WITH CRAUFURD IN BUENOS AIRES 1807: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT BY AN OFFICER OF THE 36TH FOOT
160pp., illus. & maps, printed boards. 2018. Very few British accounts of this campaign have ever come to light. This excellent account was first published by the South and Central American Military Historians Society but such is its importance that is needs this new edition. The 36th Regiment formed part of the reinforcements under Craufurd which arrived at Montevideo on June 14th 1807. Many of the troops had been cooped up aboard ships for almost nine months when they found themselves battling their way into the streets of Buenos Aires on July 5th. After hanging on grimly for what must have seemed like an age, Lumley led his men to the Plaza de Toros. Here, the 36th were left kicking their heels in frustration until news of the armistice arrived which resulted in the surrender of Whitelocke’s force on July 7th.