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Wellington's own account of the battle of Waterloo...

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August 05, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 5, 1815 

* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium
* Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon I

Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon.
His account is prefaced with: "...have the following British official account of the first battle in the new war, in which Wellington claims a victory over Napoleon..." and what follows is the report from the "London Gazette Extraordinary" which also has a prefacing note about the report coming from the duke of Wellington, datelined: "Waterloo, June 19, 1815".
This lengthy account, from Wellington's own perspective, takes two pages and is signed by him in type: Wellington. A few follow-up items including a note on the killed & wounded continues over to the following page.
Other items in this issue include various: "War Events" "Kidnapped Negroes" and a lengthy account of the: "Dartmoor Massacre" which takes all of 1-3 & some of pg. 4.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War