Lot 881: [Waterloo Battle Of]



2015-07-10 15:43:43

Lot 881: [Waterloo Battle Of]: Hill Rowland (1772-1842) 1St Viscount Hill. British General Who Served In The Napoleonic Wars As A Trusted Brigade, Division And Corps Commander Under The Duke Of Wellington. At The Battle Of Waterloo, Hill Commanded The Ii Corps And Led The Famous Charge Of Sir Frederick Adam'S Brigade Against The Imperial Guard Towards The End Of The Battle. A.L.S., Hill, Two Pages, 8Vo, Horse Guards, 18Th September 1839, To General Dunne. Hill Acknowledges Receipt Of His Correspondent'S Letter And Informs Him 'The Only Vacancy In The 10Th Regiment Of Which I Have Received A Report Is One Occasioned By The Death Of Ensign D'Oyly And For That Which Will Be Filled Without Purchase I Have Selected A Gentleman Cadet Who Recently Passed A Publick Examination At The Royal Military College'. Hill Concludes By Remarking That He Will Not 'Lose Sight Of Your Desire For Your Nephew Mr. Samuel Adams'S Appointment To That Corps'. Some Slight Traces Of Former Mounting To The Left Edge Of The First Page, Only Just Affecting A Few Letters Of Text, And With The Small Circular Label Of The Rawlins Collection Neatly Affixed To The Lower Right Corner Of The Second Page. About Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 120
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