Field Marshall Sir Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough (1779-1869), English School circa 1850

Dimensions 8.00cm high   
Description Rectangular, set in the original red leather travelling case

Sir Hugh was a British Army officer. After serving as a junior officer at the seizure of the Cape of Good Hope during the French Revolutionary Wars, Gough commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot during the Peninsular War. After serving as commander-in-chief of the British forces in China during the First Opium War, he became Commander-in-Chief, India and led the British forces in action against the Mahrattas defeating them decisively at the conclusion of the Gwalior Campaign and then commanded the troops that defeated the Sikhs during both the First Anglo-Sikh War and the Second Anglo-Sikh War for which he became known as the 'hammer of the Sikhs'
Medium watercolour om ivory
Condition Good
Ref No. 5168
Price £700.00
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