Title: Letter of Recommendation from General Claude Ursule Gency of the Grande Armee to Promote Sergeant Denizot to Lieutenant. Manuscript on Paper signed by General Claude Ursule Gency, 1808
Condition: Very Good
An early 19th century document, being a written and signed proposal of promotion by General Claude Ursule Gency in favor of one Sergeant Denizot for the place of lieutenant, with written statements of his service since 1792 as a volunteer.
Born June 13, 1765 in the city of Meulan, and passed away January 6, 1845, in the same city, Gency was a French commander and general of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire, with a long and winding career. He entered service in the 15th infantry regiment, formerly Béarn on February 11, 1783. He was then made corporal on August 15, 1785, dismissed on February 21, 1788, and returned to service on January 1, 1791. He was later made captain of the company of chasseurs from Meulan, a company which is the core of the 9th battalion of volunteers from Seine-et-Oise, taking command of it as battalion commander on September 16, 1792. He was confirmed in the rank of brigade chief and was promoted to provisional brigadier general on August 17, 1794. He was made a member of the Legion of Honor on December 11, 1803, and Commander of the Order on June 14, 1804. He was then sent to the Army of the North on October 18, 1806. He received command of the department of Seine-Inférieure on October 24, 1810, and that of Helder on October 18, 1809. He later submitted to the Bourbons, and Louis XVIII gave him command of the department of Eure, with the cross of Saint-Louis on August 24, 1814. He was made honorary lieutenant-general on February 8, 1815, by Napoleon Bonaperte, upon his return from the island of Elba, who kept him in command of the department of Eure on March 31, 1815.
One manuscript on paper, 24 x 38 cm
This manuscript is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the page edges. There is minimal staining.