Lot 511: Paget, Henry


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Lot 511: Paget Henry: (1768-1854) 1St Marquess Of Anglesey. British Field Marshal, Led The Spectacular Charge Of The British Heavy Cavalry Against Comte D'Erlon'S Column At The Battle Of Waterloo, 18Th June 1815. A.L.S., Uxbridge Lt. Gl., As Earl Of Uxbridge, Two Pages, 4To, Uxbridge House, 14Th April 1815, To Sir Willoughby Gordon. Paget Writes, In Full, 'Being Ordered To The Continent To Take Command Of The Cavalry Under The Orders Of Field Marshall (Sic) The Duke Of Wellington, I Beg To Represent The Very Great Advantage It Would Be To Me (Who Must Necessarily Have A Considerable Staff) To Obtain An Order For A Spring Waggon & A Light Forge Waggon Upon The Most Approved Construction With Horses & Drivers To Be Attached To My Quarters'. With Blank Integral Leaf. A Letter Of Good Content Written Almost Two Months To The Day Before The Battle Of Waterloo. Vg Willoughby Gordon (1772-1851) British General, Quartermaster-General To The Forces. Duke Of Wellington (1769-1852) Anglo-Irish Field Marshal & British Prime Minister 1828-30, 1834. Defeated Napoleon At The Battle Of Waterloo. Paget Distinguished Himself On Many Occasions During The Battle Of Waterloo And Had At Least Eight Horses Shot From Under Him. At The End Of The Battle, While Riding Alongside Wellington, Paget'S Right Leg Was Hit By Grapeshot, Leading To The Famous Exchange As He Declared €Œby God, Sir, I'Ve Lost My Leg!€ To Which Wellington Replied €Œby God, Sir, So You Have!€ ] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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