L. S.of Marshal Victor Duke of BELLUNE Grand Marshal of Empire 13 July 1807 signed letter as Minister of war

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L. S.of Marshal Victor Duke of BELLUNE Grand Marshal of Empire 13 July 1807 signed letter as Minister of war
in very good condition on watermarked paper his name appears on a pillar of the arc de triomphe Paris

It is illustrated in the second campaign of Bonaparte in Italy. In 1806, during the break with Prussia, he left Copenhagen by the end of September to join the Grand Army. He was appointed as Chief of the general staff of the 5th corps commanded by Marshal Lannes. On 14 October, in the battle of Iena. He's injured the 25th October, Victor receives, the powers of Marshal Lannes. On 20 January 1807 he was kidnapped by a party of 25 Prussian hunters commanded by Schill. Exchanged almost immediately against Blücher on 8 March 1807, by the care of the Emperor Napoleon,
6 June, Victor replaces Bernadotte, at the head of the 1st army corps. He became Marshal of Empire on 13 July 1807. Governor of Prussia and Berlin on 9 August 1807 after the peace of Tilsitt, he became Duke of Bellune in September 1808, before leaving for Spain. Letter at the time as Minister of war to the General Mambourg Baron commanding the 5th military Division Paris 1822

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