Napoleonic Literature
Napoleon and His Marshals - Vol. II
Title Page & Table of Contents

Author: J. T. Headley
Published:  c.1850, New York, Hurst & Company

This, the second of a 2-volume set, contains 14 chapters, which commences with chapter XI and ends with chapter XXIV.  Chapters I through X are contained in Vol. I. Both volumes are contained within the same cover.

As always, I ask your cooperation in notifying me of any typos you may discover. Just send me,  , an email describing the typo and the chapter it is in. Remember, however, that you will be reading a book that was written and printed in more than a century past, when the rules of English grammar were different and many words were not spelled as they are today.
 

John Schneider


TABLE OF CONTENTS


XI
MARSHAL MURAT. 

His Early Life— Studies Theology— His Adventures— His Bravery in Egypt— He marries Napoleon's Sister— His Personal Appearance and Knightly Dress and Bearing— Battle of Mount Tabor— The Admiration of the Cossacks— His Quarrel with Napoleon— Charge at Eylau— His Character as King— His Desertion of Napoleon— His Flight and Distress after the Battle of Waterloo— Last Attempt to regain his Throne— His Tragical Death.

XII
MARSHAL LEFEBVRE.

His Early Life— Character— Siege and Capture of Dantzick— Campaign in the Tyrol— Bloody Combat in an Alpine Gorge— His Death— Ignorance of his Wife— Her Generosity.

XIII
MARSHAL MASSENA.

Outline of his Career— His Character— Conduct at Rivoli and Zurich— Siege of Genoa— Terrible passage of the Traun— Bravery at Aspern— Wagram— at Znaym— Campaign in Portugal— Death

XIV
MARSHAL MARMONT.

His Early Life— Bravery at Marengo— Battle of Salamanca— Splendid Manœuvres— His Defence and Surrender of Paris— The Charge of Treason— Revolution of 1830— His Self-exile.

XV
MARSHAL VICTOR.

His Campaign in Italy— His Regiment named the Terrible— Bravery at Marengo— At Friedland— Defeat at Talavera— Terrible Passage of the Beresina— His Last Efforts for France— His Disgrace— Is Wounded

XVI
MARSHAL BRUNE.

His Early Life— A Jacobin in the Revolution— Patronized by Danton— First Campaign in Italy— Commander-in-chief in Switzerland— Repels the Invasion of the English and Russians of Holland— Commands the Army in Italy— His Disgrace— His Tragical Death.

XVII
MARSHAL OUDINOT.

His Early Life— Bravery at Feldkirch— At Zurich— His Daring at the Bridge Tabor— Made Marshal at Wagram— His Courage at the Passage of the Beresina— Battle of Bautzen— Magnificent Spectacle of the Army— Death of Duroc and mournful scene around the tent of the Emperor.

XVIII
MARSHAL BESSIERES.

His Journey with Murat to Paris— Commands the Old Guard— Character of the Imperial Guard—Of Bessieres— Cavalry Charge at Austerlitz— Battle of Rio Seco—  Cavalry Charge at Aspern— at Wagram— His Death at Bautzen.

XIX
MARSHAL JOURDAN.

Serves in the War of the American Revolution— His Victory at Wattignies— At Fleurus— A Member of the Council of Five Hundred— Major-General in Spain— His Character.

XX
MARSHAL BERNADOTTE.

His Early Life— Marries the Sister-in-law of Joseph Bonaparte— His Envy and Treason— His Folly and Disgrace at Wagram— Elected Crown Prince of Sweden— Quarrels with Napoleon— Joins the Allies— His Character

XXI
MARSHAL SUCHET.

His Early Career— His Campaigns in Spain— Siege of Lerida— Storming of Taragona— Taking of Montserrat— Battle of Saguntum— Siege and Fall of Valencia— His Character.

XXII
MARSHAL PONIATOWSKI.

His Efforts under Kosciusko to Save his Country— Appointed Minister of State in the Grand Duchy of Warsaw— Joins Napoleon In his Invasion of Russia— His Last Struggle at Leipsic— His Tragical Death and Imposing Funeral— His Character.

XXIII
MARSHAL GROUCHY.

His Bravery and Capture at Novi— His Desperate Charge at Raab— At Wagram— At Borodino— Commands the Sacred Squadron— Gallant Charge at Vaux Champs— His Conduct at Waterloo.

XXIV
MARSHAL NEY.

His Early Life— Taking of Manheim— His Character— Bravery at Jena— Awful Retreat of the Grand Army from Russia— Ney Commands the Rear Guard— Battle of Waterloo— Charge of the Old Guard— His Death.