SÉRURIER, Jean Mathieu Philibert, Marshal of France, and others. 13694

£175

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Manuscript Certificate de Service for Pierre Augustin Marthe, fusilier, confirming his wound at the Siege of Toulon, and his service since the Revolution, signed by 12 officers, including Sérurier as General of division. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, small piece torn from lower margin, otherwise good. Au Chateau de Carline, 10 floreal an 3me [29 April 1795] An uncommon signature (and many others waiting to be identified) on an attractive military certificate. Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, 1st Comte Sérurier (1742—1819), Marshal of France, fought in the French Revolutionary Wars in the army of the Alps (1795) and under Napoleon in Italy at the battles of Vico,Mondovi, Catiglione and in the siege of Mantua.. He was Governor of Venice (1801) and Lucca (1798). He helped Bonaparte to carry out the 18 Brumaire coup (November 1799).