A Light Infantryman with Wellington

The Letters of Captain George Ulrich Barlow 52nd and 69th Foot 1808-15

The letters written by George Ulrich Barlow to his father George Hilario Barlow, Governor of Madras, whilst serving with Wellington's army in the Peninsula and at Waterloo.
Date Published :
January 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Gareth Glover
Series :
From Reason To Revolution
Illustration :
21 b/w ills
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ISBN : 9781911628101
Pages : 416
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches


This series of letters was written by a light infantry officer on campaign, as a lieutenant with the 52nd Foot in Spain and a captain with the 69th Foot in Belgium and France. George Ulrich Barlow saw action at Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Vitoria, San Sebastian, Nivelle, Nive and Orthez. He transferred to the 69th Foot as a captain and served with them in Belgium at the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo and then remained with the Army of Occupation in France until 1818. His involvement in the fighting and his honest views of some of the famous characters he met during his service are enlightening, including his first audience with Wellington at Freineda in Portugal. There are also interesting asides in his correspondence including his father’s difficulties over his governorship of Madras and his brother’s involvement in a major mutiny at the Royal Military College.

About The Author

Gareth Glover is a former Royal Navy officer and military historian who has made a special study of the Napoleonic Wars for the last thirty years. In addition to writing many articles on aspects of the subject in magazines and journals, his books include Wellington’s Voice, Wellington’s Lieutenant Napoleon’s Gaoler, From Corunna to Waterloo, Eyewitness to the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo, An Eloquent Soldier, six volumes of The Waterloo Archive, Waterloo: Myth and Reality and The Forgotten War Against Napoleon: Conflict in the Mediterranean 1793-1815. He is also the director of Campaigns & Culture Ltd, a new concept in touring – see www.campaignsandculture.com.

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