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BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Duke of Wellington's Scottish (Scots Grays), Irish (Inniskilling) and English Dragoon Regiments of the British Heavy Cavalry battle through D'Erlon's Infantry Corps and French lancers in the most famous charge of British cavalry of Napoleonic Wars, at the battle of Waterloo, June 18th 1815.
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CHARGE OF THE UNION BRIGADE!
At about 2:00 pm the British Union Brigade crashes through the ranks of Napoleon's 1st Infantry Corps. The 2nd Royal North British Dragoons (later known as "The Scots Greys") on the far left of the line, plow through Marcognet's division, only Durutte's division will escape intact. With Brigade General Ponsonby at their head, elements of the now disordered Heavy Cavalry charge on to the French artillery.
Even though, at close quarters, the French Gunners and attached Line Infantry are no match for the wild Scots, they desperately try to save their 12-pounder field pieces. However, the British Heavy Cavalry is now out of control and Napoleon's retribution will be swift.
From the undulating ground before Papelotte, come the thunder of hooves and the deadly lances of the 4th Lancer Regiment and the 3rd Chasseurs ? Cheval. In the confusion, many of the British soldiers are completely unaware of the onslaught as the fresh French Cavalry sweeps through their flank.
General Ponsonby's mount leaps through the mud as the exhausted Brigade is herded together for the final kill.
Even against all odds the brave men continue to fight. Sergeant Urban will shortly saber the Brigade General himself, as he attempts to capture the Eagle of the 4th Lancers
CHARGE OF THE UNION BRIGADE - Britsh Heavy cavalry at Waterloo, 18th June 1815 AD. Napoleonic Wars History Art Print by Mark Churms, published by Cranston Fine Arts of Scotland & Fine Art Giclee Reproductions on canvas by Mark Churms, published by MarkChurms.com available.