His post-Napoleonic career was stunted by lack of potential advancement, so much so that he became involved in civil engineering and work on fortifications. He was posted to Ireland where he endeavoured to improve the conditions of the poor, particularly straining all his influence during the disastrous potato famine. Whilst doing this he was also a frequent correspondent with the military establishment over improvements and clashed with the indifference of politicians and their budgets. The first volume ends with the beginnings of the tension with Russia and his coming employment in the Crimea.
- ISBN: 9781908902337 |
- Hardcover: 420 pages |
- Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing |
- Publication date: May 1, 2012 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook