THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN

IF YOU WANT TO VISIT THE 1815 BATTTLEFIELDS WITH THE AUTHOR OF THIS WEBSITE

 

Prelude : the Eagle's flight

Berthier's death at Bamberg, 1 June 1815

General campaign map (clickable map)

I collected all these places in a kmz-file 1815.kmz for GoogleEarth and in a zip-file of POI's for the most common GPS systems GPS1815.zip.
Have a nice visit.
Beware, it's not completely finished yet.
(Quatre-Bras and Namur are still missing.)

13/06 Avesnes 16/06 Ligny-sous-Fleurus 16/06 Quatre-Bras 18/06 Waterloo - Mont-St-Jean 18-19/06 Wavre 19-20/06 Namur 19/08 Maubert 15/06 Charleroi 18/06 Plancenoit Nivelles

If you click on a name, you'll be taken to that place.

 

MarCH - BEGINNING OF June 1815

 

6 May 1815 : Execution of Saxon soldiers by the Prussians

 

 

12 junE 1815 Laon

 

13 junE 1815 Avesnes

14 junE 1815 Hestrud - solre - beaumont

15 junE 1815 charleroi - gilly

In the meantime, on the allied side
15 JunE 1815  Brussels

 

The waterloo campaign : 16-20 June 1815 through the ACMN memorials

 

 

the Battle of Quatre-Bras (16 June 1815)

QUATRE-BRAS FARM THREATENED WITH DESTRUCTION !

 

the Battle of Ligny (16 June 1815) All these places are included in the kmz-file 1815.kmz for GoogleEarth and in a zip-file of POI for the most common GPS  GPS1815.zip.

Ligny-sous-Fleurus

Commemorative plate to general Le Capitaine at Ligny.

17 June 1815

Here is the petition you can sign to support the extension of the protected zone of the battlefield :  https://14388.lapetition.be/ Please sign and share !

the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815)

The British memorials of the 18th of June

The memorials inside the Royal Chapel and St-Joseph church at Waterloo

The British memorial at the Brussels cemetery

The British tombs

Hougoumont

The Battle of WATERLOO through the AFEW memorials

Mont-Saint-Jean farm

Haie-Sainte farm

The Prussian memorials

The Belgian memorials

The Dutch memorials

The 4 memorials to general DUHESME

Saving the Victor Hugo column - at last some hope for the Wounded Eagle

All memorials at Plancenoit

Theft of the Hougoumont Christ

Acts of vandalism on the Waterloo battlefield

Ziethen's Corps' route on the 18th of June

Great restoration operation at Waterloo : cleaning/restoration of 8 memorials on the Waterloo battlefield, among these 5 at Goumont.

New restoration action on the Waterloo battlefield (27/04/2013)

News from the Waterloo battlefield Latest news here !

Hondzocht, 18 June 1815, HQ of prince Frederic of Orange

Sorry if all this isn't translated yet, I'm still working on it.

the Battle of Wavre (18-19 June 1815)

Wavre, visiting the battlefield

19 June 1815 : Maubert-Fontaine

Fight at namur (20 June 1815)

Nivelles : before   ...and after the battle...

The Vendée in 1815

19 june - 29 august 1815 : blockade of Auxonne

The fightings after 20 june 1815

25 June - 26 August :
Le siège de Huningue en 1815.

28 June :
Villers-Cotterêts

1st July :
Rocquencourt

Foussemagne

 

The tombs of French Waterloo dead are rare, here a two of them (apart from Duhesme):

Armand-Louis Gobert, colonel of the 5e Cuirassiers, DOW.

Eugène d'ASTIER, DOW.

 

Boneffe reminds Blücher's passing by...

Reminders of the occupation (1814 or 1815)

 

A less known event

THE SIEGE OF Huningue In 1815.

 

THE VENDEE IN 1815

Other websites :

- The Hougoumont project : http://www.projecthougoumont.com/index.html

- Waterloo 200 : http://www.waterloo200.org/

Bibliography :

 

- An, The Waterloo Medal Roll, compiled from the Muster Rolls, The Naval and Military Press, 1992.

