Bogue, Richard (DNB00)

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BOGUE, RICHARD (1783–1813), captain royal artillery, who fell before Leipzig in 1813, was son of John Bogue, M.D., of Fareham, Hampshire, and was born in 1783. He entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, as a cadet, 31 Jan. 1797, passing out as a second lieutenant in the royal artillery in July 1798, and becoming a second captain in that corps in March 1806. In June 1813 he went out to the north of Germany with some artillery detachments, which were united under his command as a rocket brigade, afterwards officially known as the (late) 2nd rocket troop, royal artillery. The troop, while attached to the army of the Prince Royal of Sweden (Bernadotte), rendered very important service in the memorable battles around Leipzig on 16-19 Oct. 1813. On 18 Oct., the second day of fighting, when supporting Bulow’s corps, which was on the extreme left of the prince royal, in an attack upon a retiring body of French near the village of Paunsdorf, Bogue was killed by a cannon-ball which struck him on the head, or, by some accounts, the breast. He lies buried in the village of Taucha, some miles north-east of Leipzig.

[Gent. Mag. lxxxiii. ii. 507; Kane’s List of Officers R. Art. (revised ed. Woolrich, 1869; Duncan's Hist. R. Art. i. 394, 404, ii. 290; Marquis of Londonderry's Narrative of War in Germany, p. 172 (London, 1830); Alison's Hist. of Europe, xii. 246 (ed. 1849-50); Murray’s Handbook of N. Germany (name misspelt Bowyer), p. 2821]

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