NAPOLÉON IER. Letter signed "Np" to Major... - Lot 3 - Osenat

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NAPOLÉON IER. Letter signed "Np" to Major... - Lot 3 - Osenat
NAPOLÉON IER. Letter signed "Np" to Major General of the Grande Armée Louis-Alexandre Berthier. Palais de Saint-Cloud, October 19, 1808. 1/3 p. in-4. "Mon cousin, le 27e de chasseurs, ci-devant régiment d'Aremberg, sera dirigée sur Niort et prendra les ordres duc d'Abrantès [le général Jean-Andoche Junot]. It will form part of the 8th corps of the Spanish army..." ORGANIZATION OF THE SPANISH ARMY. The emperor was now preparing for the intervention he would personally lead in the peninsula from November 1808 to January 1809, in order to re-establish the military situation in his brother Joseph's kingdom. ANCIEN REGIMENT DES CHEVAU-LEGERS BELGES, renamed on May 29, 1808, the 27th regiment of chasseurs, was to form with the 1st regiment of hussars the light cavalry of the VIIIth corps under Junot's command in this imperial campaign. Napoleon I, Correspondance générale, Paris, Fayard, vol. VIII, 2011, no. 19062, transcription based on the present expedition in the Jean-Claude Lachnitt collection.
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