Lot 884: [Waterloo Battle Of]



2015-07-10 15:43:43

Lot 884: [Waterloo Battle Of]: Somerset Fitzroy (1788-1855) 1St Baron Raglan. British Field Marshal Who Served As Military Secretary To The Duke Of Wellington And Was Present At The Battle Of Waterloo (Where He Had To Have His Right Arm Amputated). Somerset Is Most Famous For His Role As Overall Commander Of The British Forces During The Crimean War, Where He Gave The Fateful Order Which Led To The Charge Of The Light Brigade. A.L.S., Fitzroy Somerset, Two Pages, 8Vo, Horse Guards, 7Th May 1845, To George Tucker. Somerset States That He Has Communicated With Colonel Williams Regarding The Expediency Of His Son'S Appearance At Addicombe After The Summer Vacation, And Explains That He Has Received A Letter 'Stating That The Youth Was Admitted Last February And Has Been At The Academy Ever Since'. Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 120
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