NARRATIVE OF THE EVENTFUL LIFE OF THOMAS JACKSON: MILITIAMAN AND COLDSTREAM SERGEANT, 1803-15
134pp., 13 illus., 3 maps, P.B. 2018. As a sergeant in the Coldstream Guards, he served in Sir Thomas Graham’s 1813-14 campaign in the Netherlands and was wounded and captured during the storming of Bergen-op-Zoom. Jackson provides a harrowing account of this failed assault, the ensuing amputation of his right leg, and his subsequent yearlong convalescence. While many military memoirs end with news of peace or discharge, Jackson also chronicles his postwar life as a Chelsea pensioner and war amputee.