Medallic history of Napoleon Bonaparte by Ann Mudie ScargillMedallic history of Napoleon Bonaparte by Ann Mudie Scargill

Medallic history of Napoleon Bonaparte

byAnn Mudie Scargill

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1820. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... No. 28. the tomb of desaix on mount st. bernard. Desaix, a man who was as feeling as he was brave, had often repeated on seeing the tombs of the Arabs, that the aspect of the de sert was that of death for the living and peace for the dead. When the assigning a place for the tomb of this hero was in question, Napoleon fancied he was acting conformably to the melancholy ideas of him whose memory he cherished, by fixing on the Church of the Monastery of Mount St. Bernard, the most elevated and the most silent of all European habitations. He caused a magnificent tomb to be erected, and ornamented with a bas relief, which represented the moment he received his death wound and fell from his horse. The hero is received in the arms of his aid-de-camp the Duke of Parma. Victory, which hovers over their heads does not arrest her course; this alludes to the battle of Marengo, gained by the French immediately after the death of General Desaix, who had just decided the success of the day by a skilful manoeuvre. The Emperor could not preside at the funeral pomp which was however conducted with all the dignity due to the hero for whom it was ordered and to him who paid this homage to the manes of a great man. The medal commemorating this event, and given to every soldier who witnessed the ceremony; exhibits on one side the head of the Sovereign with the inscription on the field, Napoleon Emperor. On the reverse is the grave as it now stands, and on the field the inscription. Napoleon to the manes of Desaix. date First stone laid by the Emperor xxv. Prarial year, xiii. 3d June, 1804. No. 29. There is another medal on the same subject, on which is represented a similar monument. On the reverse within ...
Title:Medallic history of Napoleon BonaparteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217233988

ISBN - 13:9780217233989

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