Tel: 1 (905) 634-3848

Text: 1 (905) 906-3848

Purveyors of Authentic Militaria

  • The Outstanding Waterloo Medal to Captain August von Reden; Wounded at Hougoumont
  • The Outstanding Waterloo Medal to Captain August von Reden; Wounded at Hougoumont
  • The Outstanding Waterloo Medal to Captain August von Reden; Wounded at Hougoumont
  • The Outstanding Waterloo Medal to Captain August von Reden; Wounded at Hougoumont
  • The Outstanding Waterloo Medal to Captain August von Reden; Wounded at Hougoumont

Item: G25122

The Outstanding Waterloo Medal to Captain August von Reden; Wounded at Hougoumont

$5,000

0% Buyer's Premium

eMedals proudly ships worldwide, see our shipping information

What's a max bid?

Your maximum bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item.

Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point.

Max bidding example:

If the current auction price is $100 dollars and you place a maximum bid of $120 dollars, the system will bid $101 dollars on your behalf.

If no other participant places a bid, you win that auction lot for $101 dollars.

If another auction participant places a bid of $110 dollars, the system will subsequently place a bid of $111 dollars on your behalf. The system will continue to bid in $1.00 dollar increments until your maximum bid of $120 dollars is exceeded.

If another auction participant places a bid for $125 dollars, the auction lot price will display $121 dollars having exceeded your previously submitted maximum bid by $1.00 dollar.

Buyer's Premium

All bids are subject to a Buyer's Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

Twenty-Two Percent (22%) of the Hammer Price

The Outstanding Waterloo Medal to Captain August von Reden; Wounded at Hougoumont

The Outstanding Hanoverian Waterloo Medal to Captain August von Reden, Who Commanded the Feldjägerkorps During Their Valiant Attempt to Hold the Woods at Hougoumont. He Rallied His Men to Fight On, Despite Being Wounded and His Force Being Outnumbered 4 to 1: (CAPTAIN AUGUST VON REDEN, FELDJÄGERKORPS 1.COMPAGNIE). Naming is officially impressed in large capitals, inverted, ghosted impressed "F" over the comma after "REDEN". Original ribbon, edge nicks, contact marks, fine. Accompanied by assorted research papers.

Footnote: Captain August von Reden commanded the Feldjägerkorps (Military Police Corps) at Waterloo. His command was comprised of two companies, as part of Major General Graf von Kielmannsegge's 1st Hanoverian Brigade Von Reden and his men occupied the wood that screened Hougoumont's buildings from artillery fire from the south. The wood was approximately 300 metres long and 200 metres wide. It was defended by about 470 Hanoverians and Nassuers. The Allies were driven from the woods by 11:35 am on the day of the battle. The French force outnumbered them 10 to 1. Von Reden fought a valiant rear-guard action and was wounded. Two of his men, Feldjäger Julius Brinkmann and Feldjäger Wilhelm Brinkmann, were awarded the Guelphic Medal for their gallantry in support of their commanding officer: "Both men were with parts of their unit at Hougoumont on a small knoll of woods. This was attacked by a superior French force which pushed the defenders out. Captain von Reden and a group of soldiers, including these two, were surrounded by the enemy. Wilhelm made his escape, although wounded, and rounded up several other Feldjägers; and with some English Guards pushed back the enemy and rescued those who were surrounded. Julius never left Captain von Reden although wounded, and once rescued he continued to fight the French."

Back To Top