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Excursions from Brussels. Waterloo.—The Museum Hotel, near the Lion, recommended; Hotel Mont St. Jean (at Mont St. Jean; and Hotel de Colonnes.
The excursion to Waterloo is a very pleasant one indeed--through the forest of Soignies. Few English or American travellers who visit Brussels
can refrain from going to Waterloo and Mont St. The road from Brussels to Waterloo lies for the Jean, the Chateau of Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte, greater part through the Forest of Soignies and Quatre Bras, &c., which, with their exciting as- except the view of the town obtained near the sociations, are as attractive as ever. It may be village of Ixelles, presents no features worthy of done by Rail as well as by coach, &c. The Water- observation. loo District is now traversed by Rail direct from
Byron, using a poetical license, describes the Brussels to Charleroi, taking in Waterloo, Braine
march of the British troops through the forest in l'Alleud, Nivelles, Genappe, Belle Alliance, and
the following beautiful lines : Quatre-Bras. A part of it passes Baulers, Nivelles, Rèves (near Luttre), Frasnes-lez- "And Ardennes waves above them her green leaves Gosselies (Ney's head-quarters), and Wagnelé Dewy with nature's tear drops, as they pass, St. Amand (near Quatre-Bras), Blücher's head- Grieving, if ought inanimate e'er grieves,
Over the unreturning brave. Alas! quarters at the Battle of Ligny.
Ere evening to be trodden like the grass CONVEYANCES.- From Brussels, by rail, see
Which now beneath them, but above shall grow
In its next verdure, when its fiery mass Bradshaw's Continental Guide, page 88. Fare to
Of living valour, rolling on the foe, Braine-l'Alleud (which is the nearest station to the
And burning with high hope, shall moulder cold Mount) there and back, 1st class, 3fr. 80c.; fare of and low." the omnibus from Braine-l'Alleud to the Lion included. N.B.-Stations at Waterloo and Braine
This forest is 9 miles long, and about 8 broad. l'Alleud; the latter only a mile from the Belgian The village of Waterloo receives us immediLion, to which there is a conveyance. By the ately on leaving the forest, but contains nothing four-horse coach (Sundays excepted); fare there to attract our attention, except the elegant little and back, 7 frs. Private carriages for 1 to 5 per- Chapel, built 1855, surmounted by a handsome dome, sons, 25 frs. Insist upon being put down at the and containing several marble tablets to the memory Museum Hotel, when going by private carriage, of those who fell in the contest, and the house in otherwise you will have to walk 3 or 4 miles. which the leg of Lord Uxbridge was amputated. The Museum is kept by the niece of the late The spot in the garden in which the shattered leg Sergeant-Major Cotton.
was buried, is marked by a small monument. In Travellers wishing to possess a concise and
this church are thirty tablets and monuments, authentic history of the celebrated battle should melancholy memorials of the horrible vicissitudes purchase “The Voice from Waterloo," by the late
of war, and its victims, the English officers who fell Serjeant-Major Cotton, to be had at the Waterloo
on that memorable field. Museum, at the foot of the Lion Mount.
"Many a wounded Briton there was laid
With such poor help as time might then allow Waterloo is a large and handsome village. Its From the fresh carnage of the field conveyed. church is an elegant rotunda, adorned by a neat
And they whom human succour could not savo frontispiece, bearing an inseription, which states
Here in its precincts found a hasty grave.
And here, on marble tablets set on high, that the Marquis of Castanaga, governor of the
In English lines by foreign workmen trac'd, Low Countries, laid the first stone of the church
Aro names familiar to an English eye ; in 1690. The hamlet of Monit St. Jean is a little Their brethren here the fit memorials plac'd, beyond Waterloo. The French named the battle Whose unadorned inscriptions briefly tell of the 18th June, 1815, after this hamlet, Mont St.
Their gallant comrades' rank and where they fell” Jean; the victorious allies, as it is well known,
SOUTHEY. called it after the village of Waterloo. Planchenoit, It was in this village that the Duke of Welwhere the farm of La Belle Alliance; the usual lington established his head-quarters on the night ussian name for the battle, is situated, is still a of the 17th of June, 1815. About a mile beyond urther on.
