Philippe de Ségur decided to join the French cavalry at the ripe old age of 19, swiftly becoming part of Napoleon’s headquarters staff. He saw service in all of the major Napoleonic campaigns, not just a courtier, distinguished in the crucible of the cavalry charge of Somosierra and also the battlefields of Hanau and Reims.
Being at the hub of Napoleon’s headquarters gave him the opportunity to see into most of the major events of the era and he recorded these with wit and an impressive eye for detail.
These memoirs are a must for any enthusiast of the Napoleonic period.
An Aide-De-Camp of Napoleon Memoirs of General Count De Segur
1995 Worley Publications UK - facsimile of 1895 edition