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(1757 - 1816) French marshal who saved the his army at Castiglione and later served in Germany and won the battle of Naumburg. He failed to support Napoleon's return and retired to his estate. Good content manuscript L.S. on his personal Legion d'honneur letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Paris, 1801 to a lieutenant in the Irish Legion. Not translated, by apparently a simple and polite letter recognizing the officers and men of the legion. The Irish Legion was a French battalion established in 1803 for a future invasion of Ireland. Augereau had been ordained to lead the invasion, which was called off owing to British naval strength. It was disbanded in 1815.

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February 8, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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