A New Publication from the Portsmouth Napoleonic Society
Major Henry Bowyer Lane
Memoirs of a Peninsular War Rocket Man
Gazetted a Second Lieutenant of the Royal Artillery in 1799, Henry Bowyer Lane had a service career spanning some 27 years and saw action from the earliest days of the Napoleonic wars.
In writing this memoir, Henryís son, Frederick used his fatherís manuscript to privately publish a short biography, with the view of adding this honourable veteran to the already long list of distinguished officers of that service.
The background information, maps and footnotes are provided by the editor to set the overall scene of events that Henry found himself involved, including, Egypt, Oporto, Talavera, Busaco, Fuentas de Onoro, culminating in his promotion into the newly formed Rocket Corps toward the termination of the Peninsular War and then the ill-fated expedition to New Orleans.
Originally published in 1883, this work has long been unavailable, and is a very welcome complement for any enthusiastís library.
Blue cloth/Hardback, 70 pages, Limited edition of 25 only.
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