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WROTTESLEY (Capt. Hon. George, RE) Life & Correspondence of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., [v]+506pp., portrait frontis. & [iii]+508pp., fascim. letter as frontis. Richard Bentley. 1873  #53012
Definitive contemp. biography (by his son-in-law - another Royal Engineer). Burgoyne (1782-1871) was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1798, served in the Peninsular War (Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria &c.) & the war of 1812 in America (New Orleans &c.). As Inspector-Gen. of Fortifications, he was sent to Turkey in 1853 to examine the coming seat of war. He remained with Raglan's HQ as an adviser (& de facto 2 i/c) until in Nov. 1854 he was made scapegoat for the failure to conquer Sebastopol before the onset of winter & returned home. Ex-lib. in later brown lib. cloth, sound thus.   £65

     


 

 



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