Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar
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British military officer of German parents.
Trained at Sandhurt, Edward joined the Grenadier Guards as an ensign in 1841.
He served in the Crimean War and fought at the Battle of Alma in September 1854 and the Siege of Sevastopol in October 1854, where he was slightly injured. He fought on at the Battle of Balaclava in October 1854 and the Battle of Inkerman in November 1854.
Edward was promoted to the Lieutenant colonel "for distinguished Service in the Field" during the war in December 1854.After the Crimean War, Edward’s Royal connection guaranteed steady promotion and in June 1897 he was made Field Marshal, which caused The Times to observe sourly that his career had included no great military achievements.
This is a fine signature cut from a letter, on a piece measuring 3.25" x 1". Loosely mounted with photo corners on a 5.5" x 3.5" white card. In good condition.