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French Lancers J840002 Featured Illustrations and Engravings Image

French Lancers J840002

Engraving of French Napoleonic soldiers. An Officer of the Chevaux-legers Lanciers (2nd Regiment of Imperial Guard), with a mounted private in the background. In 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo this unit formed part of General Lefebvre-Desnouettes Guard Light Cavalry Division, which took part in Marshal Ney's massed cavalry attack on the British lines. They had also been engaged at the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16th June as scouts ahead of Marshal Ney's main body

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Restormel Castle EHC01_047_0037 Featured Illustrations and Engravings Image

Restormel Castle EHC01_047_0037

Restormel Castle, Restormel, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Hand coloured engraving showing the gatehouse of the inner ward at Restormel Castle with two figures.
Published in Devonshire & Cornwall Illustrated, Fisher, Son & Company, London, 1830-1832

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19th Century, Castle, Decay, Gatehouseruin, Medieval, Picturesque, Ruinous, Tinted, Trees, Woodland

French Dragoon J840003 Featured Illustrations and Engravings Image

French Dragoon J840003

Engraving of a French Napoleonic soldier produced in Paris. A corporal of the 16th Regiment of Dragoons, leaving camp. Pencil annotation indicates that for this regiment the plume should be red, not white as shown. In 1815 the 16th Dragoons formed part of General Maurin's 7th Cavalry Division, attached to Gerard's IV Corps. They took part in the Battles of Ligny (16th June) and Wavre (18th-19th June), but failed to defeat the Prussian rearguard in time to have an effect at the Battle ofWaterloo

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