Waterloo we pass through the hamlet of Mont St. Jean, and leaving the road to Nivelles on the memory of the duke, his father, who was mortally right, we proceed in the direction of Genappe and wounded at the battle of Jena. During the
who 3 troops mies, on ren) was 14 miles Wavre. Jout one in front extendm-house
farm of : broken on with :stretchir direcuntil the
where it of the me emiles Road
The 1 sloped 1 sort of V, varied f formed ind then opposite parallel hundred ich. The rely open day bore he centre the two ; right of
de Gountleman's having a unded on the other
iced by a prince displayed the greatest bravery and ability, brick wall: the whole encircled by a grove of and the Duke of Brunswick was killed at the head tall trees. This Château, with the advantages of his famous Black Brunswickers, so called from afforded by its wood and orchard, formed a str wearing a black uniform, out of respect to the point d'appui to the British right wing.
can refrain from going to Waterloo and Mont St. The road from Brussels to Waterloo lies for the Jean, the Chateau of Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte, greater part through the Forest Quatre Bras, sociations, ar done by Rail a loo District is Brussels to CI l'Alleud, Nire Quatre-Bras. Nivelles, Gosselies (N St. Amanda quarters at th
Waterloo is church is an e frontispiece, be that the Marqy Low Countries in 1690. The beyond Waterl of the 18th Ju Jean; the vict called it after the vuage or waterloo. Planohenoit,
where the farm of La Belle Alliance, the usual lingtoni established his head-quarters on the night
Prussian name for the battle, is situated, is still a little further on.
of the 17th of June, 1815. About a mile beyond Waterloo we pass through the hamlet of Mont St. Jean, and leaving the road to Nivelles on the memory of the duke, his father, who was mortally right, we proceed in the direction of Genappe and wounded at the battle of Jena. During the Charleroi, and soon after arrive at the farm of night this division of the troops fell back upon Mont St. Jean, which was immediately in the Waterloo to join the Duke of Wellington, comrear of the centre of the British line. Proceeding mander-in-chief of the Anglo-Belgian army, who further on the road to Charleroi, we arrive at had his head-quarters in that village; his troops La Belle Alliance, a farm-house and hamlet situate were posted in front of the Forest of Soignies, on on the opposite ridge, and corresponding with the the 17th, the Duke's horse (not Copenhagen) was farm of Mont St. Jean. This is the extent of the shot under him; in the evening, he rode 14 miles scene of the tourist's observation.
to have a private meeting with Blücher at Wavre. The campaign of 1815 was remarkable for its The English position occupied a line of about one brief duration -- four days; yet, in that short mile and a half in length, the centre being in front space of time, 50,000 human beings were swept of the farmhouse of Mont St.Jean; the left extendfrom the face of the earth by the ruthless handing to a hamlet called Smonken, and a farm-house of war. On the 15th of June, the French army,
named Papelotte, and having in front the farm of commanded by the Emperor Napoleon in person,
La Haye - Sainte, whence a succession of broken and consisting of about 160,000 men, 20,000 of
roads formed a precarious communication with whom were the old imperial guards, all well
Blücher's position at Wavre; and the right stretchequipped, and accompanied by a numerous training along the same heights, following their direcof artillery, passed the Sambre, and having de
tion in a semicircular slope backwards until the feated some regiments of Prussians, took possession
extreme flank rested on Marke-Braine, where of Charleroi, a town, at that time, without defence. it was protected by a ravine. The right of the On the 16th they advanced into the plains of
British army, extending along the same emiFleurus, where the fate of Belgium has thrice
nence, occupied and protected the Nivelles Road been decided, and at Ligny attacked the Prussian
as far as the enclosures of Hougoumont. The army, whose commander, Field-Marshal Blücher, ground in front of the British position sloped narrowly escaped being taken prisoner.
He had easily down into lower ground, forming a sort of been thrown from his horse in the midst of the
valley-not a level plain, but a declivity, varied action, when surrounded on all sides by the pur
by many gentle sweeps and hollows, as if formed suing enemy, whose precipitation alone prevented by the course of a river. The ground then their recognising the marshal's person.
ascends in the same manner to a ridge opposite mentary repulse of the French by a body of
to that of Mont St. Jean, and running parallel
to it at the distance of twelve or fourteen hundred Prussian cavalry, afforded Blücher time to be extricated from his perilous situation and mounted yards. This was the position of the French. The on a dragoon's horse. The French took some pieces valley between the two ridges is entirely open of artillery and remained masters of the field.
and uninclosed, and on that memorable day bore Blücher made a good retreat to Wavre. While
a tall and strong crop of corn. But in the centre these operations were rapidly carrying on,
of the valley, about half way between the two a strong column of French troops advanced towards ridges, and situated considerably to the right of Quatre Bras, a point of junction of four roads,
the English centre, was the Château de Gounearly twenty miles from Brussels, on the road to mont, or Hougoumont. This was a gentleman's Charleroi, where the Prince of Orange was posted
house of the old Flemish architecture, having a
tower and battlements. It was surrounded on with a division of Belgian and British troops.
one side by a large farm-yard, and on the other A warm action took place, in which the young opening to a garden and orchard, and faced by a prince displayed the greatest bravery and ability, brick wall: the whole encircled by a grove of and the Duke of Brunswick was killed at the head tall trees. This Château, with the advantages of his famous Black Brunswickers, so called from afforded by its wood and orchard, formed a strong wearing a black uniform, out of respect to the point d'appui to the British right wing.