Battle of Waterloo in Les Miserables as a source?

Is the account of the Battle of Waterloo in Les Miserables a legitimate source for a university essay? I have to compare the Battle of Waterloo and the Battle of the Somme and I was planning to use Les Miserables as a reference but I'm not sure if it is considered historically accurate

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  • 7 years ago
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    While it's historical elements are for the most part quite accurate, Les Miserables is still a work of fiction and should not be counted as a historical source.

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