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Battle of Waterloo

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The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by combined armies of the Seventh Coalition, an Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. It was the culminating battle of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French and marked the end of his Hundred Days' return from exile.

Historical Timeline

  • von Muffling General von Zieten has dispatched an officer with news that the French have attacked near Charleroi. This will, surely, start the war anew.

    Wed, Jun 15, 2011 09:00PM
  • von Muffling Have commnunicated to the Duke of Wellington this news. He had heard nothing of it from his advanced posts at Mons.

    Wed, Jun 15, 2011 09:10PM
  • von Muffling The Duke waits for positive confirmation before determining his movements, but he means to fight in conjunction with the Prussian army.

    Wed, Jun 15, 2011 09:30PM
  • von Muffling The Duke orderd all to be in readiness, as departure of troops is certain & will send a brigade of light cavalry at once to Quatre Bras.

    Wed, Jun 15, 2011 11:00PM
  • von Muffling The numerous friends of Napoleon here at Brussels make their presence known. Cannonade can be distinctly heard before the gates of Brussels

    Thu, Jun 16, 2011 12:45AM
  • von Muffling Intelligence of the commencement of hostilities, forwarded from Charleroi to Namur, has reached me a second time.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2011 01:00AM
  • von Muffling The Field-Marshal is concentrating at Sombref, and wishes to know the concentration of Wellington's army.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2011 01:05AM
  • von Muffling The Duke cannot fix his point of concentration before receiving news from Mons. He promised to give me immediate notice when this arrived.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2011 01:15AM
  • von Muffling I am unable to answer the Field-Marshal's request, but keep a courier at the ready.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2011 04:00AM
  • von Muffling Duke entered my room to say heard from Mons, from General Dornberg. Napoleon has turned towards Charleroi with all his forces.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2011 06:00AM