- Mark Adkin, The Waterloo Companion, Aurum Press, 2001.

- Winand Aerts, Waterloo, Opérations de l'Armée prussienne du Bas-Rhin pendant la campagne de Belgique en 1815, depuis la bataille de Ligny jusqu'à l'entrée en France des troupes prussiennes, Bruxelles, 1908.

- Alain Arcq, Les Quatre-Bras, le second prélude à Waterloo, in the collection "Les batailles oubliées", Historic'One Editions, 2005.

- Alain Arcq, Ligny, 16 juin 1815, La dernière victoire de l'Empereur, in the collection "Les batailles oubliées", Historic'One Editions, 2006.

- Alain Arcq, Wavre & le combat de Namur L'épilogue de la campagne de Belgique, in the collection "Les batailles oubliées", Historic'One Editions, 2008.

- Barral, Georges, Itinéraire illustré de l'épopée de Waterloo, guide historique et militaire du champ de bataille, avec les diagrammes de l'auteur et 60 dessins originaux d'Adolphe Hamesse. Flammarion, Paris, 1896.
- Alain CHAPPET - Roger MARTIN - Alain PIGEARD, Le Guide Napoléon - 4000 lieux pour revivre l'épopée, Bibliothèque Napoléonienne, Tallandier, 2005.

- Dalton, Charles, The Waterloo Roll Call, with biographical notes and anecdotes, Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1904.
- Yann Deniau et Yves Moerman, 1815 - Napoléon en Campagne, Jourdan éditeur, 2008.

- Hamilton-Williams, David, Waterloo New Perspectives: The Great Battle Reappraised, Caxton Editions, 2000.
- Haythornthwaite, Philip J., The Waterloo Armies: Men, Organization and Tactics, Pen & Sword, 2007.

- Hofschröer, Peter, 1815 The Waterloo Campaign Wellington, his German Allies and the battles of Ligny and Quatre-Bras, Greenhill Books, 1998.  

- Hofschröer,Peter, 1815- The Waterloo Campaign - The German Victory, Greenhill Books, 1999.  

- Hofschröer, Peter, Waterloo 1815: Quatre Bras and Ligny , Leo Cooper, 2005.
- Hofschröer, Peter, Waterloo 1815: Wavre, Plancenoit and the Race to Paris, Leo Cooper, 2006

- Howarth, David, Waterloo: A Near Run Thing, Phoenix, 2003.

- André Sevrin and Alain Arcq, Route Napoléon 1815 (ouvrage collectif coordonné par), Edition Unité de projet "Route Napoléon 1815", s.d..

-  G. Speeckaert and I. Baecker, Les 135 vestiges et monuments commémoratifs des combats de 1815 en Belgique, Waterloo, relais de l'histoire, 1990. Exists also in English.
 - Mr. Claude Van Hoorebeeck's website : http://www.freepub.be/waterloo.php

- Van Neck, Léon, Waterloo met afbeeldingen, Lebègue, Brussel, s.d (vers 1905).


- A very good website for the French losses in 1815. Far more complete than the Martinien! http://waterloo1815.olympe.in/main.php#

 

Les Carnets de la Campagne de 1815
http://belle-alliance.be/boutique/categorie-produit/les-carnets-de-la-campagne-de-1815/


01.Hougoumont
02.Le chemin d'Ohain
03.La Haie-Sainte
04.La Papelotte
05.Les Vertes Bornes
06. Plancenoit 1815
07.La Belle Alliance 1
08.La Belle Alliance 2
09. La Belle Alliance 3
10. Le Caillou
11. Genappe 1815
12. Charleroi 1815
13. Quatre-Bras (1)

- You can find here the famous Ferraris maps of the Belgian provinces drawn up between 1771 and 1778 : http://www.kbr.be/collections/cart_plan/ferraris/ferraris_fr.html . Very useful to study the battlefield as it was (more or less) in 1815.
The chorographical map can be found here : http://uurl.kbr.be/1046903 .
 

 

 

 

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