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French Military. J.N. Gobert. Militaire Français, Guadeloupe.  c1810

French Military. J.N. Gobert. Militaire Français, Guadeloupe. c1810


by d'Haudricourt, Ternisien

French General Jacques-Nicolas Gobert (1760-1808), trained as a military engineer, and received promotion during the revolution despite suspicions of his noble birth. He was appointed Brigadier General in 1793 and assisted in quelling the slave uprising in Guadeloupe in 1802, when he was promoted to Major General and awarded the Legion of Honour.

Small antique engraving from a drawing by Louis LaFitte for Les Fastes de la Nation Françaises (The Annals of the French Nation), to perpetuate the memory of Hauts Faits militaries, les Trait de vertus civiques, ainsi que les Actions memorable des Membres de la Legion-d’Honneur, (illustrating great military achievements and civic feats of bravery), published in Paris circa 1804-1816 by Monsieur Ternisien d’Haudricourt.

The Legion of Honour, a military and civil order of merit, was the premier order of the French republic, created by Napoleon to honour for war services, and extraordinary military bravery and service in times of war. The award of the Legion of Honour automatically carried with it the Croix de Guerre (Military Cross), the highest French military medal.

This fine hand-coloured engraving was published with French text below the engraving. Size of engraving is 4 x 5.5 inches (10 x 14 cm). Size of full page is 11 x 8 inches (28 x 20 cm).


Stock Number: apFrenchPrice: $30.00