DUPUIS, Major-General J.E. 18838

£120

Description

Autograph Letter Signed to “My dear Wood” (General Sir David Edward Wood), about the promotion of officers in the Brigade, discussing ant-ridden blankets, cavalry saddles, the Medjidie insignia for the Artillery, and much else. 6 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, fine. Calcutta, 24 December 1858. Major-General J.E.Dupuis commanded the Royal Artillery during the Indian Mutiny. General Sir David Edward Wood (1812-1894), the son of Colonel Thomas Wood (1777-1860), was commissioned into the Royal Artillery, served at the Cape (1842-43), held a high command in the Royal Horse Artillery in the Crimea and during the Indian Mutiny.