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After S Wharton (active 1816)

Exterior of the Garden Wall of Chateau Goumont adjoining the Wood, a point of the greatest Interest 1816

RCIN 750740.h

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Chateau Hougoumont, or Goumont, was to the right of the allied line, and was protected by a high wall. The British, Hanoverian and Nassau troops stationed here held the buildings against repeated French attack. The determination of the French to take Hougoumont, and the allies’ fierce resistance, proved a serious distraction for Napoleon’s forces.