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A Light Infantryman with Wellington

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

A Light Infantryman with Wellington : The Letters of Captain George Ulrich Barlow 52nd and 69th Foot 1808-15

Series : From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815 #25

Editor : Gareth Glover

Paperback Helion & Company 234mm x 156mm 316 pages 21 b/w ills

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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.


"If you collect such memoirs and letters by British soldiers, you will definitely wish to add this book to your collection." Miniature Wargames


"Gareth Glover has extensive experience in providing background and footnotes to memoirs and letters. His does an admirable job with this book. As a slice of intimate history, I cannot recommend this book more. It is a valuable and eye-opening addition to my library which already holds a large number of memoirs and letters edited by Mr. Glover and others. with family from the other parts of Britain, the Continent and India." Napoleon Series

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Helion & Company
Date of Publication
November 2018
Book Size
234mm x 156mm
316 pages
21 b/w ills
English text
Helion Book Code
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