THE PENINSULAR & WATERLOO LETTERS OF THE REVEREND SAMUEL BRISCALL 1808-20.
146pp., some illus., printed boards. 2017. Briscall became Chaplain to the Forces in 1808, serving in the Corunna campaign. General Orders, Talavera, 2 August 1809, ‘The Rev. Samuel Briscall is appointed Chaplain to the Forces from 25th May.’ He served with field army until late in 1811 when he became ill and was sent back to England to recuperate. He returned to Lisbon in April 1813 and rejoined the field army at Vera in the Pyrenees on 25 October 1813. General Orders of 19 May 1813 note that he was reappointed to the Staff, attached to H.Q. from 25 February 1813. He served as Chaplain to the British Embassy in Paris in 1814. He was senior Chaplain in the British Army (with forage for four horses) and was invited to the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball on 15 June 1815.