Jean-Louis Desaix. Military documents, 1836-1839

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Jean-Louis DESAIX (1790-1845), Nephew of Empire General Desaix, general, deputy of Puy-de-Dôme.

French military documents. 1836-1839. Four signed papers, 4 pp, small in-folio, letterhead in corner.

Correspondence addressed to the Colonel then General Desaix for his various promotions and salutations during the July Monarchy. Nephew of the Empire General, Desaix was adjutant of Marshal Suchet in Spain, wounded at the siege of Tarragona, then field aide of the Emperor during the Russian campaign. He was appointed squadron commander of the Guards of Honor, promoted to colonel during the Hundred Days before participating in Waterloo. Sidelined during the Restoration, he returned to service in 1830 as a colonel of the 8th Cuirassiers , promoted brigadier in 1836. He was elected member of the department of Puy-de-Dôme in 1831.

- Appointment to the rank of brigadier, signed by Marshal Minister MAISON ( January 1836 ) ;
- Appointment to command the Department of the Somme replacing General Varlot eligible for retirement, signed by the General War Minister BERNARD ( April 1838 ) ;
- Letter from Minister announcing that the to Desaix that the King has appointed him to command the 3rd Brigade of the Cavalry Division to be gathered under the orders of the Duke of Nemours ( June 1838 ) ;
- Order of General Bernard, Minister of War, to go on the field in Lille to take command of the 2nd Brigade of the division of Cuirassiers whose corps is assembled on the northern border, under the command of Lieutenant General Faudoas ( January 1839 ).

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