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Byrhthelm18 Apr 2008 4:49 a.m. PST

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

Mallen18 Apr 2008 6:52 a.m. PST

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

Steven H Smith18 Apr 2008 10:15 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! <;^}


Byrhthelm18 Apr 2008 10:47 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!)


Steven H Smith18 Apr 2008 11:48 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.


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


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:


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


Byrhthelm18 Apr 2008 12:26 p.m. PST


Muchly appreciated. Many thanks.

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