January 13th Reports of a plan to remove Napoleon to St Helena began to appear in a number of British newspapers February 26th Napoleon left Elba March 1st Napoleon landed at Golfe-Juan 5th Royalist Infantry defected to Napoleon 6th News of Napoleon's flight reached Vienna 7th Infantry Regiment defected 13th Congress of Vienna declares Napoleon outlaw Napoleon issued edict dissolving assembly 14th Marshall Ney defects to Napoleon 15th Joachim Murat, King of Naples declares war on Austria. 19th Louis XVIII leaves Paris 20th Napoleon Arrives in Paris 25th Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain each agreed to supply 150,000 to fight against Napoleon Britain unable to raise enough troops so provides subsidy to allies. 29th Napoleon issues decree abolishing Slave Trade
April 7th Samuel Whitbread, Whig Leader in House of Commons said Wellington and other diplomats who had signed treaty against Napoleon at Vienna should be impeached. 14th Napoleon meets Benjamin Constant; work begins on constitution 22nd Acte additionnel published May 2nd Louis XVIII, manifesto published in Ghent calls on the people to chase out the usurper. 15th Royalist rebellion in the Vendee, West France. 18th Battle of Tolentino Murat defeated by Austrians 21st Murat's wife, Caroline, Napoleon's sister boarded a British war ship and was taken to Trieste 25th Earl Grey's amendment against resumption of war lost in House of Lords; among those voting against the war was Wellington's brother Lord Wellesley. June 11th Members of British Government tell John Quincy Adams that they expect Napoleon soon to seek refuge in America. 12th Napoleon leaves Paris to join the army of the north 15th Beginning of campaign against British and Prussian forces 16th Quatre Bras and Ligny 18th Waterloo 19th News of Waterloo reached London 20th News of defeat reached Paris 21st Napoleon arrived back in Paris 22nd Napoleon Abdicated 23rd Executive Commission set up to rule France 24th Napoleon "invited" to leave Paris by Fouche - moves to Malmaison; White terror begins in South of France 25th General Beker appointed Commanding Officer of Napoleon's Guard at Malmaison; Commission asks Wellington for safe conduct for Napoleon to go to America Louis XVIII returns to France 26th Fouche informed Napoleon that two frigates in Rochefort were ready to take him to America once safe conduct had been granted 27th Fouche sent message urging Napoleon to leave Malmaison 28th Napoleon's doctor gave him small bottle of poison in case he was captured by advancing Prussian army 29th Napoleon left Malmaison - spent night at Rambouillet 30th Napoleon spent night at Tours
The memorial bears the following inscription:
Ici, le 8 juillet 1815, Napoléon 1er a quitté le continent pour l’exil. L’Empereur a été porté jusqu’à la baleinière par le marin Baud, natif de Fouras. Don du Baron Gourgaud, arrière-petit-fils du général Gourgaud (1)
July 1st Napoleon in Niort Croker (First Secretary of Admiralty) in Paris set down rules for any ship that captured Napoleon 3rd Napoleon arrived at La Rochelle Paris capitulates 5th Napoleon joined by brother Joseph at La Rochelle 6th Samuel Whitbread, Whig Leader and opponent of war, commits suicide. 7th Government set up under Talleyrand and Fouche Lord Liverpool writes to Castlereagh that if they capture Napoleon the easiest course would be to hand him over to France; 8th Napoleon boarded Saale from Fouras beach 2nd Restoration of Louis XVIII gives orders to arrest Napoleon 9th Fouche (Duc D'Oranto) appointed Minister of Police by Louis XVIII 10th Napoleon ent Savary and las Cases to Bellerophon to negotiate with English 12th Napoleon moved to Ile d'Aix 14th Las Cases and Lallemand informed captain of Bellerophon that Napoleon would come on board the next morning Napoleon writes letter to Prince Regent 15th Napoleon went on board Bellerophon Lord Liverpool writes to Castlereagh that if they capture Napoleon St. Helena or Cape of Good Hope would be the best places to secure him. 18th Metternich wrote to Marie Louise saying it had been agreed that Napoleon would be imprisoned at Fort St. George in Scotland. 21st Letter From Lord Liverpool to Castlereagh in Paris proposing Napoleon should be sent to St. Helena 24th Hudson Lowe chosen to be Governor of St. Helena 25th Bellerophon arrived in Torbay 26th Bellerophon leaves Torbay for Plymouth 29th Gazette confirmed Napoleon would be sent to St. Helena 30th Napoleon officially informed by Lord Keith that he was to be sent to St Helena. August 4th Anthony Mackenrot attempted to serve Lord Keith with a subpoena requesting Napoleon to appear as a witness in court Bellerophon leaves Plymouth for open sea 7th Napoleon transferred to Northumberland October 13th Murat executed after failing to recapture Kingdom of Naples 15th Northumberland arrives at St. Helena 17th Napoleon goes ashore lodges for night in Jamestown 18th Napoleon visits Longwood and moves to Briars December 10th Napoleon moves to Longwood
(1) The tide was out, and Napoleon was carried out to his boat on the back of a local sailor.