Sharpe's Waterloo: Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign - The Fourth Day, Chapters 13 thru 16 Summary & Analysis

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The Fourth Day, Chapters 13 thru 16 Summary

Chapter 13 opens with the preparations by the British forces for the impending battle. It stops raining sometime during the night and before dawn Sharpe and Harper join the officers and staff who take the road south to the crossroads at Mont-St-Jean from the small town of Waterloo.

At the headquarters of the Prussian army Marshal Prince Blucher commands General Wilhelm von Bulow's Fourth Corp to lead an advance on Waterloo to fight side by side with Wellington; however, his chief of staff, Geisenau deliberately delays the departure of the Prussian troops.

On the northern ridge, Wellington prepares for the battle, sending the baggage to the rear, the troops being ordered to keep nothing but their weapons, ammunition and canteens. The Duke's infantry wait in columns of companies on the north ridge while to their south...

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