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  William Rose Mansfield

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British General who served as Commander-in-Chief of India from 1865 to 1870.

Mansfield was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst and was commissioned into the 53rd Foot as an ensign in 1835.

He was mostly active in India and served in the Sutlej campaign of 1845 to 1846.

Promoted to major in 1847, he commanded the 53rd Regiment in the Punjab from 1848 to 1849 and was employed in the Peshawar operations in 1851 and 1852, reaching the rank of Colonel in October 1854.

In 1855, during the Crimean War, Mansfield was appointed military adviser to the Ambassador at Constantinople Lord Stratford de Redcliff, and accompanied him to the Crimea. He then returned to India and served as Chief-of-Staff during the Indian Mutiny campaign from 1857 to 1859. Knighted for his actions during the Siege of Lucknow he served as Commander-in-Chief of the Bombay Army from 1860 to 1865 and as Commander-in-Chief, India from 1865 to 1870. He was promoted to full general on 23 May 1872.

In 1871 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Sandhurst.

This is a fine ink signature cut from the bottom of a letter on a piece measuring 3.75" x 1.5". In good condition.