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Napoleon Bonaparte, Military Letters

Title: Napoleon Bonaparte, Military Letters

Creator: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Dates: 1798, 1810

Quantity: 2 items

Collection Number: MS 0119

Language: French


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Preferred Citation: Napoleon Bonaparte, Military Letters (MS 0119). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Napoleon Bonaparte served as a general during the French Revolution and became Emperor of France and King of Italy as Napoleon I.

Scope and Content:

There are two military letters that outline requests for promotion and sick leave.


Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844

Berthier, Louis-Alexandre, 1753-1815

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Military letters, 1798, 1810Item 1. Letter, 1798, July 31

A letter from the General of the Division Bons of the Army of the Orient requesting that Captain Charbond be promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief for his exemplary service in the Battle of the Pyramids in Egypt. Napoleon granted the request on 31 July 1798, with his full signature.

Item 2. Letter, 1810, July 3

A letter from Marshal Louis Alexandre Berthier (1753-1815) the Prince of Wagram and Neufchâtel, Switzerland, to Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French and King of Italy, requesting a three-month sick leave for Lt. Koch in the Spanish Army. Napoleon granted the request on 3 July 1810 by signing his initials "NB."

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