The gardener's house at Hougoumont, with the chapel in the foreground. Hougoumont proved decisive in the Battle of Waterloo, and if you read Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, he gives a great account of Hougoumont and the battle.
Thomas Plunket (died in 1851 or 1852) was an Irish soldier in the British army 95th Rifles regiment. He served throughout the Peninsular War and later in the Hundred Days campaign of 1815. He is remembered for a feat at the Battle of Cacabelos during Moore's retreat to Corunna in 1809. Here Plunket shot the French Général de Brigade Auguste-Marie-François Colbert at a range of around 600 metres using a Baker rifle. Plunket had run forward to make this shot.
Gordons and Greys at the Battle of Waterloo, June So eager was the Scottish infantry, to enter the fray, that they were said to have leapt onto the sides of the Scots grey's mounts as they began to charge.