This is the memoir of a British army officer whose primary service was in the Peninsular War. After a short period of peace, which he spent in his native Scotland, he was ordered to Belgium where he participated in the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo.
You will find Kinciad's memoirs to be exceptionally enjoyable. Not a schwashbuckler like Marbot, his memoirs are more down to earth and, in most cases, full of humor. Whether he always intended this humor is questionable, but it is there nevertheless.