A YOUNG GENTLEMAN AT WAR: THE LETTERS OF CAPTAIN THE HONOURABLE ORLANDO BRIDGEMAN 1ST FOOT GUARDS IN THE PENINSULA AND AT WATERLOO 1812-15.
204pp., 9 colour & 1 b/w plate, P.B. 2008.
Bridgeman’s vivid letters begin on service arriving with his regiment into the siege at Cadiz. His first real action was at the siege of San Sebastian (where he was one of 5 volunteers to show the 5th Division how to assault & was wounded). At Waterloo he served actively as an Aide to Sir Rowland Hill & was again wounded.