Lot 978: Kellerman, Francois Christophe



2015-09-16 14:11:55

Lot 978: Kellerman François Christophe: (1735-1820) Marshal Of France, Duc De Valmy. L.S., Duc De Valmy, Two Pages, 4To, Mainz, 2Nd July 1813, To Prince Of Neuchatel Major General, In French. Kellerman Informs His Correspondent Stating 'Following The Letter Your Highness Made Me The Honour To Send Me, I Send You The Situation Of The Observation Corps In Bavaria At Today'S Date, Including Troops Arrived To Mainz, Those On Its Way…'. Kellerman Continues With His Report And Concludes 'Nothing Will Be Spared In Order To Accelerate The Departure Of The Troops Of This Observation Corps As Well As All Those Intended To Join The Grande Armée'. A Stain To The Front Upper Right Not Affecting The Text Or Signature. Together With A D.S., Duc De Valmy, One Page, Large Folio, Mainz, 2Nd July 1813, In French. The Attractive Document Being The Report About The Observation Corps In Bavaria, Sent By Marshal Kellerman To The Prince Of Neuchatel. The Report Is An Extremely Interesting And Cleanly Presented Document With Detailed Information, Including Number Of Officers, Ranks, Troops, Artillery, Cavalry, Soldiers In Hospital, And Even Deserters, Including A List Of Expected Arrival Dates For Additional Troops, Etc. A Stain To Lower Border Not Affecting The Text Or Signature. Vg, 2 Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753-1815) Marshal Of France, Prince Of Wagram And Neuchatel. Chief Of Staff Under Napoleon. In July 1813 Napoleon I Was In Dresde And About To Visit Mainz To Take The Troops Salute. Only 8 Days Before, Napoleon Met Metternich In Dresde, An Important Historical Meeting, Trying To Avoid Austria'S Involvement Into The Coalition. A Decision Often Reported As The Beginning Of The End Of Napoleon'S Empire. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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