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Major General Charles George Gordon (1833-1885) – An addressed envelope, franked …

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Major General Charles George Gordon (1833-1885) - An addressed envelope, franked in Gravesend Kent in 1867, from Major General Gordon to Lieutenant-General Sir Gerald Graham (1831-1899) d (Plate 6) Lilac (Wmk. Emblems) tied by Gravesend duplex dated June 19th 1867, the reverse London datestamp for June 20th and Montreal arrival mark July 2ndwas killed by the Mahdi's forces after defending the besieged city of Khartoum for 317 days when he was Governor-General of the Soudan, he held a number of important posts throughout his military career, and was in command of the Royal engineers at Gravesend when addressing this envelope to his lifelong friend Gerald Graham, at that time Colonel of the Royal Engineers at Montreal in CanadaGeneral Sir Gerald Graham served in the Crimea, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross, afterwards with Gordon in China 1860/61, he commanded a brigade of infantry in the Egyptian War of 1882, where he won a victory at Hassassin and led the assault on Tel-el-Kebir, he was appointed Colonel-Commandant of the Corps of Royal Engineers in the year of his death.with full inscription, framed and glazed, 26.5cm x 14cm.

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Auktionshaus: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Titel: Auction 20.09.2011
Auktionsdatum: 20.09.2011
Adresse: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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