The Battle of Waterloo
The battle of Waterloo took place on Sunday the 18th of June 1815.
The battle of Waterloo is so called because Wellington’s despatch to England was dated from his headquarters at that place. The world-wide celebrity of the fight was due to the failure of a tremedous cause and the extinction of a tremedous genius.
Napoleon’s salute to Wellington on the morning of June 18th 1815 was a connonade from a hundread and twenty guns. The first was directed toward the enemy’s centre and left, but it was ineffectual, except as the smoke partially masked the first French movement, which was the attack on the Hougonmont by their left, the corps of Reille. (Sloane:1911)
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