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The Diary of a napoleonic foot soldier is a autobiographybiography piece of literature of a soldier who went to war during Napoleons rule Jakob Walter is or was the author of this book and Walter explains to us what he did during several war campaigns Even though Walter was only nineteen he was enlisted to the army by conscription and assigned to the regiment of Romig later to be called the Franquemont Regiment His first major mission was to escort several convoys of captured Prussians from Glogau to Dresden during the month of March1806 His voyage to Dresden was simple but the way back to Glogau they were surrounded by Prussians at the city of Bunzlau So they stayed in Bunzlau and caught any spies that somehow got in One spy that was caught was whipped one hundred and fifty times on his back until he was half dead and then shot because he was about to send letters to the Prussians about the citys manpower After the siege there was over Walter headed back to Glagau Other missions assigned to him were the safe escort of the money wagons from Glagau to the Vistula River the attack on the fortress Stettin and the siege at Glatz Walter had a brother in the was with him who was stationed in the Lilienburg Regiment Whenever they fought and whenever they were in the same city they would look for each other because they had a strong brotherly love In 1809 Walter was called back to war when war with Austria broke out He writes about the march from village to village and would stay at other peoples houses where there was plenty of wine to drink In October he came to a village where he was quartered at a place housing a nun Upon seeing Walter read a lot the Nun started asking questions and Walter lied telling her he was a
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