Help support TMP


"1805 Hanover Expedition" Topic


6 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Napoleonic Discussion Message Board


Areas of Interest

Napoleonic

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Ruleset


1,559 hits since 17 Apr 2008
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Byrhthelm18 Apr 2008 3:49 a.m. PST

Can anyone recommend any reading that covers Cathcart's 'useless expedition' to Hanover in 1805?

Mallen18 Apr 2008 5:52 a.m. PST

Only Fortescue's "History of the British Army."

Steven H Smith18 Apr 2008 9:15 a.m. PST

Sir William Schaw Cathcart, 1755- 1843 and the Battle of Munkaiser – there appears to be room for further research in this area! <;^}

Steve

Byrhthelm18 Apr 2008 9:47 a.m. PST

"there appears to be room for further research in this area! <;^}"

There most certainly does! A Google search brought up one reference to the Battle of Munkaiser, and I'm now reading through reams of text to find what I suspect to be a mention in passing! ;-) (Oh well, ce n'est pas magnifique, maid c'est la vie!)

B.

Steven H Smith18 Apr 2008 10:48 a.m. PST

I found a few items. Use "1805 Hanover Expedition" as a google search to get the names of persons involved in expedition – then expand search from there – Good Luck Steve

Expedition to recapture Hanover, December 1805 to February 1806:

Vol 1, History of the King's German Legion by North Ludlow Beamish.

link

In vol 2, at the end you can locate the units involved.

link

This one looks promissing! Part 5 of

Atkinson, C. T (ed.). 'Gleanings from the Cathcart MSS, 1 : Marlborough's wars (general); 2 : Marlborough's campaigns of 1707-8; 3 : Marlborough's campaigns of 1709-1712; The Netherlands, 1794-5; 5 : The younger Pitt's last venture : the expedition to Hanover, 1805-6; 6 : the "conjoint" expedition to Copenhagen, 1807. 6 pts.' Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 29:117 (1951), 20-5; 29:118 (1951), 64-8; 29:119 (1951), 97-103; 29:120 (1951), 144-57; 30:121 (1952), 22-9; 30:122 (1952), 80-7. Publisher: Society for Army Historical Research. NOT on Google. :(

The Life of His Grace Arthur, Duke, Marquis, and Earl of Wellington … by Francis L. Clarke:

link


Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of … by Robert Stewart Castlereagh, vol 6:

link

Byrhthelm18 Apr 2008 11:26 a.m. PST

Steven,

Muchly appreciated. Many thanks.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.