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The Verden LANDWEHR r battalion spent most of the battle about 1200 yards west of the Elm Tree crossroads just below the ridge line. They stood near where the new convent now is and had a good view of the attacks on the Nassau troops at Papelotte and the destruction of DErlons corps. In 1826 their Brigadier wrote that the Landehr Verden battalion was moved forward to support the English infantry during DErlons assault and that they exchanged lots of skirmish fire with French Trilliars at the hedge at the top of the ridge. Apart from that they had a rather uneventul battle, getting hit by the occasional 12 lb cannon ball, but not actually engaged in any substantial direct combat.

They had a grandstand seat to watch the arrival of the Prussians and Durettes gallant stand in the afternoon. They had the misfortune to be shelled by the Prussians at one point towards the end of the battle,.

At Quatre Bras the battalion was slow to form square and got badly mauled by a French cavalry charge. Many sources refer to the battalion as being ' wrecked ' on the 16th.

The battalion lost 165 out of 621 men between June 16 and June 18 th.

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