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The Stunning sword of General Baron Hugh Halkett, G.C.H., C.B.

Born in 1783 in Scotland, Halkett was brother of Lieutenant General Sir Colin Halkett

From 1798 to 1801 He served in India in the Scottish Brigade, in 1803 he joined the 2nd Light Infantry Battalion of the newly formed King's German Legion, which was under the command of his brother Colin. Involved in numerous expeditions to Hanover, Rügen and Copenhagen. During this time he was promoted and won a commendation, He fought in the Peninsular war at the Battle of Albuera and was in command of 2KGL in John Hope's 7th Division. He distinguished himsel at the Siege of Burgos and at the Battle of Venta del Pozo. In 1813 he joined the new Hanoverian Army and led a brigade in which he captured a Danish standard at the action of Sehestedt.
At the Battle of Waterloo, Halkett commanded four battalions of Hanoverian landwehr (militia), which were sent to the front with the regulars. These units were organised into the 3rd Hanoverian Brigade of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton’s 2nd Division. Halkett’s brigade was held in reserve on the right flank for most of the battle. After the defeat of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard, the Duke of Wellington sent Halkett to pursue the disintegrating French forces. He is remembered for capturing General Cambronne while his Osnabrück Battalion engaged the French Imperial Guard.
After Waterloo, Halkett stayed in the Hanoverian service. He rose to be a General and Inspector-General of infantry. He led a Federal Army Corps in the First War of Schleswig (also known as the Prussian-Danish War of 1848), and defeated the Danes at the Battle of Oeversee, a rear-guard action at Sankelmark. Halkett held many foreign orders, including the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle, the Pour le Mérite and the Russian St. Anne. In 1862, he was ennobled (heritable) to a Freiherr (Baron) by King George V of Hanover and died the following year. His brother served with considerable distinction during the Waterloo campaign, being wounded at Waterloo and having four horses shot from under him.


The sword also sold at Bonhams 5 years ago for £4500 inc premium

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22277/lot/104/

The price of this fascinating and historic sword is £5000, I am open to px/trade for other arms and armour European or Japanese, please feel free to email me at knightofengland@hotmail.co.uk for more information or photos.
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