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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2018 9:03 p.m. PST

"Son of a Walsall bucklemaker, Thomas Jackson (1785/6-1859) guarded King George III at Windsor Castle and Weymouth while serving in the Staffordshire Militia before losing a leg as a Coldstream sergeant during the 1814 storming of Bergen-op-Zoom.

Forced to retire from his trade as a plater due to old age and ill health, Jackson composed an account of his military adventures in 1846, intending to leave ‘a record of my history' for the benefit of his children and their descendants. However, with the assistance of a local Yeomanry officer and the financial generosity of his ‘fellow townsmen', Jackson was able to publish his Narrative the following year

The result is a remarkable but largely unknown account of life in the Napoleonic-era British army. Indeed, until now, the Narrativehas never been reissued since its initial printing 170 years ago; only a handful of original copies survive in university and research libraries in the United Kingdom and North America…."
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Armand

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2018 9:23 a.m. PST

You just posted this!?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

Don't understand the question my friend.

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Armand

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