HistoryNet.com RSS
ArmchairGeneral.com RSS

HistoryNet.com Articles
America's Civil War
American History
Aviation History
Civil War Times
Military History
Wild West
World War II

ACG Online
ACG Magazine
Stuff We Like
War College
History News
Tactics 101
Carlo D'Este

ACG Gaming
PC Game Reviews

ACG Network
Contact Us
Our Newsletter
Meet Our Staff
Advertise With Us

Sites We Support
Once A Marine
The Art of Battle
Game Squad
Mil. History Podcast
Russian Army - WW2
Achtung Panzer!
Mil History Online

Go Back   Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History > Historical Events & Eras > Napoleonic Era

Notices and Announcements

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.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19 Feb 13, 14:19
marktwain's Avatar
marktwain marktwain is offline
General of the Forums
Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign 
Real Name: Reg S.
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 7,230
marktwain has a spectacular aura about [400]
marktwain has a spectacular aura about [400]
Originally Posted by Ad1e View Post
Tomorrow is the day that I Para Bty (Bulls Troop) will celebrate Drivers day by getting the most junior soldier serving to recite the following during a formal dinner.


At the battle of Fuentes d’Onor, fought on May 5th 1811. I Battery (Bull’s Troop), Royal Horse Artillery, greatly distinguished itself.

On the morning of the battle, 2nd Captain Norman Ramsay was on picket with two guns of his troop, when, by a rapid advance of the French Cavalry, over 4000 in number, they were cut off and surrounded. It was supposed that the guns were lost.

Suddenly, however, a great commotion was observed among the French squadrons, and, to quote from Napier’s History of the Peninsular War.

“Men and horses were seen to close with confusion and tumult towards one point, where a thick dust and loud cries, and the sparkling of blades, and flashing of pistols, indicated some extraordinary occurrence. Suddenly the multitude became violently agitated, an English shout pealed high and clear, the mass was rent asunder, and Norman Ramsay burst forth sword in hand at the head of his battery, his horses, breathing fire, stretched like greyhounds along the plain, the guns bounded behind them like things of no weight, and the mounted gunners followed close, with heads bent low and pointed weapons, in desperate career.”

Terrific cheers from the whole of the British Army greeted the success of Norman Ramsay’s brilliant action in thus saving his guns, and his name became a bye-word in the Peninsular Army as the personification of all that was dashing and brilliant.

He was buried at Inveresk, near Edinburgh, in the burial place of his family.
His memory is still guarded with pride by the Royal Regiment of Artillery and the officers and soldiers of 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery.

The sand of the desert is sodden red,—
Red with the wreck of a square that broke;—
The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel dead,
And the regiment blind with dust and smoke.
The river of death has brimmed his banks,
And England's far, and Honour a name,
But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks:
"Play up! play up!
and play the game!"

Sir Henry Newbolt
The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..
Reply With Quote
Old 23 Mar 13, 11:40
kenberry's Avatar
kenberry kenberry is offline
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 13
kenberry is a balanced individual [0]
Searching for Correct Title of Picture

I need help in identifying a picture. Attached is a picture on a new stamp from Mozambique of a French cuirassier in battle. It has two captions, so obviously one or both of them are incorrect: "200th Anniversary of Battle of Borodino 1812" or "Murat's Charge at Eylau 1807". Has anyone ever seen this picture and can tell me who created it or which battle is depicted?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Mocambique 2012 Borodino.jpg (16.2 KB, 24 views)
Reply With Quote
Old 31 May 14, 05:21
Post Captain's Avatar
Post Captain Post Captain is offline
ACG Forums - Field Marshal
Distinguished Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Summer Campaign 100 Greatest Generals, 2008 
Most Decisive Battle Campaign, 2008 Greatest Spy Movies Campaign Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II 
Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C SPQR Campaign 
Real Name: Mickey
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portsmouth
Posts: 6,784
Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Post Captain has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Glorious First of June 1794

This weekend marks the 220th anniversary of the Glorious First of June.

Glorious First of June - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Never Fear the Event

Admiral Lord Nelson
Reply With Quote
Old 02 Aug 15, 15:59
write2's Avatar
write2 write2 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tallinn
Posts: 394
write2 is on the path to success [1-99] write2 is on the path to success [1-99]
Very Useful.

Very useful - Thank you. <;^}
Reply With Quote
Old 27 Aug 15, 12:35
Horatio's Avatar
Horatio Horatio is offline
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toronto
Posts: 8
Horatio is a balanced individual [0]
Yesterday marked the 202nd anniversary of the battles of Dresden and Katzbach.

Dresden was a French victory, but was negated by the Prussian victory at Katzbach, where Blücher demonstrated his aggressive style, the following became a saying in the Prussian army: "Der geht ran wie Blücher an der Katzbach!" ("He goes forward like Blücher at Katzbach!")
Reply With Quote
Old 25 Nov 15, 03:27
ChasseurMarion's Avatar
ChasseurMarion ChasseurMarion is offline
Lance Corporal
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Bratislava
Posts: 46
ChasseurMarion is on the path to success [1-99]
Nothing important this week... only openings of some famous operas and publishment of several unrelated almanachs No, but seriously, the city of Kraków declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna (1815), Cossacks occupied Utrecht (1813), and the Portuguese Royal Family had to leave Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops (1807).
Reply With Quote

Please bookmark this thread if you enjoyed it!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 21:07.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.