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Moore, John Sir 1761-1809

Overview
Works: 126 works in 336 publications in 2 languages and 3,066 library holdings
Genres: Military history  Biography  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Songs and music  History  Musical settings  Music‡vTexts 
Roles: Author, Honoree
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Most widely held works by John Moore
The diary of Sir John Moore by John Moore( Book )

14 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States of the pay of the several regiments of horse, dragoons, foot, and Royal artillery, on the peace establishment of Ireland, &c. &c. By John Moore by John Moore( )

6 editions published in 1786 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Craufurd and his Light Division : with many anecdotes, a paper and letters by Sir John Moore, and also letters from the Right Hon. W. Windham, the Duke of Wellington, Lord Londonderry, and others by Alexander H Craufurd( Book )

7 editions published between 1891 and 1987 in English and German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. The Duke of Wellington was faced by numerous problems as the head of the British Army in the Peninsular War from 1809, not least of which were the number and quality of the sub-ordinate generals that he was sent by the powers that be at Horse Guards. Ranging from blind cavalry commanders such as Baron von Bock, to Sir William Erskine, who was "generally understood him to be a madman.", however set apart from these characters was Robert "Black Bob" Craufurd, leader of the Light Division. He was, apart from a handful of errors, as dependable, hard fighting and able a general as the Iron Duke would have under his command in the Peninsular. He died the death of a gallant general, from wounds sustained at the head of his troops at the breach of Cuidad Rodrigo in 1812, after numerous successful battles and engagements. Craufurd's Grandson, Alexander Craufurd, decided to write a memoir tying together historical documents and the numerous memoirs left by the men of the Light Division, the 43rd, 52nd and 95th Regiments. He does not attempt to gloss over the failings of his grandfather although as might be expected he does his level best to explain them and with the help of eye-witnesses excuse them. General Craufurd, had a long career of soldiering in varied locations before his service, including India and South America where he established his reputation as an outstanding regimental officer and very unafraid of condemning what he saw was bad generalship. In character he was stern and often sullenly broody, a strict disciplinarian, whose men could not be said to love him by they definitely trusted his judgement and were glad to be commanded by a man who looked after their basic needs. He was a "scientific officer" who trained his men to excel in their roles at the outposts, at the forefront of advances and the rearguards of retreats. His officers however roundly disliked him but as Sir George Napier said; "Although he was a most unpopular man, every officer of the Light Division must acknowledge that, by his unwearied and active exertions of mind and body, that Division was brought to a state of discipline and knowledge of the duties of light troops, which never was equalled by any Division in the British army, or surpassed by any Division of the French army." An excellent book on one of the finest British Generals of the Peninsular War
The life & letters of Sir John Moore by John Moore( Book )

4 editions published between 1913 and 1923 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuing his escaping bird, Jake discovers he has acquired the power of flight, which leads him to amazing experiences amid the birds outside
A narrative of the campaign of the British Army in Spain, commanded by His Excellency Sir John Moore by James Carrick Moore( Book )

9 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coal black steed. : an original glee-- by John Moore( Book )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington's campaigns, Peninsula-Waterloo, 1808-15; also Moore's campaign of Corunna (for military students) by C. W Robinson( Book )

3 editions published between 1905 and 1907 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Army states for the Irish Establishment by John Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1782 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldiers [sic] grave : monody on the death of Sir John Moore by T Williams( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish campaign of Sir John Moore by John Henry ANDERSON( Book )

3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Sir John Moore by John Moore( Book )

3 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B by James Carrick Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life & Letters of Sir John Moore. [With plates, including a portrait, and Sir John Moore. [With plates, including a portrait and a map.] by Beatrice BROWNRIGG( Book )

4 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cromwell to Wellington : twelve soldiers by Spenser Wilkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Moore by Carola Oman( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of John Moore by John Moore( Book )

3 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary by John Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Sir John Moore : stantem ne proruas columnam by John Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monody on the death of Lieut. General Sir John Moore by Robert Treat Paine( Book )

1 edition published in 1811 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Eyewitness to the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo : the letters and journals of Lieutenant Colonel James Stanhope 1803 to 1825 recording his service with Sir John Moore, Sir Thomas Graham and the Duke of WellingtonMarch of death : Sir John Moore's retreat to Corunna, 1808-1809Corunna 1809 : Sir John Moore's fighting retreat
Alternative Names
John Moore

John Moore britischer General während der napoleonischen Kriege

John Moore Britse generaal tijdens de Napoleontische oorlogen

John Moore général britannique

John Moore generale britannico

Джон Мур английский генерал

جان مور افسر بریتانیایی

ジョン・ムーア (1761-1809)

约翰·摩尔

約翰·摩爾 (英軍將領) 英國士兵和將軍

Languages
English (224)

German (1)