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Napoleonic Era Discuss the many wars fought around the globe around the time of Napoleon. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Ben Weider and our late friend and long time ACG Staff member, Michael Brown, better known here as Post Captain.

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Fantastic British relics of the Napoleonic Era

Regimental Colour, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, 1803-1813.

This colour was hit by 21 shots and had its staff broken by enemy fire during the Battle of Albuera (16 May 1811). General William Beresford's army came under a massive flanking attack by a French force under Marshal Soult. A storm of shot tore into the British ranks and the 57th Foot suffered particularly severely. The 57th's commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel William Inglis, was hit but remained with the Regiment's colours, encouraging his men with the words 'Die hard, 57th, die hard'. A counter-attack saved the day and the French were eventually defeated. From that day on, the 57th were known as 'The Die-hards'.



Battle of Albuera: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Albuera

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Lloyd's Patriotic Fund Presentation Sword presented to Lieutenant Colonel J Moore, 23rd Regiment of Light Dragoons.

This handsome sword was one of many awarded by Lloyds to British Army and Royal Navy officers after distinguished actions in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). Colonel Moore received it for his conduct at the Battle of Maida on 4 July 1806.









Battle of Maida: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Maida

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Impressive finds.
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An interesting side view = the battle of Albeura appears on various French monuments as a French victory. This is because Soult didn't want to admit a defeat (another one) to Napoleon so he wrote it up in his despatches as a decisive victory. The French papers made much of it and it was at once chiseled into various commemorative plaques etc. When the truth finally filtered back it was too embarrassing to have to go and replace these etc that it was quietly left as a victory a sort of alternative historical fact.
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The colours really look like having seen much action. Great find.
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The colours really look like having seen much action. Great find.
Whilst I'm sure that those ones have,any colours laid up in the regimental church or chapel will tend to fade and disintegrate with time. The conditions are not usually conducive to preservation and the materials are particularly prone to moth attack
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