragoons                               5 officers and 36 men killed and wounded, 18th Light Dragoons                               2 officers and 83 men killed and wounded, Royal Artillery                                      29 officers and 265 men killed and wounded, Royal Engineers                                         0 officers and 0 men killed and wounded, 1st Foot Guards (two battalions)        15 officers and 472 men killed and wounded, 2nd Coldstream Guards                         8 officers and 296 men killed and wounded, 3rd Foot Guards                                     12 officers and 327 men killed and wounded, 1st Foot                                                     15 officers and 128 men killed and wounded, Surgeon Francis Burton of the 4th King’s Own Regiment amputating in the field at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Jason Askew, 4th King’s Own Regiment of Foot         8 officers and 125 men killed and wounded, 14th Foot                                                      1 officers and 28 men killed and wounded, Sergeant Anthony Tuttmeyer 2nd KGL left arm shattered by a shell: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Sir Charles Bell the surgeon who treated the soldier, 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers                    10 officers and 89 men killed and wounded, 27th Foot,                                                  15 officers and 463 men killed and wounded, 28th Foot                                                   16 officers and 161 men killed and wounded, 30th Foot                                                  18 officers and 207 men killed and wounded, 32nd Foot                                                    9 officers and 165 men killed and wounded, 33rd Foot                                                    11 officers and 128 men killed and wounded, 40th Foot                                                   12 officers and 189 men killed and wounded, 42nd Highlanders                                        6 officers and 44 men killed and wounded, 44th Foot                                                       4 officers and 61 men killed and wounded, 51st Light Infantry                                       2 officers and 29 men killed and wounded, 52nd Light Infantry                                   9 officers and 190 men killed and wounded, 69th Foot                                                       6 officers and 67 men killed and wounded, Wounded Highlander treated after the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, 71st Highland Light Infantry                 16 officers and 184 men killed and wounded, 73rd Highlanders                                       6 officers and 225 men killed and wounded, 79th Highlanders                                       13 officers and 171 men killed and wounded, 92nd Highlanders                                       6 officers and 110 men killed and wounded, 95th Rifles (three battalions)                30 officers and 396 men killed and wounded, French Representation of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, Wellington: The Road to the Lion’s Mound 1769-1815 by Daniel Res. Nine men were wounded along with Captains Thornhill and Heyliger, and Lt. Robert Douglas. Ewart cut down the four escorts and the standard bearer and bore the standard and eagle away. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
, “Scotland for ever!” Lady Butler’s iconic picture of the Charge of the Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons, as part of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, The Duke of Wellington: Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by John Jackson, Date of the Battle of Waterloo: 18th June 1815, Place of the Battle of Waterloo: South of Brussels in modern Belgium, Combatants at the Battle of Waterloo: British, Germans, Belgians, Dutch and Prussians against the French Grande Armée, Commanders at the Battle of Waterloo: The Duke of Wellington, Marshal Blücher and the Prince of Orange against the Emperor Napoleon. French image of the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815. The British cavalry were reputed for their dash and the quality of their horses. The Battle of Waterloo could not have been won if Marshal Blücher had not fulfilled his promise to the Duke of Wellington and delivered his devastating attack on Napoleon’s right flank around Plancenoit. Lying by the road leading to the centre of Wellington’s position, the capture of La Haye Sante was a crucial goal for the French army. However, the reputation of one Allied cavalry regiment has never been rehabilitated following scathing attacks, at the time and ever since, made about its conduct on the day of the great battle. 18th Hussars: 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) 19th Light Dragoons: 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons: 19th Hussars: 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars: 20th Jamaica Light Dragoons (1791) 20th Regiment of Light Dragoons: 20th Hussars: 14th/20th King's Hussars: 21st Light Dragoons (disbanded 1763, and again in 1783) The regiment joined Wellington’s army on the battlefield, positioned in reserve behind the centre of Wellington’s line, 400 yards behind the ridge. The French cuirassiers flowed around the squares, but were unable to penetrate them. Prussian attack on Plancenoit at the Battle of Waterloo at around 7pm on 18th June 1815: picture by Adolf Northern. The current regiment within the British Army is indicated in bold. It is well-known that the Duke of Wellington’s command in the Netherlands in the summer of 1815 was much more than an assemblage of British units. During the Regiment’s repeated charges at the Battle of Waterloo, Shaw was separated from his comrades and attacked by several French cuirassiers. Royal Horse Guards (the Blues) in the charge at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Christopher Clark. Charge of the Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815: picture by Orlando Norie, Eagle of the French 45th of the Line, captured by the Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815. But who amongst the disgraced regiment was awarded the medal? KGL uniforms mirrored the British, as did the regiments of the re-constituted Hanoverian army. 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