Général Jourdan - Petition pour amnistie du Ct Canubi Jouretta de Coni - 1802

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Général Jourdan - Petition pour amnistie du Ct Canubi Jouretta de Coni - 1802
War history - Quantity: 1 - Autograph letter signed (ALS)

Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, born on April 29, 1762 in Limoges, Upper Vienna and died on November 23, 1833 in Paris, was a French soldier who has attained the dignity of Marshal of the Empire. He decided to enlist in the Royal Army. After briefly participating in the War of Independence in the United States, favoured by his displayed republicanism, Jourdan became a brilliant Revolutionary general: he was victorious in Wattignies and especially at the battle of Fleurus on 26 June 1794, an event that saved France from an invasion and that made him instantly popular. The same year, he again won the battles of Sprimont and Aldenhoven. Subsequently, his campaigns of 1796 and 1799 in Germany proved less happy against Archduke Charles and he was beaten several times, notably in Ostrach and Stockach. In addition to his military activities, he was active in politics and in 1798 passed the Jourdan-Delbrel Act, which established conscription. Joined by Napoleon Bonaparte, the letter has a header reading “Le General Jourdan' 27 ieme division Militaire TURIN le 14 Thermidor an X ( 1802) au Prefet de la Sture” Petition asking for Amnesty for the Ct Canubi de Jourettade Coni.

Lot details
Object
Autograph letter signed (ALS)
Number of Books
1
Subject
War history
Author/ Illustrator
Général Jourdan
Book Title
Petition pour amnistie du Ct Canubi Jouretta de Coni
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1802
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
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