VYSE, General Richard. 15663

£45

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Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Vyse’, to the Quarter Master General, sending returns for the local Yorkshire Militia. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, in good condition. Annotation on verso indicating the militia are to march to Pontefract. Beverley, 15 March 1811. Richard Vyse (1746–1825), army officer, received the command of the 1st dragoon guards on 28 May 1784, and during the Revolutionary War served in Flanders in command of a brigade under the duke of York. He distinguished himself on several occasions, particularly at the battle of Le Cateau on 25 April 1794, where, at the head of two brigades of heavy cavalry, he significantly contributed to the victory, and at the evacuation of Ostend, which he superintended on 1 July. Vyse was promoted major-general on 2 October 1794, and lieutenant-general on 1 January 1801. He became general on 1 January 1812, and died at Lichfield on 30 May 1825.