ALS to Adair [with:] DS promoting James Vospier to Captain
signedA single page each. The ALS on a bifolium, the DS vellum. 12mo & 4to
1844·Saint Helens and Bengal
by Gough, Hugh, Viscount
Saint Helens and Bengal, 1844. A single page each. The ALS on a bifolium, the DS vellum. 12mo & 4to. Both documents with old folds, the DS a little grubby. A single page each. The ALS on a bifolium, the DS vellum. 12mo & 4to. Promoted to Field Marshall in 1862, Gough had served in the Peninsular War, the First Opium War in 1841, he helped defeat the Mahrattas and Sikhs and was appointed Commander in Chief in India in 1843. ODNB, summarises Gough's achievements, thus: "Gough, a man of noble presence, was said to have commanded in more general actions than any other British officer of the nineteenth century except the duke of Wellington. His courage, chivalry, and racy brogue all contributed to his popularity with his soldiers, despite his bull-headed tactics. Wellington described him as 'affording the brightest example of the highest qualities of the British soldier' (Fortescue, Brit. army, 12.473)."The DS is signed in his capacity as Commander in Chief of India.
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