THE 3rd SCOTS GUARDS IN TIME OF WAR: THE MEMOIRS OF SERGEANT JOHN STEVENSON, 1793-1814
224pp., illus., 10 maps. 2018. This important memoir, quoted by both Fortescue & Oman, is without doubt one of the most rare, there only being 5 copies recorded. His memoir covers campaigns including Ireland in 1798, Egypt 1801, Hanover 1806, Copenhagen 1807, the Peninsular war 1809-11 (Oporto, Talavera, Bussaco, Torres Vedras & Fuentes d’Onoro) & Bergen op Zoom 1814. It is also an important study of the rise of Methodism in the British Army. He served as a private for 5 years and was promoted sergeant in 1800.