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(1768-1827) General officer during the French Revolutionary Wars, leading a division in the 1796-1797 campaign in southern Germany. Beginning in 1809, in the Napoleonic Wars, Emperor Napoleon I entrusted him with corps commands in the Italian theater. Good association A.L.S. as Lieutenant of the Army of the Rhine on his military letterhead, 1p. 4to., Ratisbonne [likely French for the German city of Regensburg], Aug. 6, 1800, addressed to one 'Major General Dessolles' - almost certainly referring to future Prime Minister of France JEAN-JOSEPH, MARQUIS DESSOLLES (1767 - 1828). In the letter, Grenier states that he has attached rewards to give to officers that enter the campaign, yet the general in charge has not made funds available to issue these rewards. The letter was likely addressed to Dessolle, as during this time, he was serving as the Chief of Staff for Jean Victor Marie Moreau, then-Commander of the Army of the Rhine. Expertly inlaid. Fine condition.

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8 februari 2021 10:00 EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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