Memoirs of John Kincaid, a lieutenant in the 95th Rifles during the Peninsula Campaign in Spain during the Napoleonic wars.
ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE, IN THE PENINSULA, FRANCE, AND THE NETHERLANDS, FROM 1809 TO 1815. By Captain J. Kincaid. 3rd Edition. London:T. & W. Boone, 29, New Bond Street, 1847. Hardcover, 361 pages.
Marbled covers with red moroccan spine and corners, same marbled paper inside covers, fly leaf and end papers. Original binding. Wear to corners, and spine, fly leaf to title page with 50% separation. Overall a good tight copy.
Presentation inside reverse fly leaf, “To London Irish Rifles Officers Mess from Captain Moore.”
An excellent memoir by Captain John Kincaid (only a lieutenant during Napoleonic Wars), covering the period of his enlistment into the 95th Rifles and his experiences during the campaigns in Spain, and France, etc. Kincaid was severely wounded while leading a forlorn hope against the Fortress at Ciudad Rodrigo in 1812, then serving under Wellington, and again had a horse shot out from under him during the Battle of Waterloo.
This memoir, along with a few others were the basis of the British Series, Sharpe’s Rifles, by Bernard Cornwall.
I have provide images of the table of contents to see the extensive amount of material covered during this period in Sir John Kincaid’s military service.