O Quartel de Lord Wellington Traditional Geocache
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O Quartel de Lord
Esta casa senhorial na aldeia de Freineda pertence à família dos
Garcias e foi quartel general do Duque de Wellington,
comandante-chefe do exército luso-britânico, nos invernos de
1811-1812 e 1812-1813. Esta altura corresponde à época posterior à
terceira invasão francesa, em que os exércitos franceses já tinham
sido expulsos de Portugal mas ainda permaneciam em cidades
Espanholas perto da fronteira como Ciudad Rodrigo e Badajoz.
Corresponde ainda à altura da curta e pouco conhecida "quarta
invasão francesa", em que o exército francês cercou algumas cidades
da Beira mas foram expulsos de Portugal em pouco tempo pelo
O edifício, recentemente restaurado, conserva ainda a traça
original. Está situado no Largo da Praça, em frente à Igreja
A cache está junto das escadarias da casa que foi o Quartel General
de Wellington. Devido à sua localização, tentem ser o mais
discretos possível na busca para não comprometer a cache. Se não
estão habituados a caches urbanas por favor leiam a hint.
Nesta cache não se aceitam trocas
[EN] The History
During the winters of 1811-1812 and 1812-1813, Wellington's
headquarters was in a small Portuguese village called Freineda.
According to Captain Browne, who was in the Adjutant-General's
office, it "was a miserable village... the accommodations of every
kind were as wretched as it was possible to conceive." The village
consisted of about 200 people with 50 houses and a large church;
however it was so small that it could not house the complete
headquarters staff. The Artillery and Engineer Departments were
located in another village about 5 kilometres to the south, while
the medical and commissary departments, along with the
judge-advocate general was housed in a third village about 5
kilometres to the north.
Wellington had the largest house in the town, with a large dining
room for entertaining, and a separate bedroom. The house was made
of large stone blocks and situated close to the church. Living
arrangements for the other officers and men were considerably
different. Judge Advocate Larpant, who moved to Freineda because
his other quarters were so bad, stated that his new quarters "is a
hole boarded off from the common Portuguese room, where there are
three men and two women chattering, and running in and out; the
window between us I have nailed a pocket handkerchief before, but
the boards are open at the top and all about. My room is six feet
by fourteen wide, one pane of glass put in by some former officer
at one end, about a foot by six inches and a fireplace (a great
luxury here) close by it. My table I have squeezed in under the
window, I have one bench, have put up two shelves, have hung my
saddles on one side of my room and my baggage under them, leaving
just place for my bed at the other side of my room; there I eat,
drink, sleep, and write." John Green, who was serving as an
officer's servant, was quite content to be able to sleep in a
The cache is located adjacent to the stairs of the house that was
the main general headcourters of Lord Wellingtong Due to its
location, please try to be as discreet as possible when looking for
the cache. If you are not used to urban caches then please read the
This is a no trade cache, thanks.
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Fvg qbja naq ybbx ba gur pbeare haqre gur fgbarf.