Garrett has a long interest in military history. His interest in Napoleonic era warfare came after a chance exposure to the Richard Sharpe series. Initially writing about British victories, he expanded to covering all theaters of the Napoleonic Wars, as well as the 7 Years War, the South American rebellions and Nader Shah’s campaigns. He lives in the U.S.
19 November 1809 marks the Battle of Ocaña in the Peninsular War when Marshal Jean Soult’s 24-27,000 French, Polish & German infantry & 5-6,000 cavalry smashed General Juan Carlos de Aréizaga’s 44-45,000
7 September 1812 marks the Battle of Borodino in Napoleon Bonaparte’s Russian invasion when his 86,000 French, German & Polish infantry & 28,000 cavalries defeated Field Marshal Prince Mikhail Kutuzov’s 72,000 Russian
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